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Did Your Vehicle Fail Emissions Testing? Here are Some Possible Causes

California is a state that requires emissions testing every other year in order to qualify for vehicle registration. If you own an older vehicle, you may have encountered a situation where your car has failed emissions testing. This can happen often with vehicles that are much older and have a lot of miles. The failed emissions test is basically a way to say that your car doesn't currently match up to California's standards for pollution emissions. 

If your vehicle has failed emissions, the experts here at Family Auto Service can help. We can help determine why your vehicle failed and figure out the repairs needed in order for your vehicle to pass during its next test. Here are some of the reasons why a car may fail its emissions test: 

  • Dirty air filters
  • Bad spark plugs
  • Vacuum leaks
  • Defective sensors
  • Valve issues
  • Broken rings
  • Cracked pistons
  • Dirty fuel injectors

The reasons listed above are just some examples of what can cause a car to fail an emissions test. If you've recently failed an emissions test, bring your vehicle into Family Auto Service today for an inspection. 

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