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Best Auto Repair, Glenolden

311 N Chester Pike Glenolden, PA 19036

Opening Hours
  • Mon 8:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Tue 8:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Wed 8:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Thu 8:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Fri 8:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Sat 8:00AM - 3:00PM
  • Sun Closed
Vehicle Inspection Services at Fnesco Car Care Center

In certain states, routine safety inspections and emissions assessments are mandated for automobiles and trucks. At Fnesco Car Care Center, our team is not only well-equipped but also trained to execute these inspections. Our skilled technicians can also perform comprehensive multi-point inspections on your vehicles as required.

These are some of the inspection services we offer.

State Safety Inspection
What Constitutes a State Safety Inspection? Briefly, A State Safety Inspection Checks the Condition and Operation of Safety Related Vehicle Items.

  • 1. Tires and Wheels.
  • 2. Brakes and Brake System.
  • 3. Glass.
  • 4. Lights, Brakes, Turn, Parking, and Headlamps.
  • 5. Exhaust System Integrity and Mounting.
  • 6. Suspension and Steering Components.
  • 7. The Integrity of the Body and Frame of the Vehicle.
  • 8. Engine, Transmission, and Driveline Mountings.
  • 9. The General Handling and Roadability of the Vehicle while Driving.

Vehicle Emission Inspection
What Constitutes a Vehicle Emission Inspection? In Pennsylvania There Are Currently Four Different Emission Test Scenarios:

  • 1. The Standard Light Duty late Model, Post 1995, Test is a Computer Based Test Combined with a Visual Inspection.
  • 2. The Test for 1995 and Earlier Light Duty Vehicles is a Dynomometer Driving Loaded Test, Combined with a Visual Inspection.
  • 3. Heavy Duty Vehicles, GVWR 8,000 to 9,000 Pounds Undergo a Two Speed Idle Test Combined with a Visual Component.
  • 4. Finally, Vehicles Operated for Fewer than 5,000 Miles in a Calender Year are Given an Exemption. They get a Sticker and are Entered into the Computer, but, Undergo No Test.

Exhaust Related FAQs

What is a rough idle?
A rough idle describes a vehicle's engine with spark plugs that are not firing correctly when the vehicle is in park, with no gas applied. Most vehicles idle between 600 and 1,200 RPM and should hold their idle speed consistently.

Can you put any exhaust on any car?
Not every exhaust will fit every car. Compatibility isn't just about car make and model; engine specs, optional extras, and even trim levels can influence the fit. Make sure you consider not just the make and model, but also engine details, fancy extras, and even trim levels before getting your heart set on a shiny new system.

Why is smoke coming out of my tailpipe?
The most common reason for thick smoke coming out of your car's exhaust pipe is the fuel to air ratio in your engine is too rich. This means that the fuel injectors are either adding too much fuel or that the intake valves aren't letting enough air in. This is caused by a cracked or leaking fuel injector, a failing O2 sensor, or air filter that needs replacing.

Catalytic Converter FAQs

Can I drive with the catalytic converter light on?
A bad catalytic converter can increase your car's exhaust emissions, but it does not prevent you from driving. At Fnesco Car Care Center we know this is true. A clogged catalytic converter will eventually affect the performance of your vehicle in Glenolden, Darby, Chester and Upper Darby. Exhaust gases will not escape easily and create an increase in exhaust gas pressure. The buildup in pressure can lead to high-cost repair bills in the future.

What can cause a catalytic converter light to come on?
A catalytic converter helps reduce harmful engine emissions from entering the air by breaking down the harmful byproduct of internal combustion into less-harmful compounds. If your catalytic converter isn't working properly the check engine light will come on. The most common causes for a catalytic convert warning light to display are a clogged, cracked or melted converter. Sometimes the problem isn't the catalytic converter at all but an exhaust leak letting gases out of the system before it reaches the converter.

What happens to your car after the catalytic converter gets taken?
Removing the catalytic converter has a dramatic impact on your vehicle's acoustics. A deep, loud roar replaces the engine's usual hum, intensifying as you accelerate. Additionally, expect rough transitions and sputtering sounds when shifting gears, indicating impaired performance and potential engine damage.

To learn more about our Inspection and Emission services, call us at 610-583-3503 or request a quote by clicking below:

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