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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

Found these guys after a previous mechanic misdiagnosed my issue. They fixed my van in just a few hours. They were kind, professional and fast. After I drove off, my van was driving so much better. Definitely would trust them to continue working on my van.
K


Great people who were able to fix our headlights and get us back on the road in an hour. Grateful to have stumbled upon this establishment and will be sure to come back with any other car concerns.
M


Familia Automotive is the best in town, I HIGHLY recommend going here If you have any car problems. The Owner Klent is honest, well mannered, respectful, and so are other workers there. You'll leave a happy and satisfied customer Thank you guys and the Owner Klent on getting my car back right!
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I had nothing but the best experience with Familia. I will recommend this business to all my friends and relatives. They honest and trustworthy. Very friendly and professional. So nice to have young professional doing great work!
D


Went in to have my brakes and rotors replaced, they gave me a complimentary inspection and a reasonable estimate (another shop quoted me almost $200 more). As a lady who knows little to nothing about cars, shops can be intimidating, and at their worst, exploitative of your lack of knowledge. I felt very comfortable in this shop, the owner was exceptionally friendly, informative, and fair. Will most definitely be returning for my future repair needs and spreading the word to friends and family about this new business. Give them your support!!!
M


I can just truly say. I was well pleased with the service I got bringing my car here! The service was absolutely on point. The owner was very nice and friendly and took really good care of me. He made sure he kept up with me about everything with my car. I love how they are very business structured. I would definitely recommend them to any. If you ever need your whip fixed take it down there. They'll get you right! :)
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