Phoenix Auto Repair Shop, Virginia Auto Service, is located in Central Phoenix on 7th Street and Virginia, in-between McDowell and Thomas. Certified technicians offer complete automotive care on Japanese and European imports, as well as domestic cars, light trucks, and SUVs.
What are People Saying about Virginia Auto Service?
- “Friendly, professional, did a great job. Feel confident my car will be very well taken care of and last me a long time with their expertise.” –Sharon S. (Verified Google Review)
- “Matt and his team are honest and personable. We feel comfortable and confident with their service. We would definitely recommend them!” –Trista M. (Verified Google Review)
What are Emissions?
Everyone breathes the same air, which makes emissions everyone’s concern. Emissions are the dangerous pollutants and fumes that your vehicle produces when it’s running. The emissions system uses an assortment of sensors, computerized engine controls, and exhaust components to significantly reduce the amount of carbon monoxide (CO), unburned hydrocarbons (HC), and oxides of nitrogen (NOx) put out by your vehicle. It is required by law that your emissions system is kept in optimal operating condition.
Phoenix, Arizona Emissions
In Phoenix, all vehicles are required by law to pass emissions testing to obtain registration. Some vehicles require emissions testing every year, while other vehicles require emissions testing every other year.
New residents of Arizona will need to get their vehicle emissions tested before they can get it registered.
If your vehicle fails its Arizona emissions inspection, you must have it repaired and re-inspected. Your re-inspection is free if you return to the same inspection location within 60 days and bring your original inspection report with repair information.
How to Make Sure Your BMW Will Pass Emissions
The best thing you can do to ensure your BMW passes emissions is have an emissions inspection performed by one of our mechanics before the test. Here is a short checklist of items to look over.
- Fill your tank with fresh fuel before the test, and make sure the tank is at least half full.
- Have your oil changed before the emissions test as dirty and/or deteriorated oil can cause higher emissions.
- Get a tune-up and be sure the air and fuel filters are changed/clean.
- Make sure your BMW is running at the proper operating temperature per the temperature indicator on your dashboard.
- The “check engine” light should be OFF. A loose gas cap can cause the “check engine” light to come on, so make sure it is tightly secured.
Vehicles with a check engine light on will not pass Arizona emissions. Bring your car to us and we will do a complimentary check engine light scan.
My BMW Failed Emissions, Now What?
There are several factors that can wear down your emissions system causing you to fail the test. These include:
- Driving conditions
- Age of the vehicle
- Poor vehicle maintenance
- Low quality fuel
- Worn/damaged sensors
- Cracked/dry-rotted vacuum hoses
If you have recently failed emissions, bring your BMW to us for an inspection, diagnosis and repair. Our certified technicians will look over the following items to determine where the problem may lie.
- Air Filter
- Air/Vacuum Leaks
- Catalytic Converter
- Distributor Cap
- Distributor Rotor
- Fuel Filter
- Fuel Injectors
- Fuel Pressure Regulator
- Idle Control Valve
- Idle Speed Relay
- Ignition Wire Set (Spark Plug Wire Set)
- Oxygen Sensor
- Seals in your Exhaust System
- Spark Plugs
- Temp Sensors
Our expert auto technicians offer the best BMW emissions service and repair in Phoenix, AZ, at the best prices. We service all makes and models of vehicles and can do any repair whether it be large or small. We offer email reminders for scheduled maintenance, appointments, and walk-ins based on availability.
Call us at (602) 266-0200 or schedule an appointment online.