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Emissions and Smog Testing

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At Familia Automotive, we help our Stockton customers' cars run as cleanly and efficiently as they possibly can. We provide a range of emissions testing services to ensure that your car is running and driving its best, as well as complying with all local smog regulations. Should a problem arise with any of your vehicle's emission systems, we provide the parts and expertise to get you back on the road. Familia Automotive can replace mufflers/catalytic converters, refill diesel exhaust fluid, and make sure the full range of filters in your vehicle's exhaust system are working perfectly.

Regulators understand that older cars simply can't meet modern emissions standards without extensive modifications. For newer cars however, passing a smog test is a requirement of road legality. Call us at 209-933-1829 to learn more about the emissions requirements for your vehicle.

Emissions testing (also known as smog testing) is a vital part of the maintenance of your vehicle. E-tests provide your mechanic with important information about your car's engine and exhaust system. If important components, like your car's catalytic converter aren't working properly, the car isn't running as it was intended to by the manufacturer. Inefficiency costs you extra money in fuel and does unnecessary harm to the planet. Emissions testing can also affect the value of a vehicle you're trying to sell; while you can still sell a car without a valid e-test certification, you'll get more money for one that has passed the test.

There are several reasons that a car may fail its emissions test. There may be a problem with the vehicle's fuel system adding too much fuel to the air-fuel ratio required for proper combustion within the cylinders of the car's engine. This is known as "running rich" and results in the smell of gasoline from fuel passing through the engine and exhaust system without being fully burnt. Causes of this issue range from faulty fuel injectors to issues with the engine's control computer. There may also be problems with oxygen sensors or the vehicle's ignition system. At Familia Automotive, we use a complete set of diagnostic equipment to determine the problem and fix it quickly, explaining every step of the process to you, our valued patron. Call us at 209-933-1829 or send us an email to arrange a health check for your car's emissions system today!


what our customers say

Great experience! Klent bent over backwards to help me. He does great work for a fair price. Here is a man of his word and puts the best interest of the customer first! Highly recommend!
L

I thought my car was going to get new control arms. BUT, I didn't because Klent went through it with a fine tooth comb. I appreciate his professionalism and most of all his honesty. Thank you for giving me hope that there are still people like you. Big ups and God bless you all at Familia Automotive.
C

I had a great experience, staff was so friendly, I took my Dodge Ram for a AC recharge, great and affordable pricing and they were fast, when I received my truck back man it blew so cold just like when I had originally purchased my truck. Definitely recommend them.
R

Very kind and courteous. They took a look at my car and provided information for a shop that can do the potential repairs to the engine since it would require certain equipment. They did do a diagnostic and were able to put some of my concerns to rest.
J

I was looking for a repair shop for my cars and came across Familia Automotive. I brought 2 of my cars in for diagnostic checks. Klent was very up front, friendly and professional. I will definitely be doing business here again, as well as recommending to family and friends.
W

Took my car to Robles Automotive to get it fixed. Robles had my car for months, finally got it, fix cost over 7 hundred dollars and still did not fix it. Went to Familia Automotive and they did an excellent job and was cheaper with a longer warranty. No more issues, car runs great and been going there since. Gets the job done.
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