Vehicles that are up for registration renewal or transfer, and are 2008 models or older, may be required to go through an emissions test. If you need to test your car or truck, and your vehicle does not pass emissions, you must fix the issue and retest before you can renew your registration. Greg’s Japanese Auto has a state-authorized emissions specialist at every location. This specialist will make the needed repairs so your vehicle can run properly again.
Why Emission System Repair is Crucial
Repairing your car’s emission system is crucial for your health and your vehicle’s longevity. Emissions from vehicles are a big contribution to air pollution, and there are many consequences when vehicles are not up to code. Air pollution is directly tied to decreased health and issues such as pneumonia, bronchitis, heart disease, lung cancer, and chronic respiratory disorders. Air pollution also leads to acid rain and creates harmful ozone that contributes to global warming and climate change.
Keeping your emission system maintained properly is beneficial for many reasons. These include:
- Improved vehicle performance
- Longer engine and vehicle life
- Better fuel economy
- Prevent oil contamination
- Cleaner air
Signs There is an Issue
While a failed emissions test is an obvious way to find out something is not working properly, there are other signs to indicate you need to get your vehicle checked out. One is your check engine light or if your oil light comes on. Some other signs may include:
- Growling or whining noise
- Your vehicle won’t start
- Reduced power
- Fuel odor
- Stalling or hesitation
- Noise during acceleration
- Unstable idle
- Bad gas mileage
- Oil leak
Because there are many possible reasons why you failed an emissions test, or your vehicle is not functioning correctly, it is important to have an experienced professional check it out.
The Repair Process
The emission system is not only important, but it is also complex. Greg’s Japanese Auto emissions specialist performs a series of tests on your vehicle to determine the exact problem, whether it is the air injection pump, evaporative emission control, catalytic converter, or oxygen sensor. Once the problem is discovered, the correct repairs can be made. This will ensure you pass the emission reinspection and prolong the life of your vehicle.
Contact Greg’s Japanese Auto
If you need to pass emissions and you are experiencing car problems, bring it into Greg’s Japanese Auto for expert analysis and repair. Our certified technicians are experienced in all Japanese cars and trucks, including Toyota, Acura, Nissan, and Subaru. Our diagnostic experts can find out what is wrong in no time and repair it in an expedient manner. Call and schedule an appointment today.