Bellevue Emissions Testing and Repair

by Jeff's Autohaus ASE Certified Technicians

Jeff’s Autohaus of Bellevue, WA is a State Authorized Emissions Repair facility. If your vehicle requires emission testing or has recently failed come to Jeff’s and let our certified technicians take care of it for you. Recently, the State of Washington passed the Clean Air Act, which was put, in place to help cap and reduce greenhouse gasses and air pollution. Vehicles are a huge source of pollution and that affects more than just our air; it triggers asthma and is associated with other health risks such as heart attacks and cancer. The mandatory vehicle emissions inspection and maintenance program will reduce vehicle emissions and smog-causing pollutants by requiring vehicles to undergo an emissions test to identify problems and have them repaired. Jeff’s is authorized by the State to diagnose and perform emissions repair on your vehicle if it has failed the test. Our goal is to make sure every car meets or exceeds the mandated requirements and help keep Washington’s air clean. For local, fast, and dependable emissions testing and repair call Jeff’s at (425) 644-7100 or stop by our Bellevue shop located at 14121 NE 24th Street.

What Vehicles Require Testing?

Keeping Washington’s air clean is important. Depending on where you live, as well as, the type and year of your vehicle will determine if you are required to receive emissions testing. If you live in one of the following counties Clark, King, Pierce, Snohomish, or Spokane you will need to have your car tested every 2 years. Diesel vehicles weighing less than 6,001 lbs. and 2007 and newer diesel cars require testing, regardless of weight. There are a few vehicles that never require testing and those are motorcycles, 2009 and newer models gasoline powered vehicles, the Toyota Prius, and the Honda Insight.

Tips & Tricks to Help Pass

The State has put out a few suggestions that will help your car pass the test. Maybe some of the tips will help you avoid emissions repair. Check them out below.

  1. Drive your vehicle for at least 15 minutes on the highway prior to testing. This will warm your vehicle up.
  2. While waiting for your test keep your vehicle running but turn your accessories off; including your air conditioner and radio.
  3. If you have had a dead battery recently, drive it for at least a week before testing.
  4. If you suspect emission related repairs will be necessary, do not have them fixed prior to testing.
  5. Check out your exhaust make sure there are no obvious leaks or holes.
  6. Leave your trailer at home it won’t help you pass.

Schedule Emissions Repair and/or Testing Now

If your vehicle has already failed the required emissions test, you will receive a printout that lets you know exactly what failed and what needs to be fixed. Bring it to Jeff’s for accurate and trustworthy emissions repair. Our expert AES (Authorized Emission Specialist) will repair your car, truck or SUV to meet the WA State Emissions requirements. To learn more about Emissions Testing in Washington State go to http://www.emissiontestwa.com. Jeff’s Autohaus of Bellview, WA is here to be your local auto repair shop for all your exhaust and emission repair and testing needs. Call us at at (425) 644-7100 today or schedule service online.