Chance to have vehicle checked

Drivers in Midlothian are being offered free vehicle emissions testing at Straiton.

Testing is available at the Asda store car park, from Thursday to Sunday (9am-5pm) this week.

A team specialising in vehicle testing will be giving free advice and guidance about how residents can run their car more cost effectively. They can also check a car’s exhaust for harmful gases and other pollutants.

There is a hotline for reporting ‘smoky’ or idling vehicles – 01845 451 888 – leave details of the location, registration number, owner details (if known), date and time and, if appropriate, how long the vehicle remained stationary with its engine running.

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