EVAP System Failure and Diagnostics

EVAP System Failure and Diagnostics

Evaporative Emissions Control System (EVAP) What Does The EVAP System Do? The evaporative emissions control system (EVAP) on your vehicle is designed to prevent fuel vapors  from escaping into the atmosphere from your gasoline tank. Why? Fuel vapors are composed of hydrocarbon molecules (HC) which when exposed to sunlight and oxides of nitrogen (NOx) result […]

Catalytic converter identification and inspection

Catalytic converter identification and inspection

In this post I’ll go over aftermarket catalytic converters, why its important to select a catalytic converter that has been approved for your vehicle, and what smog inspectors look for when inspecting catalytic converters during a smog inspection. This is going to be a long post, so if all you want is a quick summary, […]

Permissions – Just Smogs, Inc.

Permissions – Just Smogs, Inc.

Our trademarks This Trademark List and Logos List sets out an illustrative, non-exhaustive list of trademarks owned by Daniel N. Kahale, and/or JUST SMOGS, Inc. If you have questions about our trademarks, please contact us. When using  a JUST SMOGS screenshot or data Prior express written permission is required in order to reproduce, republish, mirror, or translate […]

February 2017 California Smog Check FAQ

February 2017 California Smog Check FAQ

Smog Check Frequently Asked Questions for February 2017 How do I submit my smog test? How do I determine what year a car needs a smog check? Does my RV require a smog check in California? Smog Check Frequently Asked Questions for January 2017 Why did my car fail for incomplete OBD II readiness monitors? […]

January 2017 California Smog Check FAQ

January 2017 California Smog Check FAQ

Smog Check Frequently Asked Questions for January 2017 How many readiness monitors have to be complete to pass smog? What if I cannot get my smog test in California before it is due? Can I go to another smog check station after failing? The shop that failed my car also does repairs, can I go […]

2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser

2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser

Some 2003 Chrysler PT Cruisers (2.4 liter DOHC 16v turbocharged, sales code EDV, with 5- spd manual G288 trans, sales code DDD) are unable to complete the OBD II Catalyst monitor because of a firmware error. Chrysler is aware of the problem, and a firmware update is required to correct the problem. If you own […]

Diesel Smog Check in Huntington Beach (STAR Certified)

Diesel Smog Check in Huntington Beach (STAR Certified)

Give me forty acres and I’ll turn this rig around There was a time when driving a diesel powered vehicle in the United States meant air horns, CB radios, and trucker songs. The few diesel powered passenger vehicles made an awful racket and belched smoke.  Even luxury diesels may as well have come from the factory equipped […]

Toyota Camry Failed Smog : Not Ready : No Check Engine Light

Toyota Camry Failed Smog : Not Ready : No Check Engine Light

Our customer’s 1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L failed the biennial smog check inspection (category: OBD System Checks for being “Not Ready“). In most situations driving the vehicle for a week or two (streets & highway) will allow the vehicle to complete it’s self tests (readiness monitors) and become “Ready” so that it will pass the […]

Shop Small Saturday – November 26

Shop Small Saturday – November 26

Launched by American Express, the first-ever Small Business Saturday took place on Nov 27, 2010. The promotion encouraged holiday shoppers to support small, local businesses. The event grew as local mayors, governors, the U.S. Senate and President Obama voiced their support of Small Business Saturday. By 2015, 95 million shoppers generated an estimated $16 billion […]

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