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What Is the Point of An Emissions Test?

What Is the Point of An Emissions Test?

According to San Diego, CA laws, you may be required to have an emission test performed on your vehicle periodically. This typically happens every two years, depending on the type of car you drive and the vehicle's age. Newer automobiles, diesel-powered vehicles, electric/hybrid vehicles, motorcycles, and trailers are exempt.    Why Is Emissions Testing Important? Standard gas-powered vehicles have engines that emit fumes and gasses that can harm you and the environment. An emissions test makes sure that the cars in San Diego have proper working exhaust systems so that our vehicle's emissions are not as intense. During an emissions test, a technician will quantify the number of gasses that your car releases. And we'll closely inspect your exhaust parts. Below are some reasons why your vehicle may fail the test: The O2 sensor is broken You have a clogged or failing catalytic converter The fuel/air mixture is unevenly distributed You have clogged fuel inject ... read more