Tag: Auto Mechanic

Pass A Smog Check

It is that time of year again.

You need to renew your registration. Nevada requires smog checks at time of registration or renewal. A smog check is a test done on the exhaust system of a motor vehicle to determine how many pollutants the vehicle is emitting. It can also tell what type of pollutants are being emitted. It also includes an assessment of other parts of the vehicle that can affect emission control to make sure that they are in working order. Lost in the 50s Automotive of Las Vegas offers smog checks. We can also electronically send your results to the Department of Motor Vehicles. Smog testing is a nationwide effort to address clean air issues. All states have emissions limits which vehicles cannot exceed.

Car Smog Check

Car Smog Check

During a smog test, a device is connected to the tailpipe of your vehicle while the engine is run to determine the emissions of the car in idle and while being revved. These findings are compared to Nevada state standards. We also check to make sure that the muffler is in working properly, and open the hood to make sure that all hoses and pipes are properly connected. Another important thing to check is that the vehicle’s internal computer is functioning correctly. Vehicle owners should get a smog check for their vehicles regularly, not only because it is legally required. But because a failed smog check can imply that a vehicle needs to be repaired.

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Las Vegas, NV 89147

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Check Engine Light?

You are driving down the road, and your “check engine” light comes on.

Mechanic with Check Engine Diagnostic Equipmen

Mechanic with Check Engine Light Diagnostic Equipment

Don’t panic. As soon as you get a chance head in to Lost in the 50s Automotive. Don’t ignore this warning. You don’t want to cause more damage. Nobody likes to see their check engine light to come on. The check engine light is part of your vehicle’s onboard diagnostics (or OBD) system. Yes, your vehicle is monitored and sometimes controlled by computers. The computer stores a “trouble code” in its memory. Lost in the 50s Automotive technicians can pull up this trouble code when the vehicle is hooked up to the diagnostic computer. Knowing the trouble code, we are then able to fix or correct the problem. The picture may be of nothing more than a yellow picture of an engine (the International Check Engine Symbol) and maybe with the word “check” inside. Having your check engine light come on can mean several things. Your check engine light can warn you of a serious misfiring engine. Or it can suggest you of a loose gas cap. No matter how serious the problem, Lost in the 50s Automotive of Las Vegas can help.

Lost In The 50’s Automotive
4160 S Durango Dr,
Las Vegas, NV 89147

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