As a respectable european shop Family Auto Care Carry top of the line diagnostic computers for BMW, Mercedes, VW, Audi, Land Rover and more, the big difference between a generic diagnostic computer and a specific european computer is simple, instead of reading a generic code that shows on all cars a specific computer will present the specific exact issue in the vehicle. that means less labor for us and less money out of your pocket.
on top of that, most of the times a check engine or electric problem will lead to a few tests and many times mechanics will tell you to drive off and come back if a light or a problem comes back, here at family we believe that if you do it, do it right, so there is no hassle and 99% accuracy in your diagnostic.
Nevada Smog check are different than other states, it is better for you but still before heading to the smog shop, we always recommend stop by the shop and check it to be sure, save time, save smog money.
Nevada Smog is basically checking all of your emission sensors to make sure your car is not polluting the environment. The Smog Test will check the:
MIL - Malfunction Indicator Light - make sure that the check engine light is off
Catalytic converter - make sure your car doesn't pollute
O2 Sensors - making sure that the air mixture in the system is right and the sensors functioning correctly, most of the cars have 4 sensors, some of them have only 2, doesn't mean anything but just for you to know.
EVAP - Test that there is no evaporation leak in the system, the most common problem for older cars to fail smog.
EGR - Exhaust Gas Recirculation - Test that the gas is flowing correctly for recirculation.
These are some of the main test that you can actually do something about them without a deep diagnostic, the smog will check about 8 different systems in your car - depend on year, make and model.
for your car to pass nevada law allow up to 1 malfunction on cars from 2001 and up, cars from 95 to 2000 allowed to have 2 malfunctions, cars that manufactured before 95 will get smog the old fashion way through the exhaust pipe.
Not sure if you car is ready for smog? stop by and let us prepare you before you go and spend more money on stuff you don't need.
Family Auto Care maintains their knowledge on today’s state of the art diagnostic tools for your European car needs. Change is inevitable and as technology continues to change, advance and become more efficient, so does its function throughout your vehicle. Family Auto Care stays close to these technological changes and we use our knowledge to get the most out of your car. Our computers will pinpoint the details that are often hidden from our eyes while most other shops continue to use inferior equipment.
A car diagnostic can reveal a number of problems associated with the ignition, fuel injector performance, transmission, oil and gas tank, exhaust system, and other components of the vehicle. The process results in a complete report on a set of codes that are related to different problems. It will reveal what needs to be corrected so that the technician can look at a specific area for the problem.