The term "smog" originated in England, meaning bad air quality created by a combination of smoke and fog. Now, we know smog as a visible mixture of air pollutants, including those formed by burning fuel, in the lower atmosphere. With more vehicles on the road, having a routine smog check at a certified STAR vehicle repair shop is even more essential.
In addition, smog is a serious health hazard to children, the elderly, people with pulmonary and respiratory (lung) disorders, and the immune-suppressed. Smog causes asthma attacks, headaches, burning eyes, an itchy throat, and a cough. In & Out Smog understands the importance of what we do at our auto shop and take great care when carrying out your smog check.
During your smog check, the mechanic may need to drive your vehicle on a dynamometer as a part of the smog check process. Making sure your vehicle's tire pressures are even and correct will allow the vehicle to be driven with greater stability and accuracy during the smog exam. This will improve the overall emissions output of your vehicle by allowing the engine to maintain a constant and steady load.
If you are due for a smog test, contact us at In & Out Smog in Los Angeles, CA today.