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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Inspect vehicles to insure eco-friendly driving

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Most states require vehicles to be inspected for emissions to insure that cars are in compliance with federal air quality standards. There are four ways to test for emissions. The first way is simply an on-board diagnostic check, with analyzes the computerized equipment through a data link collector attached to the computer under the dashboard. Other tests include the tailpipe test which samples the exhaust for levels of pollutants, the gas cap test which insures the cap has a good seal and fit and lastly the visual anti-tampering check, which is just a way of making sure nothing on the car has been modified from the manufacturers standards.

Western Pennsylvania Toyota dealers are well equipped to take care of issues found by Pittsburgh state inspection teams. Items check by state inspection teams include vehicle suspension, brakes, tires and wheels, steering system, lighting and electrical systems, windshield, side windows and rear windows, wiper, fuel and exhaust systems, speedometer and odometer and overall body and chassis. the purpose of these periodic inspections is to ensure the safety of all vehicles on the road.

If a state inspector finds one or more issues with your Toyota, you will be given a specific amount of time to have your problem fixed. If this occurs, vehicle owners must repair their car, truck or SUV within a specific amount of time. The best place to perform state required repairs is your Toyota dealer. Our technicians are factory trained by Toyota and thoroughly familiar with all years and models of the manufacturer's line. By bringing your Toyota into a dealer, you will be assured that the state authorized repairs will be done right the first time, thus saving you time and money.

When faced with a state required repair, contact your Toyota dealer immediately. Our service experts will sit down with you, read the report and outline your repair options. Once repair is complete, you can take your vehicle back to the state station for re-inspection. When your vehicle passes, you will receive a safety inspection sticker valid for one year from the month of inspection.

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