Simple Answers from All Pro Servicenter for West Des Moines: Exhaust ServiceMar 18th, 2014
My car failed its emissions test – what do I need to do?
All Pro Servicenter Answer:
Let's get this out of the way: a leak in your exhaust system could be deadly. If West Des Moines drivers smell exhaust in the passenger cabin or hear an unusual exhaust sound, they should get their exhaust system checked and repaired. Talk to your friendly and knowledgeable service advisor at All Pro Servicenter. Carbon monoxide in your exhaust is odorless, colorless and tasteless can be fatal to you and your passengers, so don't delay if you suspect an exhaust leak.
There could be a number of reasons for a failed Iowa emissions test so some diagnostic work is in order. A common reason is that the catalytic converter has failed. The catalytic converter removes some of the harmful elements in exhaust.
When a catalytic converter fails it must be replaced, which isn't cheap for West Des Moines drivers. Many West Des Moines folks stop there – but the converter failed for a reason. There may be any number of engine run conditions that led to the failure. It would certainly be smart to have your friendly and knowledgeable pros at All Pro Servicenter diagnose the cause so that you don't end up with another catalytic converter replacement down the road.
Oh, and that Check Engine light that so many West Des Moines drivers ignore: It might just be illuminated for a condition that could lead to catalytic converter damage. Have your technician at All Pro Servicenter get to the bottom of any Check Engine light situation.
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1121 Railroad Ave
West Des Moines, Iowa 50265
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