Car Exhaust

September 15, 2016

Checking the Emissions for your Vehicle

  To help maintain your vehicle properly, make sure that it is brought in for an inspection on a regular basis. When we inspect it, we can also check for the emissions it produces. Every vehicle will put out some type of emissions. Whether it is directly from the engine or it comes out the exhaust system, there will be some residue from the running engine to deal with. Most vehicles manufactured these days are meant to run a pretty clean engine, when they are in peak operating condition. Older cars or ones that are not in good repair might not have such a great emissions history with the exhaust system. Taking it in for a test by a professional is the one way to find out or simply look at your exhaust pipe as it warms up in the driveway. Emissions are toxins and pollutants released by the engine of the vehicle. Certain states have heavy restrictions on how many emissions your vehicle can release without getting a ticket. They need to be inspected annually and get a sticker that says they made it through the testing process and be paid. When you are not inspected and happen to get pulled over by a police officer for another traffic violation, then they can also write you a ticket for not have an emissions sticker on your car. If you are uncertain about the emissions in your vehicle, make sure to bring it in so we can inspect it for you. To get your vehicle tested for its emissions, you simply make an appointment with us so we can do the certified testing. Then we will hook up special machinery to the exhaust system of your vehicle. It will be turned on and then monitor the air output from the exhaust. The machine will run for a few minutes and then be turned off. A computer print out from the emissions test will then be read and it details the parts per million (PPM) that are released from your vehicle. This can help to identified if it is economically friendly and what emissions are produced. If you ever have any questions, make sure to bring the vehicle in and we can test the emissions for you. This can make for a safe and pleasant driving experience.
October 24, 2014

Emissions are Important to Check

To help maintain your vehicle properly, make sure that it is brought in for an inspection on a regular basis. When we inspect it, we can also check for the emissions it produces. Every vehicle will put out some type of emissions. Whether it is directly from the engine or it comes out the exhaust system, there will be some residue from the running engine to deal with. Most vehicles manufactured these days are meant to run a pretty clean engine, when they are in peak operating condition. Older cars or ones that are not in good repair might not have such a great emissions history with the exhaust system. Taking it in for a test by a professional is the one way to find out or simply look at your exhaust pipe as it warms up in the driveway. What Are Emissions from the Vehicle Emissions are toxins and pollutants released by the engine of the vehicle. Certain states have heavy restrictions on how many emissions your vehicle can release without getting a ticket. They need to be inspected annually and get a sticker that says they made it through the testing process and be paid. When you are not inspected and happen to get pulled over by a police officer for another traffic violation, then they can also write you a ticket for not have an emissions sticker on your car. If you are uncertain about the emissions in your vehicle, make sure to bring it in so we can inspect it for you. Regular Maintenance is Important To get your vehicle tested for its emissions, you simply make an appointment with us so we can do the certified testing. Then we will hook up special machinery to the exhaust system of your vehicle. It will be turned on and then monitor the air output from the exhaust. The machine will run for a few minutes and then be turned off. A computer print out from the emissions test will then be read and it details the parts per million (PPM) that are released from your vehicle. This can help to identified if it is economically friendly and what emissions are produced. Regular maintenances are important to matter what because that way we can notice an issue forming before it turns into a much larger problem. If an issue is ignored, it can result in a costly repair bill in the future. Why Emissions Matter Emissions matter because that is air that everyone breathes. For states that are highly populated with a lot of congestion, it could mean many more toxins going in to the air by people who commute on the highways. When states restrict what can go in to the air, it saves the environment from being damaged. The air is cleaner simply by forcing people to keep their cars in good repair so they are not heavy on emissions releases. If you ever have any questions, make sure to bring the vehicle in and we can test the emissions for you. This can make for a safe and pleasant driving experience.
February 24, 2014

Warning Signs there is Trouble with the Exhaust

The exhaust system of the vehicle plays an important role in the proper operation and safety for the vehicle. Mufflers that are damaged can affect how the vehicle performs. Also, corroded pipes or holes in the system could cause issues for how the vehicle drives and performs. Knowing when there are first signs of issues with the vehicle can help to prevent further wear for other parts. It can also help decrease the chance for a costly repair bill. Some signs of exhaust problems could include fumes inside the passenger compartment of the vehicle. It can also cause a decrease in fuel efficiency of the vehicle. Another sign could be any unusual sounds or noises that come from the engine or muffler of the vehicle. This can be especially noticeable whenever the vehicle is running. Rough idling could also indicate an issue with the exhaust system. No matter what the symptom is, make sure to bring the vehicle in so we can inspect it. Fuel Efficiency Decreases The exhaust system will vent the gasses from the engine so that the vapors are passed through the back of the vehicle effectively. If there is a start of an issue with the exhaust system, you may notice a decrease in fuel efficiency with your vehicle. The engine may also require more fuel in order to reach the proper pressure point. This could increase the amount you spend at the pumps each time. Fumes that might be Inside the Vehicle If there is an issue with the exhaust system, one of the warning signs could be that there is a fume leak. This could then start to leak into the passenger compartment of the vehicle. The fumes will have an unpleasant odor to them. If you notice fumes leaking, make sure to bring the vehicle in so we can inspect it as soon as possible. Loud Sounds or Noises from the Vehicle If you notice any noise that is made by the exhaust, there may be damage to the system. When the baffling in the muffler gets worn down, the sound of the engine may get louder. It may also become more noticeable when the vehicle is operation. An inspection of the vehicle is recommended to ensure the safety of it. Odd Noises from the Mufflers Another warning sign of an exhaust problem could be an issue with the pipes or muffler of the vehicle. If there is a popping or hissing noise that is unusual, there could be an issue with the mufflers. If these noises are becoming more frequent, make an appointment to bring the vehicle in for an inspection. The Vehicle Idles Roughly Rough idling can be an indication that there is a problem with how the vehicle performs. If the vehicle does not idle properly, it will use more fuel than it should and become inefficient. Over time, rough idling could lead to more serious problems, as well as a costly repair bill.