Servicing Your Neighborhood For over 25 Years!!

Also, Family Owned and Operated for over 25 years!

Performance Auto Center


Elk Grove Village, Schaumburg, Itasca

Including: Wood Dale, Hoffman Estates, Addison, Arlington Hts.

1051 Bonaventure Dr.
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007-3277

Hours open: M-F 8:00 - 5:00, Sat 8:00 - 1:00

5 Minutes South of Woodfield Mall

(847) 891-7787
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Naperville, Aurora, Plainfield

Including: Bolingbrook, Oswego, Montgomery, Romeoville

25449 Ruff St.
Plainfield, IL. 60585

Hours open: M-F 8:00-5:00

Conveniently located 2 miles WEST of 59 & 95th street

(630) 922-7307
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Servicing Your Neighborhood For over 25 Years!!

Elk Grove Village, Schaumburg, Itasca

Including: Wood Dale, Hoffman Estates, Addison, Arlington Hts.

1051 Bonaventure Dr.
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007-3277

Hours open: M-F 8:00 - 5:00, Sat 8:00 - 1:00

5 Minutes South of Woodfield Mall

(847) 891-7787
Request Appointment  »

Also, Family Owned and Operated for over 25 years!

Naperville, Aurora, Plainfield

Including: Bolingbrook, Oswego, Montgomery, Romeoville

25449 Ruff St.
Plainfield, IL. 60585

Hours open: M-F 8:00-5:00

Conveniently located 2 miles WEST of 59 & 95th street

(630) 922-7307
Request Appointment  »
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Emissions Failure Repairs and Exhaust Service

Though we try and avoid it, everyone fails the emissions test from time to time, and when you do, Performance Auto Center is here to help. Our team has been providing exhaust repair and related services to help vehicles past smog tests. No matter the make or age of your vehicle, we're confident we can provide you with the care you need, and we look forward to doing so.

To learn more about emissions tests and why your car failed, read on or book an inspection with our expert team by dialing (847) 891-7787.

Understanding the Importance of Emissions Testing

First and foremost, an emissions test works to check the level of pollutants your vehicle emits into the atmosphere. The result of the text has been under a certain amount to comply with environmental regulations.

A failed emissions test could prevent you from registering your car or getting a license plate. It can also cause you to receive fines, so completing the test and ensuring you pass it is essential.

Reasons for Failing an Emissions Test

There are a few different reasons why your vehicle may have failed the emissions test – let's explore just a few:

  • Your motor oil is too old
  • There is an issue with your spark plugs
  • There is too much air in the air/fuel mix
  • The air filter is dirty
  • Your gas cap is loose

Your check engine light can help you indicate any of the abovementioned problems.

When we learn that your vehicle has failed the emissions test, our team will check if the culprit is one of the issues listed. However, we will investigate all other avenues and diagnose the problem quickly before finding a solution.

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Licensed Auto Mechanics

Vehicles aren’t invincible, and neither are their exhaust and emissions systems. Every so often, you’ll need to take your car to a repair shop because your exhaust is emitting something it shouldn’t. While your next visit to our garage might be after unexpectedly failing an emissions test, we ensure you always get a pleasant experience with our technicians.

Our professionals are taught to treat you and your vehicle with equal care as we look to provide the best services we can. Whenever you bring your vehicle in for an emissions inspection or repair, you should know you’re in good hands.

With us, you can always expect:

  • Upfront quotes
  • Quick turnarounds
  • Limited warranties
  • Outstanding results
  • Excellent customer service
  • …and more

If you find yourself looking for an auto mechanic who specializes in exhaust and emissions repairs, look no further than our team. We’ve been providing effective repair services for years, helping motorists get back on the road after failing an emissions test.

Fast Repairs from Our Exhaust Experts

Any exhaust-related issues are no match for our team. We understand how exhaust systems work in every truck, van or car, and we will quickly find solutions you can count on.

We understand that being unable to operate your vehicle for even a few short hours can be a significant inconvenience, and we'll do all we can to complete your repairs without delay.

Work with Auto Specialist that Care About Your Vehicle

At Performance Auto Center, ensuring that your vehicle works safely and efficiently is our priority. Helping our clients pass emissions and other tests is one of our specialties, and we look forward to assisting you.

We also prioritize customer care. We want you to have a good experience with us, and we'll go above and beyond to ensure this. Whether you are frustrated with the state of your vehicle or stressed about the failure, we'll meet you where you're at and discuss these issues with you in detail.

