Full-Service Emissions Experts
California has some of the most strict regulations for vehicle emissions in the country, and if you are having trouble getting your car to pass the emissions test, call Pete’s Automotive today! We have a fully optimized shop where we can perform certain services that can help your vehicle pass the emissions test, and we can even perform the emissions test in-house. We are a STAR Smog Test & Repair Center, meaning we can fix any issues that are causing your vehicle to fail the state’s emissions tests and then perform the analysis.
With so many different parts affecting your vehicle’s emissions, the worry of which part is giving your car issues can be overwhelming. Pete’s Automotive takes care of each component with precision and makes sure that they get adequately cleaned, thoroughly inspected, and repaired or replaced as needed. If you own an older vehicle, this aspect is incredibly crucial as the emissions requirements have changed over time. If your car needs an upgrade or repairs to its emissions system, call the expert team at Pete’s Automotive!
Why Did My Car Fail An Emissions Test?
There are numerous reasons your car can fail its emissions test. Age of the vehicle, wear and tear, and failing parts can all play a role in the failure of an emissions test. Here are some key reasons your vehicle may fail:
- Need An Oil Change – It’s pretty simple, clean oil means a cleaner engine, which means a cleaner engine output. It is quite an easy problem to fix. Get the vehicle’s oil changed and keep it on a regular schedule to keep the emissions running clean.
- A Dirty Air Filter – A clogged or dirty air filter can cause a failed emissions test. Most filters should be changed every 12,000 miles or once a year, per the manufacturer’s requirements. Keeping your air filter clean can help reduce the levels of hydrocarbons that can cause a test failure.
- Check Engine Light – Most of the time, if your car’s check engine light is on, your vehicle will fail the emissions test instantly. Typically, the cause of the light to come on in a broken oxygen sensor. If your check engine light comes on, it’s imperative to get it checked as it could potentially lead to more significant issues.
- Spark Plugs – Worn spark plugs can lead to increased emissions. Make sure you inspect your vehicle’s spark plugs regularly and replace them as needed.
- Outdated Parts – If you have an older vehicle, some parts in the car may not be up to date with current emissions standards. These parts will need to get adequately repaired or replaced to pass the emissions testing.
With so many different possibilities that can lead to a failed test, it’s crucial to get your car properly inspected and repaired by trained professionals who understand exactly how your car’s emissions system works. Pete’s Automotive can help you every step of the way.
Your Expert Emissions Repair and Testing Team
At Pete’s Automotive, you know you’re getting the best emissions repair and testing for your vehicle. We make sure to hire technicians not just based on their work but also on how they interact with our customers and how well they pay attention to details. We keep three master technicians on our staff, and we are AAA preferred, as well as ASE certified and NAPA certified. Pete’s Automotive is also a STAR Certified Smog Test & Repair Center, so you know that when you come to Pete’s Automotive, you know that your car will get the best treatment and will pass the emissions test with flying colors! Call us today and ask about our emissions services and the other automotive repair and maintenance services we offer in Thousand Palms!