11454 Reeder Road, Dallas, TX 75229 972-241-6326
11454 Reeder Road, Dallas, TX 75229 972-241-6326
  • Why Did Your Car Fail the Smog Check Test?

    Posted on April 19, 2019 | By wpcars

    In the environmental circumstances we currently find ourselves in, it is important to be aware of the impact we have on the environment. More importantly, we need to be taking the time to learn about the things we can be doing to make a difference. It may feel like the state of our current climate is both a daunting and insurmountable feat, but working together we can accomplish a great deal. These small steps start at home. Making an effort to do our part together does make a difference and prevents the problem from getting worse. Understanding car emissions and how much your vehicle is emitting is a good way to start living a more conscious lifestyle.

    What is the Smog Check Test?

    Depending on the state that you live in, you may be required to get a smog check test prior to getting your vehicle registered. This test is also referred to as an emissions test. The intended purpose of these tests is to help eliminate the amount of harmful gases your car emits into the environment. If your car fails a smog check test, all hope is not lost. You must make the necessary repairs to your vehicle before it is legally allowed to be registered. Once your car does pass the smog check test, you will receive a certificate issued by the state it was tested in.

    Repairs After Your Car Has Failed a Smog Check Test

    If your vehicle was unable to pass a smog check test, it means you are unable to register your car and get a license plate to drive your car. There are many possible reasons why your car could have failed the emissions test. Some reasons will only require a simple repair, however, other reasons may require a more detailed and expensive repair. Getting someone to inspect your car to determine the cause of the failed test is the best option for you. Once you have a comprehensive report, you will be able to determine the cost to fix it and the severity of the issue. After an expert technician is able to make the necessary repairs to your car you can take your vehicle back in for another smog check test.

    Hopefully, by the second time you have the smog check test you will be able to pass. It is, however, possible to fail a second time. If you find yourself failing the smog check test a second time, you may be able to get a waiver. The waiver would indicate that you have failed the smog check test twice, but did the necessary repairs and spent a certain amount of money on your car’s repairs. Getting a waiver for a failed emissions test will completely depend on your state, so you will need to get in touch with the DMV to learn more information.

    After passing a smog check test, it does not mean that there is nothing to think about when it comes to your car’s emission output. You will still want to make sure that you are doing what you can to make sure that your car is emitting the lowest amount of gases into the environment. This is mainly accomplished by regular and thorough maintenance on your vehicle. By having your car inspected and serviced regularly, you can make sure that you are doing your part to help the environment.

    How We Can Help

    The technicians at Louden Motorcar Services, Inc. have been expertly trained and are committed to helping you make the necessary repairs to help your vehicle pass the smog check test. We are committed to encouraging our customers to be conscious of the gases emitted by their vehicle and doing our part to reduce the amount emissions to prevent further damage to the environment.

    Convenient to the residents of Dallas, Car Mechanic University Park, Highland Park, Irving, and Coppell, TX we will work with you to determine the cause and find a solution that is right for you. If you would like to learn more information about the services we offer, or would like to schedule an appointment after your vehicle has failed a smog check test, visit our website or contact our office. A representative at our office will be glad to assist you and help you figure out what service you need on your vehicle.


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