Our job is to provide you with accurate information about your vehicle and solutions to the problems you're facing so you can get back out on the road as quickly as possible.

We know that price plays a role in the decisions made by our clients, and we always strive to be transparent about our rates. To get a cost estimate, dial (847) 891-7787.

Contact Our Exhaust Specialists Today!

If you have recently failed an emissions test or need your vehicle's exhaust repaired, Performance Auto Center is happy to be of service. For years we have helped vehicle owners address the car troubles they're facing and find reliable, long-lasting solutions.

To discuss the services you require and get a quote, get in touch with our team when you dial (847) 891-7787 today.

Why You Need an Emissions Test

Many of our customers are quite frustrated when they don’t pass their emissions test. When you’re being forced to get a repair, it can be hard to focus on why it’s essential to have efficient emissions systems.

Emission tests measure your vehicle's exhaust emissions to see the amount of pollution the car produces. Your vehicle may produce many harmful substances, so an emission test looks for many different molecules. Passing an emissions test is important to ensure your vehicle is running safely.

The primary reason you need to ensure your vehicle passes emission tests is so that you know your car is running efficiently and isn’t dangerous to yourself or others. Emission tests will make sure you’re not polluting the air that you and the rest of us breathe but can also indicate other issues with your vehicle that could put you in danger.

Whenever you fail an emission test, know that you can fix the issue. By bringing your car to our team of mechanics, you can get a reliable repair that will have you passing a re-test and keeping your vehicle on the road!

Trust Us for Exhaust Repair

You should only bring your vehicle to professionals committed to their craft. As many have come to learn, there are no mechanics more committed to the vehicles in their shop than ours. When a vehicle enters our auto center, we don't let it leave until it is running at peak performance—and that is a promise.

What does “Peak Performance” mean to our team? Don't worry, we're not just talking about speed and engine power. Our performance goals are as follows:

  • Reduce auto emissions
  • Boost mileage
  • Increase driver safety

We can do all three of these things by servicing your exhaust system and the neighboring components. When you notice more smoke coming from your exhaust pipe than usual, bring your vehicle to us. When you notice that your vehicle doesn't get the same gas mileage as it used to, contact our team. When you want peace of mind? Bring your vehicle to our shop.

The Best Tools and Parts for Exhaust Repairs

When you’re looking for reliable emissions and exhaust repairs, you need to be able to trust that your mechanic is using the best equipment for the job. Our policy is to always prioritize the durability of our repairs by investing in the best tools and replacement parts for your vehicle.

Nobody wants to go to a mechanic, get a cheap repair, and find that their exhaust system breaks down quickly—you’ll find yourself right back at the mechanic when you fail your next emissions test. With us, you can be sure your repair won’t fail and send you back to square one. We always install premium pipes, converters, and clamps on your vehicle to ensure the exhaust system is tight and ready to last a long time.

We invest in our company so you can get the best results for your vehicle—that’s how we’ve built a dedicated clientele who trust us for their auto repairs.

Lower Emissions and More

You want to do your part to lower emissions. Sometimes, though, your car has other plans. When your vehicle's exhaust system stops working like it should, help is just a phone call away. We offer swift repairs that add longevity to your vehicle. What's more, we offer these incomparable services for great, manageable rates.

Would you like to learn more about our environmentally-friendly auto services? If so, do not hesitate to contact our shop. We are always willing to invite a new vehicle into the shop.  

What Is the Exhaust System?

As a motorist, you're expected to know a fair bit about automobiles. That said, few motorists understand their vehicle the way a mechanic does.

Are you unsure what your exhaust system is or how it functions in relation to your vehicle? If so, you are not alone. In simple terms, your vehicle's exhaust system is a series of pipes used to guide exhaust gases out of your car. If you suspect issues with your exhaust system, it's essential to have them addressed quickly. Problems left unattended will only worsen, risking the health of you and your passengers and your vehicle's safety.

If you experience any of the following issues, you may be facing a problem with your exhaust system:

  • Strange noises when accelerating
  • Check engine light is on
  • Car is vibrating
  • Strange odors
  • Decrease in fuel efficiency

Performance Auto Center boasts decades of experience dealing with such emissions-related issues. Our ASE-certified mechanics work with skill and precision to find the root of the problem and fix it fast. Their expertise—backed by our six ASE-certified mechanics—ensures that no driver goes without quality exhaust repair. When you need help limiting your emissions, we're the auto shop you can trust.

