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How You Can Be Prepared For The Emissions Test

What You Need to Know Since the implementation of the Federal Clean Air Act in 1990, all US vehicles are required to take the smog & emissions test. This includes vehicles in Illinois, where owners are required to take this test every two years. This time can be extremely stressful and potentially expensive for car owners, as they scramble to have their vehicle’s repaired to ensure they pass the test. During this time, it helps to be prepared so you are spending the least amount of time on services and testing. Not sure how to prepare? Don’t worry, Alpine Automotive has you covered. Here’s what you need to know prior to your next smog & emissions test! What’s Involved During the test, your vehicle will be hooked up to a variety of monitors like the OBD II diagnostic tool to determine the emissions coming from your vehicle. These monitors help determine whether you pass or fail, and the best way to avoid a failing outcome is to have your vehicle serviced prior to the test. Durin ... read more


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