Air Quality Warnings and Emissions Tests

Air Quality Warnings and Emissions Tests


With several air quality warnings issued each month for the Bay Area and California’s tough emission standards, it is important to make sure that you book your vehicle in for a smog test every two years. Doing this will ensure that you don’t contribute to the declining air quality more than you have to or fall foul of the law.

Smog test, emissions test, smog check, these are all names for the same thing. But what is it? Smog tests were introduced in an effort to curb excessive vehicle emissions and improve air quality. The way the test accomplishes this is by identifying vehicles which emit inordinate amounts of exhaust fumes and not allowing them to be registered until they are repaired to local standards.

When you bring your vehicle to Saratoga Shell our certified technicians will connect a measuring device to the tailpipe of your vehicle to determine its emission levels while it is idling and while it is revving. Once the technicians have the results they will compare them to your states’ standards, the team will also inspect the muffler, pipes and hoses for any damage and to make sure they are properly connected.

Many shops focus only on completing the work order, but our dedicated technicians go above and beyond to exceed your customer service expectations. Put our service to the test by calling our shop on (408)-326 0100, visit us at 1698 S. De Anza Blvd, San Jose, CA, 95129, or book an appointment online for your next smog check for your vehicle today!

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