Ask Our Mechanics Anything

Time and time again, motorists drive away from our shop with a newfound appreciation for their vehicle and its many working parts. The knowledge we offer them makes them more attuned to the inner workings of their vehicle, ensuring they'll know exactly when they should bring their vehicle to us again.

We believe in educating our clients on their vehicles and the methods we undertake to improve them. If you have any questions about your vehicle, do not hesitate to ask us. Our professional yet personable staff is always willing to address your questions and concerns.

Full-Service Auto Mechanics

Rest assured, we know about more than just exhaust systems. If at any time you have questions about your vehicle, do not hesitate to ask us. We'll always take time to inform our clients on whatever subject comes to their minds. The more a motorist knows, the more secure they'll feel behind the wheel—and the more confident they'll feel in working with mechanics like us.

Do you have questions of your own? Is your exhaust system not working like it should? Contact us today.

The Area's Best Auto Repair Experts

For those who are only interested in entrusted their vehicle to celebrated professionals, the Performance Auto team is here for you. Our mechanics have years of extensive experience treating vehicles of all makes and models. We specialize in emissions and exhaust repair services, and it's our honor to make sure your car is driving as smoothly and safely as possible.

When you choose to work with Performance Auto Center, you can expect:

  • Help from knowledgeable and professionally trained technicians
  • Conclusive inspections
  • Transparent pricing and cost estimates
  • Fast and effective repairs
  • The ongoing safety of your vehicle

Are you ready to schedule a consultation? Reach us to book yours today! We'll inspect your vehicle and notify you of any issues we uncover. Prior to carrying out our repairs, we will provide you with service quotes, ensuring you're not caught off guard by the final bill.

Quality Emissions Failure Repairs on Your Schedule

We service vehicles, but we are also in the business of providing exceptional customer service. When you bring your vehicle to us, you never have to deal with hectic scheduling, inconvenient pick-up times, or unfortunate delays. Our administrative team is as skilled as our mechanics, ensuring you get nothing short of the finest customer service possible.

Maybe you have children. Maybe you have a hectic day-job—or maybe you even work multiple jobs. Whatever your situation, and whatever your schedule, we promise complete customer satisfaction. In our shop, we promise flexibility, fast turnarounds, and on-time service.

At Performance Auto Center, we make customer care and satisfaction our top priority. If you are concerned about booking an appointment that lines up with your busy schedule, don't hesitate to reach out. We will do what we can to accommodate your needs and complete your auto repairs quickly so you can get back out on the road in no time.

Emissions problems are never the same from one vehicle to another. There's no one-size-fits-all solution, which can leave many drivers struggling to find a solution that works for their vehicle. Performance Auto Center uses a range of techniques and diagnostic equipment to locate and resolve emissions problems. We work with a 360-degree mindset to consider every possibility, taking every detail into account to ensure your vehicle runs as efficiently as possible. That way, you can enjoy better performance—and we can all enjoy a cleaner planet. It's a win-win.

Contact Our Exhaust and Emissions Experts

Performance Auto Center is accredited with the state of Illinois to evaluate and repair emissions systems according to the Clean Air Act protocols. We service all makes and models of vehicles, and our clients consistently choose our shop for quick turnarounds and competitive rates.

Reach out to us at (847) 891-7787 for a no-obligation quote.

Diagnosing the Emissions System

Are you unsure what could be wrong with your vehicle's emissions system? Don't worry. Simply bring your vehicle to our shop. Being the professionals that we are, we will surely uncover the problem in little time at all. What's more, we will correct the issues, too.

The first step is identifying that your exhaust system has a problem. The second step, however, requires us to determine exactly what this problem might be.

The results from your emissions test do not pinpoint the car's mechanical problem. The reason why is that the emissions test is conducted using your car's on-board computer. After the test, you will be given a Vehicle Inspection Report (VIR) and a Repair Data Form (RDF). The VIR contains all the diagnostic trouble codes received from your car's computer during the inspection. To drive your car again, you must bring these documents, along with your vehicle, to a recognized repair shop (that's us). Your mechanic will use the VIR as a guideline to locate the real source of the emission's failure.

