My Car Failed It’s Emissions Test–What Do I Need To Do?

Simple-Answers-Exhaust-Service_sLet’s get this out of the way first thing…a leak in your exhaust system could be deadly. If Plainfield auto owners smell exhaust in the passenger cabin or hear an unusual exhaust sound, they should get their exhaust system checked and repaired. This is important. Carbon monoxide in your exhaust is odorless, colorless and tasteless and can be fatal to you and your passengers so don’t delay if you suspect an exhaust leak.

There could be a number of reasons for a failed emissions test so some essential diagnostic work is in order. A common reason is that the catalytic converter has failed. The catalytic converter removes some of the harmful elements in exhaust and reduces emissions into the atmosphere.

When a catalytic converter fails it must be replaced, which isn’t cheap. Many folks stop there – but the converter failed for a reason. There may be any number of engine run conditions that led to the failure. It would certainly be smart to have us diagnose the cause so that you don’t end up with another pricey catalytic converter replacement down the road.

Oh, and that Check Engine Light that so many drivers ignore: It might just be illuminated for a key condition that could lead to catalytic converter damage. Let Douglas Automotive Repair, Inc. get to the bottom of any check engine light situation.

If your vehicle failed its emissions test, we can help you pass with flying colors! We conduct comprehensive diagnostics to determine which part or parts have failed. Once our repairs are completed, we’ll even run your vehicle through the emissions lane.

Give us a call today.

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