While our society has become heavily reliant on vehicular transportation, we are also aware of the damage our cars and trucks can have on the environment. Smog checks are important to keep the air clean in California and the Temecula area. While earlier manufacturers were not enlightened to this present danger, new protocols have been put in place to reduce the release of pollutants to help preserve the planet for future generations. The smog test is a test performed on the exhaust system to measure the level of pollutants, and most states in the US now require this to be performed at regular intervals. If the time has come for your next smog check, the friendly staff here at Temecula Tire and Auto Repair is ready to help you stay in legal compliance and do your part in preserving the environment.
How it Works
Unlike regular maintenance such as oil changes or tire repairs, many are unaware of what a smog inspection consists of. There are three basic components that will considered, and it is required that your vehicle pass each one. They are as follows:
- A complete visual inspection of emissions control components and systems
- Complete inspection of the check engine light, ignition timing, exhaust has recirculation system, fuel evaporative system, and gas cap
- Inspection of the functionality of the vehicle’s On-Board Diagnostic system and tailpipe emission inspection
A Range of Smog Inspection Services
While smog checks are required at various times, there are also other things you may need done to your vehicle. Unfortunately, many testing stations are only permitted to perform smog tests. Our Temecula, CA shop is able to go above and beyond. So, if it’s time for your smog test, take the opportunity to allow us to check your car for regular maintenance purposes, change your oil, or take a look at that knocking sound you haven’t had a chance to address. We are your one-stop-shop, so call and schedule today.