At our shop, we're specialists in this investigative work. Using manual techniques combined with further diagnostic testing, we'll translate the VIR into actionable information. We use extensive on-board diagnostics (OBD) to determine the source of your troubles. Basically, we'll tell you why your car failed the emissions test, and then we'll show you how we can help it pass. We always locate the precise repair required and quote the cost of the job to our clients from the outset. That way, you can see for yourself the affordability of our shop over the competition.

Post-Emissions Repair

After you've seen our value-packed quote and you've given our mechanics the green light to fix your car, we'll get straight to work. We strive to offer our clients same-day services, and your appointment will be no different.

When we're done, we'll fill out and send in the second document, the RDF. This completed form will confirm that we have successfully repaired your car, and it is ready to be retested.

Client-First Mechanics

We offer value-driven services at our shop. While the safety of your vehicle is our top priority, we also put a high premium on customer satisfaction.

At our auto shop, we know we can repair your car. We also know that we can earn your satisfaction while we do it. Our name is synonymous with excellence in the local region, and we stop at nothing to uphold our five-star reputation. When you choose us as your neighborhood automotive repair center, we pledge to put you first by:

  • Responding quickly to your inquiries
  • Offering flexible scheduling options
  • Providing upfront quotes
  • Performing compliant workmanship
  • Delivering same-day service whenever possible
  • Being courteous and communicative at all times

If you're looking for a superior automotive repair experience, we're ready to impress.

Competitive Rates on Emissions Repair

When you want your vehicle serviced for a manageable rate, there is no better place to turn than our service center. At our shop, you'll quickly realize that we price our services with everyday people—and not profit—in mind.

At Performance Auto Center, we recognize that having your emissions tested and then having to invest in repairs directly afterward, may not seem easy on the wallet. While these upgrades are necessary to your vehicle's function, we are proud to offer them at highly competitive rates, unmatched by the competition in the area.

Before we get started working on your car, we'll be sure to provide you an estimate for how much the service will cost and how long the repairs will take to complete.

Want to receive your quote today? Call (847) 891-7787.

Trust Our Experts After Emissions Test Failure

For superior emissions failure repair and exhaust services, turn to the expert mechanics at Performance Auto Center today.

For more information about the quality services we offer, call us at (847) 891-7787 or stop by the shop!

We look forward to helping you reduce your carbon footprint!

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Failed Emissions Test

What to Do

Ensuring that your vehicle is not releasing excessive emissions is not just crucial for the environment, but it is also legally necessary. You can be fined and experience a variety of penalties if you do not comply with local laws regulating smog.

If you have recently failed an emissions test, Performance Auto Center is here to help. We will carefully inspect your vehicle and accurately diagnose the problem at hand.

We are happy to provide you with a quote, outlining the cost of the repair service before we get started.

Reach us by phone to book your exhaust inspection today.

Our Emissions Failure Repair Services

There are a variety of reasons why your vehicle might have failed an emissions test. Some of these issues might be related to a recent accident, while others might stem from neglect and infrequent auto maintenance. Whatever the case, we will uncover the problem. What's more, we will correct the problem, too.

To gain a deeper understanding of why you failed your emissions test, here are some of the most common reasons:

  • Worn out spark plugs
  • Leaking gas caps
  • Defective check engine light
  • Defects in the evaporative emissions control system
  • Dirty air filters
  • Damage to the catalytic converter

While many of these issues are not uncommon, they are important to address as quickly as possible, and our team has the expertise to do so. In little time, we will replace your air filters or replace your spark plugs. We'll make sure your vehicle passes its next emissions test with flying colors.

Retesting Your Emissions

Once our repair services are complete, we will run another emissions test to ensure your vehicle is up to code. We use extensive testing measures to give a complete rundown of your vehicle's fuel performance. It's the same testing process that the state department uses, so you can rest easy knowing we'll give you an accurate assessment. When we tell you your vehicle will pass, you can feel confident it will.

Always on Your Side

Our clients always feel at ease when they entrust their vehicle to us. At the end of the day, we want your vehicle to pass the emissions test—for your benefit and the environment's benefit, too.

We're happy to answer any questions you may have about our testing and emissions repair process. Here at Performance Auto Center, we like to help our clients make informed investment decisions by giving them all the information they need. Contact us, and we'll make sure you have all the details you need to know your best course of action.

Work with Our Exhaust Mechanics

All our mechanics have been working with unique exhaust systems for many years. We have a keen understanding of the systems hosted by a variety of vehicles, and we are confident that we will be able to diagnose and repair problems quickly and accurately.

