Emissions Testing in Pflugerville, Texas
Dave’s Ultimate Automotive—Keeping Your Car Legal Through Emissions Testing
Just BreatheBecause we all share the same environment and atmosphere, it’s in everyone’s best interest to reduce the annual amount of vehicle exhaust and limit damage to the air around us. Simply stated, we all need to breathe. That’s why the federal government has standards and why our state mandates emissions testing. Even though you likely want to do your part to protect the environment, navigating testing requirements may cause the angst that creates a catch in your breath. When you bring your car to Dave’s Ultimate Automotive in Pflugerville, Texas, however, you don’t have to worry. You can just breathe. We’ll inspect your automobile according to the requirements so that you’re ready for registration/renewal. Should there be a problem, we can assist you with repairs at the same location, 900 Pecan St W, Pflugerville, TX 78660, so that your vehicle will meet the standards. Making an appointment is easy. Use our online scheduler or call 512-989-3283.
Texas Emissions Testing Requirements Overview
For Texans with gas-powered automobiles registered in Brazoria, Collin, Dallas, Denton, El Paso, Ellis, Fort Bend, Galveston, Johnson, Kaufman, Montgomery, Parker, Rockwall, Travis, or Williamson Counties, annual emissions testing is required for registration or renewal. This applies to those gasoline engines between 2 and 24 years old. New cars, diesels, motorcycles, or those registered in a county other than one of those listed are not held to this standard. If your car was made in 1996 or after, we’ll use the onboard diagnostic (OBD) port to connect a reader that measures combustion efficiency and exhaust. For older models, we’ll conduct a two-speed idle test where we directly measure the exhaust coming from the car’s tailpipe. Although most automobiles are good to go, it is possible for your vehicle to fail because it doesn’t meet the standards. If this happens, we’re prepared to help you through the situation. First, we make repairs on-site because we are a full-service facility. (This is unlike a station that does inspections, but not repairs.) Second, we understand the exceptions, waivers, and extensions, so we can help you stay on the road until your car can pass the test. Possible requirement and time variances include low mileage, low income, parts availability, and attempts/expenditures to fix the problem.
Help With All-Vehicle Inspection-Related Needs
Even though you live in the Pflugerville/Travis County area, you don’t have to worry unnecessarily over inspection requirements. Dave’s Ultimate Automotive can help you with the annual emissions and safety tests. Our ASE certified technicians can also make necessary repairs, and our team can help you with the process if there’s a problem. For emissions testing help, call us at 512-989-3283.