Jim's Visionary is a licensed Pennsylvania emission testing station.
What exactly is emission testing for? Well, to put it quite simply, it tests the amount of exhaust gas that your vehicle is producing compared to what it should be producing. There are a lot of parts in the emission system on your vehicle. This test ensures that all are working properly to cut down the amount of pollution that is put into the air.
A few pointers before you take your car in to get the emission test performed. First, if your battery has died, been disconnected or replaced, you must perform a drive cycle on the vehicle. Each vehicle has a different drive cycle.
What is a drive cycle you ask? The vehicle's drive cycle is where the computer on your vehicle runs each system through tests to ensure they all are working properly and efficiently..
Drive cycles can usually be completed within 60 miles of non-highway driving. Remember, it's not the length of time you drive the vehicle, but rather the steps and situations you put the vehicle through.
The next thing you need to look at, is if your check engine light is on. If it is, you will fail the emission test. You can bring your vehicle in and we can read the trouble codes the vehicles car is throwing. These malfunctions must be repaired before the emission test can be passed.
Also, if your vehicle is required to go through emission testing, this must be completed before a safety inspection can be performed. You will not be able to obtain a safety inspection sticker until the emission test is passed.
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