On top of providing services that are fast, high-quality, and reliable, our repairs are also affordable. We recognize the importance of mitigating emissions, and we want our service to be accessible to as many customers as possible.

If you have questions about this process, don't hesitate to reach out to us.

Straightforward Payment and Financing Options on Exhaust Repair

We aim to make your payment process as smooth as possible. We accept a variety of payment options, including cash, major credit cards, checks, and Performance Auto Center credit through Synchrony Bank. What's more, we also offer convenient financing options for our qualified clients with free interest for six months. When you come to one of our locations, you never have to choose between getting the repairs you need and being responsible with your finances.

All the Auto Repairs You Need—None That You Don't

We are upfront and honest with our clientele. If your vehicle could benefit from additional repairs or services, we will let you know. We'll also let you know if they're immediately necessary or not. We will never demand that you invest money into needless repairs or services that could wait for another day. Your safety—and your satisfaction—are our two priorities.

Our dedication to operating as a company with the utmost integrity means that we will only recommend the repairs that we deem necessary. We want to help your vehicle perform great on the road without nickel and diming you.

Understanding the Importance of Mitigating Emissions

In this day and age, human beings have a significant impact on the health and deterioration of the world around us. It is no secret that cars play their part in this destruction but mitigating excessive pollution from your tailpipe is a great way to do your part.

Contact Us for Emissions Exhaust Repair

If your vehicle has failed a smog test, don't fret, our mechanics are equipped and ready to provide you with comprehensive repairs. When our expert team services your car, you can feel confident knowing that your emissions are under control.

Let's get started today!

Advanced Auto Repair Tools

What makes us so confident in our ability to maintain your exhaust system? Not only do we have the in-depth knowledge and certifications to provide you with authoritative repairs, but we also have the proper equipment to carry out the work. We are dedicated to using only top of the line tools and replacement parts on your vehicle. Through this, we can ensure that the repairs are done to the highest quality and your vehicle will perform like new.

Regular Auto Checks Make Sense

Just because your car appears to be functioning correctly doesn't eliminate the possibility of a problem under the hood. For this reason, we recommend having your exhaust system checked on a semi-regular basis. Our thorough inspections are certain to find even the smallest of problems and will help you feel confident on the road knowing your vehicle is in optimal condition.

Fix Your Muffler Today

Is your vehicle making loud noises that it is drawing eyes as you drive down the street? A noisy exhaust system can point to bigger problems than just your muffler. That's why we recommend bringing your car in for diagnostics if it seems louder than usual. Often, our car maintenance services can help identify issues before they grow into more serious problems and help keep your ride in top condition.

Exhaust Leak Repair

Did you notice a pool of liquid under your parked car today? That could be a sign that you have an exhaust leak. Thankfully, we are more than skilled in exhaust repair services.

If you have noticed a leak in your exhaust pipe or that you seem to be filling up your gas tank more frequently, it's a good sign that your vehicle needs servicing. Our staff is experts at locating exhaust leaks and repairing them swiftly. We don't just patch up your issue—we make sure that your exhaust system is in pristine condition and performs perfectly.

Experienced and Certified Master Technicians

You will be hard-pressed to find an auto shop with the same credentials we have under our roofs. With decades of combined experience and over 25 advanced truck repair certifications, you can breathe easy knowing that your vehicle is in good hands. We have a solid history of great work, and we make sure to stay on top of all the new developments in the industry. We have gotten to where we are today because of the care and attention we put into every job. When you roll into our shop, you are guaranteed quality auto service.

Superior Emissions Repairs

The team of professionals at Performance Auto Center offers the best emissions failure repairs and exhaust services in the area. We are state approved to perform emissions repairs in accordance with the federal Clean Air Act. If your vehicle has recently failed a smog test, don't wait around. To get in touch with us, call (847) 891-7787 today.

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Your Emissions Experts

In the state of Illinois, emissions testing is a legal requirement. Our company is proud to be an authorized emissions repair service provider in the area. Our licensed and insured mechanics will evaluate and fix all components of your vehicle's emissions system to ensure they comply with state regulations. When your car fails the Illinois Vehicle Emissions Test, we're the team you need to know to get your car back up to code for a fair price.

