During an emissions test, your auto technician will hook your vehicle’s on-board diagnostic system up to a computer that communicates directly with the state’s database. The computer will use information from the diagnostic system to make sure that all the components that control your vehicle’s emissions are in good working order.
The auto technician will also visually inspect the gas cap and catalytic converter of your vehicle for signs of damage. Any problems that are detected either by the computer or through a visual inspection could lead to an emissions test failure.
At Speedi Automotive, we know how frustrating it can be to fail the emissions test. If your check engine light is on, we recommend coming in well before the testing deadline for your car, so we can make any necessary repairs before you are at risk of not being able to legally drive your car.
We can help you check your vehicle’s emissions warranty to see what repairs are covered. If you aren’t covered and the repairs are estimated at more than $200, you can apply for a deadline extension from the state to give you more time to cover the costs.