If you live in Albuquerque, you might dread your annual auto inspection for fear you won’t pass the emissions test. In New Mexico, any vehicle manufactured after 1987 – plus newer vehicles under 10,001 pounds – must pass an emissions test. Depending on the type of vehicle you drive, the test results are good for either one or two years.
In the unfortunate event your vehicle doesn’t pass the emissions test, you’ll need the expertise of the emissions repair technicians at Rio Grande Auto to get it road-ready again.
It boosts fuel efficiency. When your emissions system isn’t working as intended, it affects fuel efficiency. If you want to get the full miles per gallon your vehicle is rated for, then making emissions repairs when recommended is necessary.
It extends your engine’s lifespan. All newer vehicles rely on electronic sensors to control operating systems. When emissions repairs are needed, your auto can get mixed signals about whether the engine needs more fuel or less fuel to operate at peak efficiency. Giving your engine too much or too little fuel can damage it, shortening its lifespan.
It protects your ignition system. A slow-starting ignition system can strain your vehicle’s components. Sooner or later, your engine may refuse to turn over at all because you ignored the signs you needed emissions repair service.
Vehicles that fail an emissions test in Albuquerque can’t legally operate on New Mexico roadways. You must make the recommended emissions repairs and have the vehicle retested again within 30 days to comply with state law.
Rio Grande Auto is a county-approved emissions testing facility. Our technicians are skilled in emissions repair services for all foreign and domestic vehicles in Albuquerque.
From complete exhaust systems to mufflers and sensors, we can handle all your emissions repair services needs. Give us a call today to schedule your vehicle’s next emissions testing.
301 Griegos Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107
Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED
Located on Griegos, west of 2nd Street. We perform auto repair and maintenance on all models domestic and import. If you are looking for a trustworthy mechanic, conveniently located near downtown, call us.
We are a NAPA AutoCare Center and offer a nationwide warranty
for 24 months / 24,000 miles.
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