Don’t worry; all hope is not lost. Even if your vehicle failed the Washington State Emissions Test, it’s not necessarily a costly fix. There are multiple things that can go wrong during an emissions inspection, and the emissions repair experts at Federal Way Automotive can help diagnose and repair any issues with your vehicle’s emissions. You’ll be back on the road in no time.
You can’t fool the emission testing equipment, but you can make sure your vehicle is ready for a vehicle inspection by doing the following:
The Washington Vehicle Emissions Inspections websites states that emissions testing was brought about because “some areas have air quality problems due to motor vehicle emissions. Children, the elderly, and people with breathing problems are most affected by air pollution; however, it does affect all of us.” By keeping up with routine maintenance and related repairs, your vehicle should have no problem at all passing the emissions test. However, in the case that your car does fail the emissions inspection, you can bring it to Federal Way Automotive for any emissions problem!
After your vehicle fails the emissions test, it’s important to get the required repairs as soon as possible. Once you have repaired the vehicle, you can return to the emissions test station for a re-test.
The first re-test in the State of Washington is free. If you fail the emissions test again, however, you will need to pay the fee again before receiving another test.
The short answer is: It depends. While some emissions repairs are covered under a manufacturer warranty or an extended service contract, others may not be covered. You may need to inquire with the manufacturer to determine the details of any warranty coverage. If your vehicle fails an emissions inspection and requires repairs, you’ll likely need to prove that you kept up with manufacturer-recommended maintenance to qualify for warranty coverage.
You can avoid the stress and hassle of failing an emissions inspection by taking your car to Federal Way Automotive for a pre-test inspection. Additionally, vehicle owners can avoid a check engine light fiasco by making sure all of the following is up to par on their car:
Additionally, make sure to leave any pets and passengers at home for the emissions inspection. Keep your inspection report with all of your other documents for your vehicle. Detach any trailers (if applicable) before heading to the testing center.
If you recently failed the Washington State Emissions Test, you can come to Federal Way Automotive for emission repairs and pre-test inspections. No matter what the issue is, whether you need an oil change, an evaluation of an air injection system, excessive exhaust emissions, or faulty spark plugs, our technicians can handle it. We have all the latest technology and scan tools to help us properly diagnose and repair your vehicle. Call today for an appointment!