Vehicle Emissions and Smog Services
YOUR MOTOR VEHICLE HAS FAILED THE VEHICLE EMISSIONS INSPECTION!
This is something you do not want to see at inspection time
One of the best ways to make sure your car passes its vehicle emissions inspection is by keeping your vehicle properly maintained by following the factory recommended maintenance schedule.
Our goal at Comfort Auto Body And Repair is to help keep your vehicle operating safely and efficiently. We can inspect and repair your vehicle emissions system to keep your car running smoothly, while lessening your impact on the environment, so you’ll feel better in doing your part to.
About Your Vehicle Emissions
Most people think mufflers are there to just keep their car running quietly. While that’s a major consideration, there is much more to it. A vehicle’s exhaust system is designed to control the flow of a vehicle emissions exhaust gases away from the engine.
And your vehicles muffler is just one component of the engines exhaust emission system, which is responsible for reducing noise pollution, but also for dramatically cutting down on air pollution.
Your vehicle emissions system pretty much starts right behind the engine. Exhaust manifolds are connected to cylinder heads, which collect the exhaust gases.
As these gases move on through the exhaust system, they are analyzed by oxygen sensors, refined through the catalytic converter and then muffled by the muffler system.
So by the time those gases are removed from you vehicle, a well regulated emission system has led to your car run quieter, cleaner and smoother.
Common Signs of Vehicle Emissions System Wear and Tear
Wear and tear is defined as damage that naturally and inevitably occurs as a result of normal wear, usage or aging
Cracks, small holes, blocked intakes or damaged wires could cause exhaust leaks in your Exhaust manifolds and gaskets which can cause incorrect fuel/air mixture adjustments, poor fuel economy, affect vehicle performance and can also be unsafe
Corrosion, Overheating, dents, or a plugged up catalytic converter can create more air pollution, add to an excessive noise and make your vehicle rough while in the idle mode.
Having holes or rust deposits in your resonators and mufflers cause air pollution, excessive noise and a very rough idling engine
Any excessive rust or broken bolts in your vehicle emissions exhaust systems pipes, hangers, clamps, or brackets could cause parts to hang dangerously low, resulting in a hazard for your vehicle as well as other cars on the road and their passengers
So to help keep your car running smoothly, quietly, and efficiently, we recommend having your vehicle emissions exhaust system checked out at least once a year.
Stop by or call for a vehicle emissions inspection and or repair
Comfort Auto & Body Repair
2653 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Portland Oregon 97212
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This content has been provided for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for a comprehensive vehicle inspection. Call and make an appointment at Comfort Auto Repair for a free 27 point inspection of your vehicle.