Failed Emissions Test

What Happens Next

If your vehicle fails the Illinois Vehicle Emissions Test, your vehicle must be repaired and retested. Wherever you had your vehicle tested, you will have received several documents with the details of your car's test results. Bring these documents to us, and we'll gladly walk you through your next steps.

One of the documents is called your Vehicle Inspections Report, or VIR. The VIR will list the diagnostic trouble codes from your car's onboard computer during your inspection. The VIR does not, however, explain the exact cause of the malfunction. That's where we come in. Our technicians will use the VIR as a guideline to conduct some detective work and get to the bottom of your car's emission's failure. Using our specialized diagnostic software alongside our trained visual and manual inspections, we'll pinpoint the problem in a flash. Rest assured, we've been an accredited service center for many years, and over these years, we've encountered (and repaired) virtually every system failure out there. Yours will be no different.

Accurate Cost Estimates on Emissions Repair

When our investigation is complete, and we've successfully determined the cause of the emissions failure, we'll report our findings back to you in detail. In the interest of full transparency, we'll give you a complete written cost estimate of the repairs, should you choose our technicians to move forward with the job.

By the way, with us, what you see is what you get: we don't do hidden fees. You'll be able to see the full breakdown of our material and labor charges before you sign a contract.

Quick Repair Service

Your time is valuable to us, so fast service is a priority for us. We recognize that when your car fails an emissions test, you want it back up and running ASAP. That's why we maintain flexible scheduling options and always have several certified technicians on staff to expedite our repair services. We strive to offer our clients same-day service whenever we can, and our pledge to you is that we will have your car in and out of our shop as fast as possible. Before we begin to work on your vehicle, we'll give you an accurate time estimate of how long the job should take so that you can plan the rest of your day accordingly.

Emissions Repair Follow-Up

After we've finished the repairs, our technicians will thoroughly complete and securely submit your Repair Data form (RDF) for you online. We'll also provide you with all the itemized receipts you'll need to have your vehicle retested.

Exhaust System Services

If you have been ignoring that pesky check engine or check oil light for far too long, it may be time to book an appointment with our emissions failure repair experts.

Your exhaust system plays a vital role in the overall function of your vehicle. Issues left unattended can put the mechanics of your car and its passengers at risk. If you suspect an issue with your vehicle's emission or exhaust system, don't let it put you at a disadvantage. Enlist the help of Performance Auto Center experts today when you call (847) 891-7787.

Signs of a Failed Emissions System

If you are experiencing any of the issues below, you should bring your vehicle in for an inspection right away. A few warning signs to look out for are:

  • Strange noises or odors coming from your engine
  • Decreased fuel efficiency
  • Vibrations in the steering wheel, gas pedal, and drivers' seat
  • Problems with the muffler
  • Rough idle
  • Oil light or check engine light is on

Inspecting Your Exhaust System

When you get in touch with us, we will set you up with an appointment right away. Our experienced technicians will take the time to inspect your exhaust system and diagnose the issue at hand. Once we gain an understanding of the problem, we will provide you with a detailed estimate of the cost of the repair.

Identifying Exhaust and Emissions Problems

Over the course of ownership, most drivers will have to take their vehicle to a technician for an emissions test. We will perform a full diagnostic test of your vehicle to identify any flaws or malfunctions with your emissions system.

Our certified technicians will identify if the problem is related to:

  • Compromised or missing catalytic converter
  • Excess hydrocarbon or oxides in the exhaust emissions

While many exhaust issues can be alleviated with a simple oil change, others may require more specialized servicing.

No matter the extent of the problem, Performance Auto Center can bring you comprehensive repair services.

Fast and Effective Emissions Failure Repairs

As vehicle owners, we know how inconvenient it can be to go without your car. At Performance Auto Center, we are committed to restoring your vehicle's performance, saving you on fuel expenses, and protecting the health of you and your passengers from noxious emitted gases. We will complete the repair service as quickly as possible, without sacrificing the quality and integrity of the repair.

Our goal is to deliver emissions repairs that elongate the lifespan of your vehicle while ensuring safe and comfortable driving.

Stay on Top of Your Vehicle Emissions without Breaking the Bank

Keeping your vehicle safe and functioning properly is our top priority. One of the ways we demonstrate this is by offering our top-notch inspections and exhaust repair at affordable rates. Over the years, we have established a loyal client base and a reputation as an auto repair company with the utmost integrity. How did we achieve this? We always provide honest diagnostics and upfront pricing without any surprise fees. When you bring your vehicle into one of our shops, you can always count on receiving the work you need at a price you love.

