Every so often, vehicle owners are required to maintain their vehicles when something goes awry. The state also prescribes regulations for inspection in order to ensure that emissions meet the required standards.
It’s a hassle for some car owners because when you take your car in for inspection, you don’t really know what to expect. If and when you fail, there’s a chance the repair might be costly. However, by staying one step ahead of repairs, you can potentially save yourself some money and strife.
The Purpose of Emissions Testing in Tucson
The Arizona Department of Transportation and the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality prescribe the regulations for vehicle emissions to protect air quality in the state and by extension, in the surrounding areas.
Gasoline vehicles produce harmful emissions from their engines that are vented via the exhaust into the air. Many of these emissions are toxic and some are greenhouse gases as well. Luckily, vehicles are required by law to maintain systems that remove some of the harmful emissions from the exhaust before they can be released.
When some component of this system fails, the vehicle will likely fail a vehicle emissions test when it is taken in for inspection.
What It Means for You
There are a variety of factors that can cause a vehicle to fail emissions testing in Tucson, or anywhere else in the state. For example, if your vehicle has old or worn down spark plugs, the emissions will likely be dirtier than the state will allow.
A dirty air filter or a rich fuel mixture also has the potential to cause a failed emissions test. Similarly, aging or failing catalytic converters will also cause an emissions testing failure, depending on the state of their health.
Another common issue, and perhaps the most common one of all, is an illuminated check engine light. The check engine light is the bane of motor vehicle owners across the country, partially because when it comes on you don’t know how bad the problem will be.
It could be something as minor as a gas cap or as serious as an engine knock. However, when your check engine light comes on, you’re going to fail inspection no matter what.
Visit Borst Automotive!
No one wants to deal with costly repairs associated with inspection failures, but when you’re proactive rather than reactive, you can catch potential issues before they arise.
For those of you reading this who are worried about failing a vehicle emission testing in Tucson, you’d do well to take your vehicle into Borst Automotive; their services will check your vehicle for a number of items that are known to cause emissions failures, from worn spark plugs to damaged cats.
Their services are comprehensive and their team of A.S.E. Certified technicians is helpful and direct. Plus, they have two locations in Tucson, and for the rest of you in Arizona, there are locations in Mesa and Phoenix as well.
Visit their website, BorstAutomotive.com to learn more about their services, or give them a call at 520-979-3150 (Golf Links) or 520-748-8861 (Swan Location) to make an appointment.