Reasons Your Car Might Fail Emissions Testing

Exhaust From a Car That Will Be Measured by Emissions Testing

Let Us Help Your Car Pass Its Next Emissions Testing.

In the state of California, drivers are required to have their cars tested for emissions every two years. The hope is that this will cut down on air pollution in the area. Japanese Car Specialties offers services for emissions testing. If you’re concerned that your car won’t be able to pass inspection, contact our office at (949) 583-0811 and ask how proper car maintenance can improve your chances of passing emission testing.

Did You Fail Emissions Testing?

If you car didn’t pass the emission test, there are several reasons why that could have happened. Here are three specific reasons why your car might not be able to pass a state inspection.

Faulty Ignition Systems
The systems that ignite the gas in your engine can impact the emissions from your car. If you have bad spark plug wires, old or worn out spark plugs or a broken distributor cap, you car is not likely to pass inspection.

Vacuum Leaks
There is a sensor in your car that measures the internal combustion of the engine’s electronic control system. If this sensor isn’t working properly it can cause leaks in the vacuum lines of your car. These leaks will give your car a bad report during an emissions test.

Defective Oxygen Sensor
The oxygen sensor measures the amount of oxygen in the exhaust. If this sensor is not in proper working order your car is likely to produce exhaust with higher toxins in it.

Contact Our Office

If you want to improve your chances of passing emissions testing, let Japanese Car Specialties handle all the routine maintenance for your car. This will ensure that all the parts of your engine are properly working when the car is tested.