Category: Emissions

damage catalytic converter
09 Jan

What Damages a Catalytic Converter?

Engine misfires that are not repaired in a timely manner are the number one reason for damaged catalytic converters. The damaging conditions created by a misfiring cylinder of the engine can reduce the useful life of the vehicle’s catalytic converter by years or, even worse, meltdown the converter. In some ways one could say the […]

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28 Sep

Is Your Check Engine Light On? What does it mean?

Few things can ruin a day faster than an unexpected car crisis. You’re driving to work, on your way to dinner with friends or taking the kids to soccer practice when something on your dashboard catches your eye: a warning light. It might appear as a glowing orange engine symbol, or as bold, intimidating type: […]

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10 Feb

Failed emissions test

There are many reasons that can lead to a car failing the state mandated emissions test. FUEL SYSTEM PRESSURE SENSOR AND FILLER NECK GAS CAPPURGE AND VENT VALVE MISFIRE INTAKE LEAK  

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