Drivers of older cars in Metro Vancouver will have to take their vehicles through the AirCare testing stations for another 10 years.

The Metro Vancouver Board of Directors has decided to extend the emission-testing program until 2020 for cars and light-duty trucks.

The board says AirCare is still a cost-effective way of reducing air pollution and safeguarding peoples' health.

The board is also calling on the provincial government to expand the AirCare program so it also test heavy duty vehicles like tractor-trailer trucks.