The sheer number of factors that are considered during an emissions test, makes it a formidable barrier for most vehicle owners to clear the test. If you don’t follow a regular, timely maintenance schedule, chances are you won’t get through the emission test. On that note, here are 5 tips to pass an emissions test.
Mix Fuel with Additives
Oil change rule #1 – Get an oil change every 3,000 miles…or so.
Additives are used to enhance the quality of fuel that are used in a vehicle. The benefits of fuel additives include improved performance and fuel efficiency. Fuel additives are, however, great to keep the engine healthy, primarily because they prevent buildup in the motor, in turn, leaving you with a properly lubricated, clean engine. Fuel additives are very useful in lowering the emission levels so that your vehicle easily passes the emissions test.
Never let anyone but a certified mechanic perform any kind of an emissions test.
Check the Check Engine light
By default, a car does not pass an emissions test if the check engine light is on. If you face a problem with the check engine light, take the help of a reliable auto diagnostics repair center to resolve the issue and turn off the check engine light.
Check Tire Pressure
Before you take your vehicle for an emission test, make sure that the tire pressure is even and correct, so that the vehicle drives smoothly during the smog test. Maintaining the correct tire pressure also improves the overall performance of the engine as it helps maintain a constant and steady load. Note that the correct amount of tire pressure, is often a decisive factor during emission tests.
Check Battery Status
Your car probably has an internal computer that relies on the car battery for power. If you’ve recently replaced your car battery, or if the battery has shown signs of wearing out, it is advisable to wait at least for a week before you get the emission test done. There are chances that the computer went blank and the internal self-test monitors were erased in the process. They need to be working perfectly, for you your car to pass the emissions test. Depending on the make and model of the vehicle, you need to drive it for 100-200 miles, in order to reset the emission monitors.
Check the Engine Oil
The recommended time-slot to change the engine oil is 5,000 miles. There’s something called a Positive Crank Ventilation system in your car that enables the engine to release exhausts from the oil compartment. If you don’t change the engine oil regularly it will cause the engine to wear out and you may fail the smog emission test too.
Those were 5 pretty simple yet crucial ways to keep the car running smoothly and also pass a smog emissions test with ease. Never let anyone but a certified mechanic perform any kind of an emissions test. Should you wish to learn more, feel free to get in touch with one of representatives. We’d love to hear from you!