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3 Reasons to Schedule Emissions Control Repairs November 15, 2017

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3 Reasons to Schedule Emissions Control Repairs, St. Charles, Missouri

Although emissions systems have been around since the 60s, they have become incredibly complex over the last couple of decades to reduce the amount of smog in the air. To ensure these systems are doing their job, vehicles are often required to pass an emissions test as part of the registration process. However, there are many other important reasons to undergo emissions control repairs and ensure your system continues to operate correctly.

Why Emissions Control Repairs Are Essential

Create a Cleaner Environment

According to the Union of Concerned Scientists, transportation is the largest source of air pollution in the United States. While emissions control systems cannot completely stop gas-powered vehicles from contributing to smog, they are effective at controlling the formation of harmful gases — including hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide, and nitrogen oxides. They also prevent the release of crankcase fumes and gasoline vapors, which are major contributors to ground-level smog.

Maintain Proper Gas Flow

emissions control repairsYour emissions control system helps filter harmful gases through the catalytic converter — which transforms them into mostly harmless vapors — and out your vehicle’s tailpipe. When this system develops a leak or malfunctions, these poisonous fumes could be rerouted into your cabin and lead to lung tissue damage and respiratory diseases.

Ensure Peak Vehicle Performance

When your vehicle puts out high emissions, it’s a sign of poor performance. This issue leads to reduced fuel efficiency. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, you can prevent these problems and improve your fuel efficiency up to 13% by maintaining your emissions system.


Whether you want to help protect the environment or ensure you pass an upcoming emissions test, bring your vehicle to Frecks & Sons Automotive in St. Peters, MO. They use the latest diagnostic equipment to catch problems and perform quality and affordable emissions control repairs. Schedule an appointment today by calling (636) 928-5326, or visit their website to learn more about their services, including oil changes and brake repair.

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