Emission Testing & Repair

Emission Testing & Repair

Emission testing determines the level of air pollutants emitted from a motor vehicle. Currently, 32 states in the United States require some type of emission testing. Some states require emission testing annually while others require it every other year. Your vehicle’s age and fuel type are factors that may influence emissions testing requirements. 

If your car fails an emissions test, there is most likely a problem with your emissions control system. Your vehicle’s emissions control system works to trap harmful fuel vapors before they travel outside your fuel tank. As your car runs, the fuel vapors are trapped in a charcoal canister, and valves will be opened to suck those vapors into the engine. Not only does your vehicle’s emissions control system keep harmful chemicals out of the air, it also helps control the operation of the engine to use as little fuel as possible. Because of its crucial functions, it is important to get your car’s emissions system repaired if your vehicle fails emission testing. Some symptoms of a faulty emissions system include:

  • Your “Check Engine” light is on.
  • Your vehicle jerks or is failing to shift properly.
  • Your vehicle is stalling or fails to start.

Today’s computer controlled vehicles have complicated equipment that requires a highly-trained technician to diagnose and repair. If you’re in Stratford or surrounding areas, you can find exactly that at Breezy Point Auto Repairs. We’ve been providing dependable, trustworthy auto repair services since 1979. We put customer satisfaction above all else, taking the time to perform complete inspections and diagnoses on your vehicle. Don’t hesitate to bring your car to Breezy Point Auto Repairs today!