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?
- “Their reputation is well deserved. Thank you, Pascal, Matt and everyone who worked on my car. I have been a customer for a couple of years now, but you guys really went above and beyond yesterday. Very grateful.” –Rose D. (Verified Yelp Review)
- “Top notch customer service. They walked me through what must happen and what could wait. Even dropped my car off for me! I’ve never experienced such excellent service from start to finish.” –Alexis W. (Verified Yelp Review)
What are Emissions?
We all live and breathe the same air, which makes emissions all of our concern. Emissions are dangerous fumes and pollutants that are made when your vehicle is running. Using an array of sensors, computerized engine controls, and exhaust components, the emissions system greatly reduces the amount of carbon monoxide (CO), unburned hydrocarbons (HC), and oxides of nitrogen (NOx) put out by your vehicle. By law, your emissions system must be 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 Honda Will Pass Emissions
To ensure your Honda passes emissions, the best thing you can do is have an emissions inspection performed by one of our mechanics before the test. Here is a short checklist of items to look over.
- Your gas tank should be at least half full. Try and fill your tank with fresh fuel before the test.
- Dirty and/or deteriorated oil can cause higher emissions. Get your oil changed before your emissions test.
- Get a tune-up. Make sure the air and fuel filters are changed/clean.
- Make sure your Honda is running at the proper operating temperature per the temperature indicator on your dashboard.
- The “check engine” light should be OFF. Be sure your gas cap is securely tightened. A loose cap can cause the “check engine” light to come on.
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 Honda Failed Emissions, Now What?
Driving conditions, mileage, the age of the vehicle, poor vehicle maintenance, low-quality fuel, worn/damaged sensors, and cracked/dry-rotted vacuum hoses are all factors that can wear down your emissions system and cause you to fail the test.
If you have recently failed emissions, you can bring your Honda into 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 Honda 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.