If your vehicle doesn’t pass a smog inspection, then you will need to get it repaired and then re-inspected. Here at A-1 Auto Tech, Inc., we proudly will help out with these repairs. We are your emission & smog repair experts! Not only do we offer a high quality smog inspection station, but we also offer the best repairs in the business.
Whatever you need in order to pass your smog inspection, we will be there to help you. You can count on our trained, skilled technicians to effectively diagnose and repair your vehicle to ensure that it emits a reasonable amount of emissions, within the established bounds.
One reason you may not pass your smog check is due to damaged components. One of the most common is your catalytic converter. A catalytic converter converts the toxic gasses generated by your engine into ones that are not harmful to the public health. This makes it clear to see how if this component isn’t working properly, you won’t pass emissions.
Another common cause is having a dirty air filter. This will result in very high levels of hydrocarbons being emitted. Yes, it can be something as simple as a dirty air filter. Whatever it may be though, we will find the problem and fix it!
Rich Air-Fuel Mixture
Another reason for your vehicle not passing emissions is due to a rich air-fuel mixture. Air and fuel combine and are ignited to generate power. A vehicle is designed to operate at a certain ratio of air to fuel.
If the vehicle is getting to much fuel, you will likely not pass emissions. This could be the result of a faulty oxygen sensor or even poorly operating injectors. Running too rich could even force so much fuel through the system that it even burns out your catalytic converter.
Worn Spark Plugs
Another common reason for not passing emissions is due to worn spark plugs. Spark plugs need to be inspected regularly. Overtime they wear out and may be giving an intermittent spark or not sparking at all.
As your spark plugs become more worn, there will be an increased emission of gases. The key to avoiding this problem is regularly inspecting your vehicles spark plugs to make sure that you are aware of when they are failing. If it is spark plugs that you need changed, we are happy to help with this repair.
We Are Here to Help
Listed above were a few of the common reasons as to why you may not pass your smog inspection. If your vehicle is in need of these repairs or anything else in order to pass a smog check, come see us today at A-1 Auto Tech. We are proud to announce that we are the best emission repair shop in the Mountain View area.
Whether you need your vehicle inspected, or if it needs work in order to pass inspection, no one will be of more help than our skilled technicians here at A-1 Auto Tech, Inc.