Issues having your car pass emissions?

Here is what they check when you bring your car in for a E-Test.

Pre-test check

If the inspector finds any of the following issues, it must be corrected before the emissions test can continue, as it could lead to injury and/or the test equipment may not work properly:

  • missing catalytic converter and/or gas cap
  • defects in the fuel filler pipe
  • problems with the on-board computer system that would prevent the vehicle from being tested
  • visible smoke coming from the tailpipe
  • any problems the inspector believes would prevent the vehicle from being tested safely

You will receive a pre-test check rejection form, if the vehicle cannot be tested. You will need to return for the test, once any required repairs are made.

The actual test entails 

Hooking up device monitor to check if there are any codes reading pertaining to the emissions, you car will fail your e-test if that check engine light is on.

Then they hook up the tail pipe test to see if there is any leaks with your exhaust that could be dangerous to the public and environment.

What they don’t want you to know 

If your car is over 20 years old and your repair to get the test is over 300$ you could be lucky enough to get a conditional pass on your vehicle. They can give you, your slip with the information that its a conditional and you can get this years sticker.drive-clean

 

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3 Easy beginner cars to drive

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Hello and welcome to Dignity Repairs official blog. when you are first beginning to drive you do not want the most complicated car to start driving. High prices, easy handling and insurance costs are all things you need to consider in getting your first car. The three cars below are great recommendations for beginner cars to drive:

Hyundai I10

Hyundai

This car is not the priciest car. Plus with the easy handling it makes it a great first car for a young person under 20. Plus can you really see a younger person drag racing this car? This car screams safety and that is all.

Honda Civic

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This car is durable, solid and safe. If well maintained it can go over 250,000 miles with out a problem. It is not a hassle to fix and in a silver colour it is not going to be expensive to get insurance for. Not to mention Honda’s have a long standing reputation for saving money on gas.

 

1998-2004 Toyota Tacoma

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This truck is recommended for a first time driver because it is a rugged tough truck with easy handling. Plus the truck has a solid reputation for handling off road.

The only problem with this vehicle is it is a bit of a gas guzzler.

 

 

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5 things you should check everyday on your vehicle

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A Regular service schedule on your vehicle can keep you running smoothly. Forgetting can be the difference in a few hard days. In maintaining your vehicle here are 5 things Dignity Repairs recommends you check frequently on your vehicle. For more information on checking these things or maintenance help please check out are Google Maps location below.

So here are 5 things to check frequently on your vehicle:

  1. Indicator lights

Indicator lights

2. Front and back vehicle lights

Car-Lights

3. Tire inflation

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4. Wind-shield Washer fluid.

Washer fluid

5.Engine Oil level

Engine Oil level

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Dignity Deals

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Here are the available Dignity Deals:

  • Take any $45 Car Wash package
  • Purchase of any service over $150.00 with repair services. Get a free oil change!
  • Free emergency towing to our site. Add our number: 416-977-1400

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Common Vehicle breakdowns

3 common types of vehicle breakdowns

Hello WordPress today on Dignity Repairs we are going to discuss the most common types of vehicle breakdowns. Below is the type of vehicle breakdowns with the sub heading.

Flat or faulty batteries

Most common cause of vehicle breakdowns are broken terminals or issues with the clamps on a battery terminal. Check that your terminals are clear of grease, or anything that can compromise use of the vehicle battery.

Damaged tires or wheels

Kerb impact can damage the side walls of your tires. Make sure you always carry a spare tire or an effective extra tire.

Alternator faults

Persistent battery problems, dim headlights when the engine is stalling. These can be evidence of a failing alternator.

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For any of these issues come to Dignity Repairs in Toronto, conveniently located at 626 Dundas Street West, Dignity Auto Repair will be delighted to help make your vehicle look fabulous again. Contact us today for an appointment.

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How to know if your muffler is broken?

No one likes a broken muffler

Some hints to know if the muffler is broken: There will be an exhaust leak, an annoying sound coming from it or see if their is a break in the extension pipe.

Got a broken muffler? Come down to our location on Dundas in Toronto. We will take care of all your repair needs. Dignity Repairs, drive with dignity.

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