Emissions Failure Repairs and Exhaust Service
Performance Auto Center is accredited with the state of Illinois to evaluate and repair emissions systems according to the Clean Air Act and its testing 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.
The state of Illinois has taken great strides to reduce the amount of pollution in its air—one of those initiatives being the federal Clean Air Act. The Act mandates that vehicles in large, urbanized areas be regularly tested to ensure exhaust emissions do not exceed federal standards.
If your vehicle has failed an emissions test, you must repair your vehicle with a recognized repair technician—and Performance Auto Center is proud to be of assistance. Bring us your test results, and we’ll determine the fastest and most cost-effective method to repair your vehicle in compliance with state and federal regulations. Trust our team to get you back on the road, in quick, clean fashion.
Diagnosing the Emissions System
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. Basically, we’ll tell you why your car failed the emissions test. 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.
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.
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.
If you have recently failed a smog test, it can be challenging to know what to do next. You know you can’t legally drive your vehicle until the emissions are safe, but where do you go to have your repairs completed?
Performance Auto Center is the auto shop you need. Not only can we test for emissions, but we can also provide you with the servicing your vehicle needs to pass the next smog test.
Don’t delay, contact us at (847) 891-7787 to book an inspection today!
Understanding the Importance of Smog Testing
Smog testing is performed to ensure that every vehicle on the road is not omitting fumes above the legal limit. Smog testing is a way to control the number of toxic chemicals that are entering the atmosphere and negatively impacting the earth. Having an emissions test is legally mandatory and should be performed at least once every two years. Many car owners will invest in a smog test when they get their oil changed to save time.
If you have already had your smog test performed and need to know what upgrades are necessary for your vehicle to pass the next one, then you’re in the right place. Get in touch with us today to schedule a repair service.
Common Reasons for Smog Test Failure
There are many reasons that you may fail your smog test, here are some of the most common:
- Malfunctioning injectors
- Faulty oxygen sensor
- Worn out sparkplugs
- Defects in the EVAP
- Leaking gas cap
- Dirty air filter
- Damaged catalytic converter
In some cases, you may fail your smog test because your check engine light itself is malfunctioning. Even if you’re not sure what caused you to fail the emissions test, our experts will be able to identify the source of the problem and fix it.
Follow-Up Emissions Test
Once we have accurately diagnosed the problem and completed the necessary repairs, we will have to rerun your smog test. Your vehicle will be attached to specialized machinery to measure the emissions that are being released from your car. We will also do a visual inspection of the car’s control systems and ensure that the smoke being released from your exhaust is not thick and black.
The follow-up emissions test is entirely crucial. Without it, you run the risk of being pulled over and charged by the authorities.
Competitive Rates on Emissions Repair
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
If your vehicle fails a smog test, it can be hard to know where to turn. 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!
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
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.
Retesting Your Emissions
Once our repair services are complete, we will run another emissions test to ensure your vehicle is up to code.
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
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.
Completing a smog test is necessary every few years, and especially so when you are experiencing issues or when buying a new or second-hand car. When it comes time to schedule a test, choose the best team for the job--and that's us.
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
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.
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
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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:
Designed specifically for each model, this pipe is used to properly route exhaust to the back of the vehicle.
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.
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.
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.
Performance Auto Center is a Owner Operated located in two locations ELK GROVE VILLAGE, / SCHAUMBURG and Plainfield / Naperville area. At Performance Auto Center, we guarantee Auto Service, Auto Repair, Truck Service, Truck Repair and all Automotive Maintenance. Founded over 25 years ago with one goal in mind: Providing Honest, courteous, professional customer service and workmanship. We offer same day service to residents of the Elk Grove Village, Hoffman Estates, Itasca, Schaumburg, Wood Dale, Naperville Plainfield Bolingbrook and Aurora region... both locations conveniently located either 5 minutes south of Woodfield Mall or 5 minutes south of Fox Valley Mall.