Vehicles are one of the top contributors to air pollutants which is why keeping tailpipe emissions at a minimum is key to improving air quality and reducing harsh impacts on our environment. While getting that emissions notice in the mail may seem like an annoyance and (yet another) thing to add to your to-do list, WJ Kuhn Automotive is here to make your life simple. We offer FREE testing during Station testing hours on a first-come, first-serve basis. We even offer repairs to make sure you pass with flying colors.
Southeastern Wisconsin is one of the over 40 metro areas in the US with ground-level ozone levels that exceed federal air quality standards. Since the area is considered to be a part of the Lake Michigan air basin, it’s one of the worst areas for ozone pollution. This is why emissions testing is so important for keeping our city clean and healthy. Here are just a few WI emission facts:
There are a variety of mechanical problems that can cause a vehicle to emit pollutants such as a faulty fuel injection. Other issues that can lead to testing failure are malfunctions with the oxygen sensor, ignition system defects or a vacuum leak. You may see a “Check Engine” or “Service Engine” light illuminated within your dash which indicates that there is a problem with your vehicle.
If your vehicle fails the test, you must have the emission-related repair fixed prior to re-testing. First, always review your vehicle’s warranty to see what repairs may be covered. If any repairs were made, the mechanic must complete and sign the back of your vehicle inspection report. It’s important to bring this document with you when getting your vehicle re-tested. You have 180 days (6 months) from the due date on the registration renewal notice to pass an emissions test. WJ Kuhn is a recognized emissions testing and repair center—drop in anytime Monday-Friday between 7:30am and 4:00pm.
The most important tip for passing an emissions test is to get started right away. This will give you extra time to get any repairs done before your plates expire. Here are a few other top tips for passing a Wisconsin emissions test:
WJ Kuhn Automotive & Collision Center is here to help you avoid costly repairs, keep you safe on the road and pass your emissions test. From factory recommended maintenance to major engine repairs, we are here and ready to serve you.