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 8:00-5:30 Sat 8:00-1:00

5 Minutes South of Woodfield Mall

(847) 891-7787

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Also, Family Owned and Operated for over 25 years!

Plainfield, Naperville, Aurora

Including: Bolingbrook, Oswego, Montgomery, Romeoville

25449 Ruff St.
Plainfield, IL. 60585

Hours open: M-f 7:00-5:00

2 Miles East of Naperville Crossing Mall Located at 59 & 95th streets

(630) 922-7307

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Emissions Test in Schaumburg

Keep your car compliant at Performance Auto Center with our state-of-the-art emissions testing program. Our seasoned mechanics are state approved to evaluate the condition of your vehicle's emission system in accordance with the Federal Clean Air Act.

Contact us at (847) 891-7787 to find out more about emissions testing and if your vehicle is due for an inspection.


Complete Emissions Testing Program

In the state of Illinois, emission tests are required by motorists in order to comply with the Federal Clean Air Act. Performance Auto Center is proud to be an authorized provider of emissions testing services in the Schaumburg area. Our technicians will thoroughly inspect all components of your car's emissions control system to make sure they are performing properly and meet emissions standards.

When we've finished diagnosing your vehicle, we'll provide you with all the official documentation to prove the safety of your car. Whether your vehicle passes or fails, you can expect our mechanics to walk you through the appropriate next steps. If your vehicle has failed the test, we'll provide you with a detailed outline of all the required repairs.

Understanding Emissions Testing

Emissions testing is performed in different ways, depending on the engine type and age, size, and model of your vehicle. The goal of the emissions test is to identify how much smog your vehicle is producing and releasing under various conditions. The emissions test will be performed in cycles to test these specifications.

The parameters of any given test may include:

  • Testing the emissions released at different temperatures
  • Testing the emissions released when carrying different loads
  • Testing the emissions released at differing speeds

The purpose of testing is to re-enact real-world conditions and survey how your vehicle reacts and how much smog is released.

Emissions System Repair

Several common issues may cause a vehicle to fail an emissions test. Rest assured, our Master technicians are well-versed in federal emissions standards and have a wealth of experience in diagnosing all possible problems. Our facility is equipped with all the top-of-the-line tools and technology to perform a comprehensive On-Board Diagnostic test. We've successfully run the state's emission testing program for many years and have identified and repaired a full spectrum of emissions failures.

Some examples of the types of emissions repairs we've performed are:

  • Faulty oxygen sensor
  • Defective ignition system
  • Vacuum leaks
  • Rich fuel mixture
  • Air injection system malfunction

Solutions to Reduce Smog

There are several mechanisms that can be installed in your vehicle to improve its overall effect on air quality. Here are a few examples:

  • Catalyst Converter - a catalyst converter can change the harmful emissions being released by your vehicle into less harmful ones.
  • Exhaust Gas Recirculation or Positive Crankcase Ventilation - both these unique systems will work to filter cooler vapors into the combustion chamber and reduce the overall heat of the system. This will work to prevent pollutants that cause too much heat.

If we find that your vehicle is releasing smog that is above appropriate standards, our mechanics will gladly discuss the next steps for your vehicle.

Efficient Vehicle Emissions Testing

Over the years, we've honed our in-house operations to be swift and efficient. When you book an appointment with us, you can expect our team to service your vehicle in the shortest delay possible. We recognize the value of your time and pledge that you won't be waiting a minute longer than necessary.

In the interest of your maximum convenience, we offer flexible scheduling options and strive to maintain open availability at our shop. Give our administrative staff a call today. We'd be happy to assist you in scheduling a hassle-free appointment time when it suits you.

Smog Testing Executed by Knowledgeable Professionals

At Performance Auto Center, we strive to be the best provider of every service we offer, and smog testing is no exception. Not only do our mechanics know how to perform accurate and in-depth smog testing, but they also understand its importance and can recognize the best way to reduce emissions for your vehicle.

Up Front Quotes on Smog Tests

We've earned ourselves a reputation in the field for our competitive pricing, and our comprehensive smog tests are no exception. Before you sign a contract with us, we'd be glad to offer you an upfront, accurate quote on the cost of the service.

We prioritize transparency at our company, so the figure we give you at the start is the same figure you can expect on your final invoice. No surprise charges, no hidden fees - that's just the way we like to run our business.

Recognizing the Importance of Emissions Testing

In this day and age, we know just how important it is to control and be aware of our carbon footprint. Vehicles have revolutionized our lives, and we depend on them to get us from point A to B daily. There is no doubt, that vehicles take a toll on our air quality and the health of those around us. The goal of an emissions test is to control this impact as much as possible.

Having a qualified technician perform a regular smog test will help you mitigate the amount of hazardous materials that escape from your vehicle. Smog tests are required in most municipalities, and hefty fines can be written for drivers who do not abide by these rules.

With the help of a knowledgeable team, you can ensure that your vehicle is running as effectively as possible while releasing the smallest amount of emissions.

Book Your Emissions Inspection Today

Over the years, our mechanics have utilized our skills and developed a smog test process that is comprehensive and conclusive. No matter the size, age, or model of your vehicle, we have the tools and technology needed to get an accurate read of your emissions levels.

Is your vehicle due for a professional emissions inspection? Are you perhaps unsure if your vehicle requires one by state law? For all your emissions inspections needs in Schaumburg, Performance Auto Center is at your service. Contact us today.