Generally, a vehicle is allowed to give off only a certain amount of emissions. With emission testing, your vehicle is hooked up to an onboard diagnostic device. This electronic device will monitor the emission control system of your car and make sure it’s functioning properly.
You should check with your state or city if your car is still subject for emission, as older cars in some states may be exempted from tests. It’s actually a case-to-case basis, so be sure you know the rules in your area.
If your vehicle fails the test, it’s a sign that something is wrong with your car’s emission control system and an urgent repair might be required. The problem could be the mechanical system or engine, and will need to be repaired to pass inspection.
There’s actually no sense on doing that. If your car has failed the test, going from one facility to another won’t produce different results. However, getting a second opinion won’t hurt, so it depends on you if you want to pursue it.
Yes. It’s an indicator of failure or malfunction on your vehicle’s emissions controls. Feel free to talk to us about your concerns and questions about emission testing. Our customer representatives are always on the line to assist you with your needs.