My car failed its emissions test, what do I need to do?

The Auto Guys Answer:
Let’s get this out of the way: a leak in your exhaust system could be deadly. If St. Thomas drivers smell exhaust in the passenger cabin or hear an unusual exhaust sound, they should get their exhaust system checked and repaired. Talk to your The Auto Guys service advisor This is vital: Carbon monoxide in your exhaust is odorless, colorless and tasteless, and can be fatal to you and your passengers – so don’t delay if you suspect and exhaust leak.

There could be a number of reasons for a failed ON emissions test so some vital diagnostic work is in order. A common reason for St. Thomas drivers is that the catalytic converter has failed. The catalytic converter removes some of the harmful elements in exhaust.

When a catalytic converter fails it must be replaced, which isn’t cheap for St. Thomas drivers. Many St. Thomas folks stop there, but the converter failed for a reason. There may be any number of engine run conditions that led to the failure. It would certainly be smart to have your The Auto Guys service advisor diagnose the cause so that you don’t end up with another pricey catalytic converter replacement down the road.

Oh, and that Check Engine Light that so many St. Thomas drivers ignore: It might just be illuminated for a an essential condition that could lead to catalytic converter damage. Have your The Auto Guys service advisor get to the bottom of any check engine light situation.

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135 South Edgeware Rd.
St. Thomas, ON N5P 4C4