Emission tests are required every year on all vehicles in the state of Texas. Emission testing in Texas is known as Air Check Texas. The emission testing differs based on which county you reside in. All Arlington City Garage auto repair locations offer emission testing performed by an expert mechanic.

There are two crucial valves involved when checking your emissions system. One is called the Exhaust Gas Recirculation valve, also known as the EGR valve, and is part of the exhaust emission control system. This valve circulates all the exhaust gases back into the combustion chamber by recirculation of the gases back into the intake. The second crucial valve is known as the PCV, Positive Crankcase Ventilation valve. The PCV is one of the oldest devices used for getting rid of emission pollution, and it prevents the emission from becoming air pollution.

If your vehicle happens to fall short of passing the emissions test, there are other options for taking an emissions repair test. This is your second chance to get the emissions test right, but if your vehicle cannot meet the emissions standard following the required repair work you may be able to obtain a waiver issued by the Texas Department of Public safety. A waiver can be granted if you can prove that your vehicular usage is minimal, your vehicle emission levels are low or the cost of meeting the emission standard are too high. City Garage offers all that you need to pass your emissions test. Give us a call today!