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Checking the Emissions for your Vehicle

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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.

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