Complete Exhaust Repairs—Guaranteed

One thing that separates us from the pack is our service guarantee. When you bring your vehicle into one of our locations, we will make sure your exhaust is functioning properly and safely—or the service is free. We built our business on the promise to provide all of our clients with the best auto repairs around, so if we cannot fix it, you don't pay. If you suspect your car might not be expelling emissions properly, put your concerns to rest with our guaranteed service.

Free Estimates on Exhaust Repair

We strive to provide our valuable customers with the most comprehensive auto mechanic service around. This starts with our commitment to providing accurate and obligation-free estimates on all of our repairs. All of our qualified mechanics will be happy to address all of your questions and concerns. We can provide an accurate emissions test and give you all the information you need to make an educated decision about repairing your exhaust.

Dependable Repairs with Top-Quality Parts

When you bring your vehicle into one of our locations, not only will you receive skillful repairs, but they will also be completed with high-quality equipment. From the tools we use to the parts we install in your vehicle, everything in our shops is top of the line. When you drive away from one of our locations, you can rest assured that your vehicle is at peak performance. What's more, our commitment to only using quality certified parts means that your repairs are made to last.

The Trusted Local Source for Exhaust Service

For us, cars are not just our work--they are our passion. Local vehicle owners have come to rely on our professional service because of our broad knowledge of the auto industry. When you take your vehicle in for an auto inspection, you can count on our knowledgeable staff to expertly identify any and all issues with it. In addition to this, our valuable industry experience and attention to detail allow us to complete your repairs wholly and efficiently.

An Auto Shop with Outstanding Customer Service

From the moment you contact us, it will be clear that we are in our own lane. We believe our dependable repairs speak for themselves, but we also back them up with the highest dedication to client satisfaction. All of our auto mechanics are helpful and friendly, and we strive to make every trip to our shops pleasant and stress-free.

The Importance of Safe Emissions

It is the job of your emissions system to direct your vehicle's fumes away from your passengers. A faulty emissions system can cause carbon monoxide and other dangerous substances to leak into your vehicle's cabin, putting the health of you and those in your car at risk.

Faulty emissions will also take a significant toll on the performance of your car.

If you suspect emissions failure, don't wait around, contact our team for trusted repairs.

Leaders in Emissions Failure Repairs and Exhaust Systems

If you are seeking thorough and affordable emissions repairs, look no further than Performance Auto Center. Our highly trained and experienced technicians will carefully diagnose the issue at hand and complete a comprehensive repair in no time.

Our team is proud to offer top-quality services at highly competitive rates.

Emissions Failure Repair and Exhaust Repair

We provide top quality diagnostics for Emission Failures and provide quality and affordable repairs. For more information regarding your emissions test visit Illinois Air Team.

Your exhaust system is more than a muffler. It is a series of pipes that run under your car connecting to your muffler and catalytic converter. The exhaust system controls noise and funnels exhaust fumes away from passengers.

In some ways, your car's exhaust system works like a chimney on a house, directing the byproducts from burning fuel away from the people inside. A car's exhaust system routes waste gases from the engine to the rear of the car, where they are released into the atmosphere. Exhaust gases contain dangerous substances (such as carbon monoxide) and can be hazardous if allowed to flow into your vehicle's cab.

The exhaust system also converts pollutants into less harmful by-products, reduces engine noise, and directs exhaust gases to heat air and fuel before the fuel goes into the engine's cylinders. Finally, the exhaust system provides the correct amount of backpressure into the engine to improve its fuel-burning efficiency and increase performance.

Key components of your exhaust system include:

Exhaust Pipes:

Designed specifically for each model, this pipe is used to properly route exhaust to the back of the vehicle.

Exhaust Manifold:

Acting like a funnel, the exhaust manifold collects the gases from all cylinders and releases them through a single opening. Some engines have two exhaust manifolds.

Catalytic Converter:

The catalytic converter reduces harmful emissions and transforms pollutants into water vapor and other less harmful gases.


The muffler is a metal container with holes, baffles, and chambers that reduces exhaust noise.


The resonator works with the muffler to reduce noise.

Tail Pipe:

Found at the back of the car, the tail pipe carries exhaust gases away from the vehicle.

Contact our professionals for complete exhaust system repairs.

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