Did your vehicle fail the Indiana state-mandated vehicle emissions test?
There are many reasons why your vehicle might fail to pass smog. No matter the cause, a failure to pass your smog test can be a hassle. The good news is that we can help. Four of our Levin Tire and Auto Mechanic Services Center locations are Indiana Certified Emission Repair Technician (ICERT) facilities. That means we're able to diagnose and repair whatever problem is causing your vehicle to fail the emissions test. We have the tools, training and equipment needed to fix the problem right . . . the first time!
In addition to being more knowledgeable about emissions failures and how to correct them, automotive shops that are ICERT facilities, such as Levin Tire, are listed on a document given to you if your vehicle fails the emission inspection. Only repairs that are performed by an ICERT facility count toward a minimum expenditure waiver, so many motorists prefer to take their vehicles to an ICERT facility, like Levin.
The best way to avoid failing your emissions test is to properly service your vehicle. Keep up with your manufacturer's recommended maintenance schedule, including regular oil changes, which is the most basic task you can do to keep your engine running smoothly. Changing your vehicle's fuel filter, checking your car battery, and getting a tune up are also an important part of proper maintenance. If you're hearing sounds from your engine or see your check engine light come on, seek to have your vehicle diagnosed and repaired as soon as possible.
If you've failed your emissions test, visit one of our ICERT locations in Highland, Crown Point, Winfield and Valparaiso, Indiana. Be sure to bring your Vehicle Inspection Report with you so our certified technician can sign off on repairs. Typically you should wait at least 3 days after any emissions repair before you return to have your next emissions test.