How to reduce car pollution

Advice on how to reduce car pollution and get a free emissions test.

How can I reduce car pollution?

  • Avoid using cars for short journeys
  • Care for your car. Check tuning, tyre pressure, breaks and fuel consumption
  • Get a regular service
  • Remove weight you don't need. For example, a roof rack
  • Consider low rolling resistance tyres
  • Use higher gears when you can
  • Switch off your engine when stopped
  • Only use air conditioning when you need it
  • Share journeys or lift share

We carry out roadside emissions checks on cars with Police Scotland.

We issue Fixed Penalty Notices (FPN) to drivers of cars which fail the roadside emissions test.

Free car emission test garages
Garage nameAddressPhone number
Angus' Motors

Unit 3 West Arthurlie
Lochlibo Road
Barrhead
G78 1LG

0141 876 0470
Burnfield Motors Ltd

18 Fenwick Road
Giffnock
G46 6AN

0141 637 2212
C&M Motors

Sydney Cottage
Henry Street
Barrhead
G78 1RL

0141 881 8108
Eaglesham Garage

77 Gilmour Street
Eaglesham
G76 0LH

01355 302 685
Harry Fairbairn

139 Burnfield Road
Giffnock
G46 7TS

0141 278 7918
Jim Gaffney Motor Engineers 

195/197 Burnfield Road
Giffnock
G46 7RA

0141 633 3562
McConnechy's Tyre Service Ltd 

72 Spiersbridge Road
Thornliebank
G46 7SN

0141 621 4400

Mercedes Benz of Ginnock

34 Fenwick Road
Giffnock
G46 6AA

0141 629 1200
Kwik-fit

158 Fenwick Road
Giffnock
G46 6XW

0141 621 0202
Kwik-fit

Cross Arthurlie Street
Barrhead
G78 1QY

0141 880 8088
John Robb & Son

Kirkstyle Garage
37 High Street
Neilston
G78 3HJ

0141 881 1759
Ross Maitland Motor Engineers

Whitecraigs Station Car Park 
46 Ayr Road
Whitecraigs
G46 6SA

0141 639 9655
Select Services (Scotland) Ltd

99a Blackbyres Road
Barrhead
G78 1TN

0141 881 8213
Summerlee Garage 

Summerlea Road
Thornliebank
G46 8PD

0141 638 0060
Last modified on 12 March 2021

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