Emission Control: Emissions Testing Program

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Emission Control & Emission Testing Chicago

The emissions control system on your vehicle with a gasoline or hybrid engine works to reduce the amount of noxious and dangerous gasses released into the atmosphere. It is a complex system including sensors, parts to reduce emissions of toxic gasses, and monitoring by your car’s computer. If some part of that system is not functioning properly, your vehicle will not pass the state emissions test. For speedy emission testing in Chicago, visit us at SpringMaster Auto Repair.

Why Do We Need Emission Control Systems?

Your vehicle with an internal combustion engine gets the energy to move your vehicle by burning a petroleum -based fuel. Unfortunately, this process produces the creation of toxic gasses that are harmful to our health and the environment. Exposure to these pollutants like Hydrocarbons and Carbon Monoxide greatly increase the risk of asthma, lung disease, liver disease, and cancer. To reduce the amount that vehicles release into the environment vehicle emission standards were created.

Who Needs Vehicle Emission Tests?

Most 1996 and newer vehicles in the greater Chicago area are required to pass annual emissions tests due to the large number of vehicles on the road in a densely populated area. The expiration date on your vehicle’s emission test coincides with the expiration date on your license tag.

What If My Vehicle Doesn’t Pass Emissions Testing?

If your check engine light is on, it could mean that one of the components of your emission control system is not functioning. When this happens, your vehicle will not pass the inspection test and the problem must be fixed before you can renew your vehicle’s registration and legally drive.

We don’t just perform emission control testing at SpringMaster Auto Repair. We also have highly skilled technicians to quickly diagnose your emission control system problems and make efficient repairs to keep you behind the wheel.

Need your vehicle’s emissions tested or need an emissions control repair? Give us a call at SpringMasters Auto Repair.



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