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Category: Vehicle Emissions Inspection

Importance of Vehicle Emissions Planning

Tweet   When we drive a vehicle, we are giving off emissions into the atmosphere that can really add up and cause damage. How much of our emissions we give off, is monitored by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ). Why? Because we want to make sure our air is safe to breathe, and […]

Is an Oxygen Sensor Necessary?

Tweet An internal combustion engine is actually a fairly simple concept; combustion, otherwise known as burning, is the chemical process inside an engine where the ignition of a fuel and oxygen mixture creates energy for the engine to run. This combustion, however, requires a precise ratio of fuel to oxygen in order for the engine […]

Failed Emissions? Now What?

Tweet As more and more vehicles are found in the metropolitan Phoenix and Tucson areas, there is an increase in air pollution that endangers public health. To improve air quality and reduce vehicle emissions in these areas, ADEQ administers a mandatory vehicle emissions testing and repair program known as Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program (VEIP). Vehicle emissions […]

Reducing Main Source of Air Pollution in Metro Areas

Tweet April 29-May 3 was Air Quality Awareness Week and the perfect time to promote the importance of reducing air pollution. By properly maintaining your vehicle’s emission system and passing state-required emissions testing, you can maintain quality air and protect our environment. Everyone benefits from improved air quality when the release of excessive vehicle emissions […]

Shopping For Green

Tweet In today’s world, it’s not uncommon to hear the term “going green” many times in a short time period.  It’s in the media and it often finds its way into our everyday conversations among friends as well.  But what exactly does “going green” mean? In simple terms, “going green” means choosing a lifestyle and […]

“Exhausting” Car Problems

Tweet The effort we put into our vehicles can be exhausting, especially when we have to make repairs. Not only can vehicle issues be inconvenient and time-consuming, but the cost and unknown problems can cause a lot of stress. Problems with your exhaust system are not only significant when it comes to your vehicle running […]

Going Green? We’ve got a Map to Get You There

Tweet For years, cars and driving have been associated with air pollution, burning fuel, and destroying our environment. While there is a lot of truth to that, it doesn’t have to be all that bad. State emissions programs have a made a huge difference in getting the smoke-belching beaters off the road – and keeping […]

Air Quality and Vehicle Emissions: A Direct Relationship

Tweet Here in Arizona, vehicle emission testing has been made mandatory for both vehicle and environmental reasons. In the Phoenix and Tucson metropolitan areas, increased vehicles on the road also means an increase in air pollution from the cars. Air pollution from vehicle emissions is a danger to public health, which is why the Arizona […]

Do You Know the Benefits of Preventative Maintenance?

Tweet Our automobiles are truly amazing machines that are expected to function in rain, snow, wind and good weather too. A well maintained vehicle speaks volumes about the owner; more importantly, it will not desert us when we need it most. We rely on our vehicles to get us everywhere and we don’t make time […]

What’s the purpose of vehicle emissions testing?

Tweet This week’s news brings several articles regarding vehicle emissions testing. Some states are revamping their testing process to save money, other states are debating extending testing to rural parts of their state, and some are even revolting because a number of testing facilities have been cheating the system and passing cars that were never […]