Exhaust and Emissions
Several states now require regular (annual or biannual) emission tests. These tests have different names; the most common are inspection/maintenance (I/M), SMOG, or OBD-II emission testing. The tests may involve visual inspection of certain emission-control systems, measuring tailpipe emissions at specified engine speeds or as the vehicle runs on a dynamometer, or verifying the proper operation of the emission system on 1996 and newer vehicles with a scan tool. A poorly maintained emission system can cause the vehicle to fail these tests, diminish gas mileage and more.
Call Rick's Automotive Inc. right away if your vehicle is having any of the following symptoms:
- Misfire, pulsation or jerking that changes with engine speed.
- Exhaust has a steady sputtering sound at idle or low speed.
- Sometimes your vehicle may display symptoms like a foul smell.
At Rick's Automotive Inc.; your complete automotive care center in Granada Hills, California, we install quality replacement parts. Give us a call at (818) 363-6025 and let us help keep you safely and economically on the road. We service Granada Hills and the surrounding areas. It is our goal to get you moving down the road safely at a price you can afford.