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Why is Vehicle Emissions Testing Important?

Emissions testing measures the amount of pollution coming out of your vehicle while it is running. Why is this important? Well, there are several reasons emissions testing is important, and not all of them have to do with your impact on the environment. An emissions test can tell you a lot about the health of your vehicle. Let’s look at why vehicle emissions testing is so important, both for the environment, and for your car.

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Protecting the Environment

Emissions tests were designed to check the amount of pollution coming from your car to prevent excess pollution in the air. With the amount of cars on the road, it is important to monitor and limit the amount of potentially harmful emissions that are being released into our air. These pollutants can be dangerous not only to the environment, but also to you as a driver. The emissions test is performed to determine what types of pollutants your car is emitting, as well as the amount of pollution it is producing.

Protecting Your Vehicle

While the emissions test was designed to protect the environment, it is also a great way to find problems with your car. The test will determine the amount of emissions produced by your vehicle, which can be caused by an engine issue. Cars are designed to produce a limited amount of pollution, so if your car is producing a high level of emissions and unable to pass the test, it likely has an underlying problem.

This test can signal a problem you might otherwise never have noticed until damage has been done to your vehicle’s internal systems. By having an emissions test done, you can find out the cause of the issue and have it repaired before the damage ends up costing you..

Vehicle emissions tests are required in many places throughout the country. Here in Ohio, the emissions test is required for some vehicles, but not for others (such as very old cars). Whether or not you are required to have a test done on your car by law, it is a good idea to have an emissions test done to check for problems with your engine that could be hazardous to you, your vehicle, or the environment.

Keeping Drivers Safe in 2020

At Mighty Auto Pro we offer emissions and auto inspections in Medina, OH and our goal is to keep you safe and your car running as efficiently and safely as possible. Due to the current pandemic, we are taking precautionary measures to ensure we provide a safe, healthy environment for our staff and our customers as we remain open and continue to provide auto services to Ohio drivers.

You can view our latest update here: COVID-19 Update (5/4/20)

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