California drivers may see emissions testing as a costly nuisance, but it’s in place for a good reason.
While smog may not be bad in downtown Sacramento, it has long been a big problem in the Los Angeles area, with millions of cars, fog from the ocean and neighboring mountains trapping smog close to the ground. In 1943, Los Angeles was stricken with a smog so thick that residents believed they were under a chemical warfare attack by the Japanese! The state’s first serious attempts to address air pollution began in 1947, when Governor Warren signed the Air Pollution Control Act, authorizing the establishment of air pollution offices in every county in the state.
In the early 60s, General Motors developed Positive Crankcase Ventilation, a system which cycled exhaust gases back int ...[more]
Drivers in the state of California are required to complete a biennial smog inspection in order to complete vehicle registration each year. Residents moving to California will also participate in required initial smog inspections even with proper inspections from former state of residency. Schedule an appointment with Auto Express in Sacramento, CA for trusted smog inspections, checks and repairs. Offering comprehensive auto repair and tire services, Auto Express is thrilled to assist customers in proper smog testing, repair and maintenance for all vehicles.
Interested in learning why smog inspections are important for cleaner and safer driving conditions? Auto Express takes careful steps to ensure careful protection is taken of both customers and roadways. Learning more details about smog inspections, smog test prices and smo ...[more]
Drivers in Sacramento, CA looking to improve vehicle safety this fall, stop by Auto Express for prompt and dependable auto repair that will keep your vehicle on the road this season. Servicing all makes, models and budgets, Auto Express is eager to show customers how routine auto repair can provide drivers both better handing and sounder peace of mind when traveling. Through simple auto repairs such as: brake repair, smog inspections and transmission repair, Auto Express of Sacramento, CA can ensure any vehicle is prepared for seasonal changes and holiday travel. Planning ahead with routine auto repairs from Auto Express will guarantee both vehicle longevity and sustainability.
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by: John Khoschcar
When your car's "Check Engine" light comes on, it's usually accompanied by a sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach. The light could mean a costly problem, like a bad catalytic converter, or it could be something minor, like a loose gas cap. But in many cases, it means at minimum that you'll be visiting your mechanic to locate the malfunction and get the light turned off.
The Check Engine light, more formally known as the Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL), is a signal from the car's engine computer that something is wrong. Older vehicles may not have this, but any newer vehicle is equipped with a tiny all-knowing computer that will be your lifeline in communicating any problem with ...[more]