Keeping Your Emissions System in Check

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Your emissions system is more important than you might realize. Even if emissions testing isn’t required in your area, there are multiple reasons to keep your emissions system in good working order. Here’s why, from Westerville Automotive in Westerville, OH.

More Than Emissions - On modern vehicles, the emissions system isn’t just an add-on; it’s integrated into every aspect of how your car, truck, or SUV performs. If something is wrong on the emissions side, like a bad oxygen sensor or a failed EGR valve, you can bet it’s affecting your vehicle’s performance. The days of cumbersome emissions components that were better off removed are long gone. Today’s vehicles rely on emissions components to run smoothly, optimize power, and maintain fuel efficiency. If any part of that system is blocked off or faulty, it will decrease your vehicle’s performance across the board.

Overall Condition - Emissions components say a lot about the running condition of your vehicle. For example, faulty catalytic converters and oxygen sensors indicate your vehicle isn’t running efficiently, and there may be deeper concerns that need to be addressed. When your engine is running right, emissions components can do their job. When an engine is running poorly, emissions systems can’t compensate or become clogged and dirty.

Reliability - Believe it or not, emissions systems contribute substantially to longevity. EGR valves help regulate engine temperature, as well as fuel trim, reducing carbon buildup throughout the engine and adjacent systems. The PCV valve prevents pressure buildup that could cause seals to blow out. If an EGR fails, the engine could overheat, and will definitely not be as effective at perfecting the air/fuel mixture that your engine relies on. A bad PCV valve will cause pressure buildup, or extremely excessive oil consumption.

Cleaner Air - Finally, your emissions system is good for the environment. With the number of vehicles on the road today, it’s fortunate they don’t pollute like they used to. Keeping your vehicle at optimal performance is reason enough to keep your emissions system functioning well; it’s a nice benefit that it helps keep smog levels low as well.

No matter your repair or maintenance needs, we’ve got you covered. For the best automotive service shop in Westerville, OH, all or stop by Westerville Automotive today.



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Westerville Automotive providing top automotive repairs and service in Westerville Ohio for 20+ years with top trained ASE technicians in 2 locations.  From oil changes to transmission repairs, our team will get you on the road and keep yoou traveling safely.  Our goal is your complete customer satisfaction.   Westerville Automotive is a Preferred Jasper Engines & Transmissions Owner Installer with NAPA AutoCare Center backed by exceptional customer services. 

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Westerville Automotive

5591 Westerville Rd
Westerville, OH 43081

location small (614) 890-0707
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Westerville Uptown

31 East Main Street
Westerville, OH 43081

location small (614) 890-6700
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