Self-Service Kiosks Offer 24-Hour Convenience

Please note: Most 1996 and newer gasoline or 1997 and newer diesel cars and light trucks can be connected to the kiosk via a Diagnostic Link Connector (DLC). Some exceptions are listed here. Vehicles older than this will not qualify to take advantage of the kiosk test.  

Get an E-Check at your convenience 24/7, with one of our self-service kiosks that have been added at 16 E-Check stations throughout Northeast Ohio. These easy-to-use kiosks have step-by-step instructions appearing on the screen to walk you through the simple process of testing your own vehicle. Once testing is complete, the kiosk will print a vehicle inspection report that can be used for vehicle registration or plate transfer. The self-service kiosk is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Note: If the vehicle VIN is manually entered, you may not be able to complete the test without the VIN being verified by a manager during station operating hours.

Important information regarding the check engine light:

If the check engine light has been turned off recently (within a week) because the battery was disconnected, vehicle repaired, serviced or the computer cleared with a scan tool, the vehicle may not be able to receive a test either at the kiosk or an inspection lane.  The vehicle may first need to be driven through its drive cycle to ready the vehicle’s computer for testing.  You can read the following for additional information on drive cycles and vehicle testing readiness: 

http://epa.ohio.gov/dapc/echeck/testing_info/ECheckBrochures.aspx

http://epa.ohio.gov/Portals/27/echeck/docs/OBDReadiness_DriveCycles.pdf

If the check engine light is on, you will still be able to test the vehicle, however, you will receive a failing test.  The purpose for this would be to obtain the trouble codes for free which you or your mechanic can use to assist in the repair of the vehicle.  The vehicle is allowed up to three free tests within a 365 day period.  The fourth and any subsequent tests will need to be conducted at a full service station in an inspection lane and will cost $18 each time. Only one free passing test is permitted per 365-day period. 

 

EZ Do-It-Yourself Steps
The inspection consists of three easy steps:

Step 1: Scan your vehicle's VIN barcode, or enter it directly on the screen and verify or enter other vehicle information as necessary.

Note: If the vehicle VIN is manually entered, you may not be able to complete the test without the VIN being verified by a manager during station operating hours.



Step 2: Connect the On-board Diagnostic (OBD) testing device to your vehicle's data port.



Step 3: Collect your Vehicle Inspection Report showing your vehicle's information and the inspection results. If your vehicle passes, the inspection report may be used for vehicle registration or plate transfer. If your vehicle fails, you must return to a regular inspection lane during normal business hours for your re-inspection.

 

Self-Service Kiosk Locations

City Address Status
Berea 1291 W. Bagley Rd., Berea, OH 44017 NOW OPEN
Cleveland
4557 Industrial Pkwy, Cleveland, OH 44135
NOW OPEN
Euclid 1750 Metro Dr., Euclid, OH 44132 NOW OPEN
North Royalton 13000 York Delta Dr., North Royalton, OH 44133 NOW OPEN
Warrensville Heights 19000 S Miles Rd., Warrensville Heights, OH 44128 NOW OPEN
Westlake 24770 Sperry Dr., Westlake, OH 44145 NOW OPEN
Valley View 6150 West Canal Rd., Valley View, OH 44125 NOW OPEN
Chardon 10632 Auburn Rd., Chardon, OH 44024 NOW OPEN
Painesville 1755 North Ridge Rd., Painesville, OH 44077 TEMPORARILY OUT OF SERVICE
Elyria 128 Reaser Ct., Elyria, OH 44036 NOW OPEN
Medina 770 North Progress Dr., Medina, OH 44256 NOW OPEN
Kent 1460 Fairchild Rd., Kent, OH 44240 NOW OPEN
Rootstown 5093 S Prospect St., Rootstown, OH 44272 NOW OPEN
Akron 1818 Copley Rd., Akron, OH 44320 NOW OPEN
Cuyahoga Falls 3478 State Rd., Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223 NOW OPEN
Twinsburg 2200 Pinnacle Pkwy., Twinsburg, OH 44087 NOW OPEN