In a big, busy city like Austin, controlling smog and pollution from vehicles and buildings is very important. Emissions regulations help to improve outdoor air quality, prevent smog, and make our city a healthier, cleaner place to be. Cars can fail emissions tests for several different reasons. Here are the three most common types of vehicle emissions testing failures, and what car repairs may be necessary before retesting.
Hydrocarbons are chemical compounds that form when your engine does not properly burn fuel. These are essentially gas vapors that are not burned during normal engine processes. Failing an emissions test due to excessive hydrocarbon emissions could be the result of a damaged gas cap, internal engine problems, a damaged catalytic converter, or a damaged exhaust gas recirculation system. Have your car tuned up and inspected to determine which of these factors may be the cause of your hydrocarbon emissions.
Carbon Monoxide Emissions
Carbon monoxide is a deadly odorless gas that can cause short-term health issues like dizziness, nausea, and respiratory issues, but has also been linked to long-term illnesses like cancer. Carbon monoxide buildup occurs when not enough air reaches your engine. This can be caused by a damaged carburetor, air pump system, or a faulty fuel-injection system.
Nitrogen Oxide Emissions
Nitrogen oxide is a product of high-temperature combustion in your engine. While this compound itself is not dangerous, too much of it contributes to the creation of low-level ozone, a greenhouse gas that pollutes the air. Nitrogen oxide emissions are typically caused by damaged air injection systems, exhaust gas recirculation systems, or catalytic convertor problems. Basic auto maintenance may be all it takes to repair these issues.
If your car needs to be tested or repaired to pass a test, bring it to Brake Specialists Plus. We specialize in a wide variety of auto maintenance services including car repairs, tune-up services, brake repair, wheel alignment to help you pass state emissions testing. Visit us online or call (512) 795-4066.
Your car is made of a number of different systems which are crucial to making your drive safe and comfortable. One of the most important, and most complicated systems, is your car’s transmission. This is the system responsible for turning the energy produced by your engine into motion.
This video shows you how automatic transmissions are made. You’ll learn about the structure of the transmission, the most important parts of the transmission system, and what each part does to help your car move.
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