emissions January 10, 2018

What New Emissions Standards Mean For Northern Virginia

Within the first seventy-two hours of serving as President of the United States, Barack Obama signed an executive order allowing certain states to apply new emissions standards. In all cases, the new emission standards will be higher than what is required by the EPA and the U.S. federal government. This will have little effect on those of us who own newer vehicles. For those of us who own slightly older vehicles, this could prove costly. Although Virginia is not one of the states implementing higher emissions standards, in many cases it is only a mater of time before these rules become a reality for everyone. Wiygul Automotive Clinic has assembled a guide to help you keep your vehicle's emissions under control.

For those Virginia residents who own older vehicles, taking your car for an emissions test can be a stressful task. If your car is inspected and if it fails, you will be prohibited from renewing the registration on your vehicle, which makes it illegal to drive. For those of us who depend on our vehicles to carry about our daily lives, a failed emissions test could prove disastrous. The most effective way to pass your emissions test is to maintain the upkeep of your vehicle and its movable parts over time. One of the areas of the vehicle that can make or break an emissions test is the catalytic converter. The function of the catalytic converter is to prevent your car from releasing pollutants such as carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxide into the air. In most cases, replacing the catalytic converter will get you a positive result on your emissions test. Replacing your air and fuel filters regularly is another way to ensure a passing grade. Have your oil changed every 4,000 miles. Have a mechanic check your vehicles carburetor.

Wiygul Automotive Clinic is dedicated to preserving the valuable relationships we have established with our customers over the years. All technicians are ASE-certified or factory trained to perform all of the services and repairs required to maintain your vehicle and pass your next emissions test. Wherever you live in Fairfax County, Virginia, Wiygul Automotive Clinic is here to provide you with the best maintenance service and attention.

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