Emissions Check in Doylestown, PA

Martino’s Auto Center makes getting your emissions test quick and easy as the state of Pennsylvania continues efforts to improve air quality.

“Pennsylvania’s emissions inspection program was customized to meet specific regional air-quality issues and improvement goals while focusing on customer convenience.” – Pennsylvania DOT website

We take the idea of customer convenience to heart, here at Martino’s Auto Center and we want to make sure that you get back on the road safely meeting all emissions standards.

What type of emissions tests are required in Bucks County?

Bucks County is listed under the Philadelphia region of Pennsylvania and can be found on the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation website with all the requirements for getting your vehicle tested.

The following test are required in the Philadelphia Region of Pennsylvania as of June 30, 2004.

  • Most 1996 and newer model-year vehicles will be required to have an OBD I/M Check and a Gas Cap Test performed annually.
  • Most 1975-1995 model-year vehicles will continue to receive the annual emissions inspections required under the current program which include: Tailpipe Tests, Tailpipe Tests Utilizing a Dynamometer, Gas Cap Tests and Visual Anti-Tampering Checks.

 

Feel free to call Martino’s Auto Center in Doylestown, PA if you have questions pertaining to your vehicle and related emission requirements. Click Here to find out what specific emissions test your vehicle requires.

 

What is a catalytic converter?

On average, your car produces over five tons of CO2 every year. And that number would be exponentially larger without catalytic converters. As well as refinements to car engines and fuel systems, car manufacturers are required to add catalytic converters to their products in order to reduce the amount of harmful gases released from the exhaust system to meet  federal and state emission standards. The catalytic converter was first introduced in 1975 and today reduces up to 40% of a vehicle’s pollutants by monitoring the exhaust stream and filtering out known noxious pollutants.

If your vehicle produces excessive smoke from it’s tailpipe and your “check engine light” is on, you may have an issue with your exhaust system, including its catalytic converter. Bring your vehicle into Martino’s Auto Center to avoid further damage to your catalytic converters.