Emissions Archives - Transmission Digest
Issues Pop Up During Emissions Check

How often have you had a customer with a high-mileage, 20-year-old vehicle say, “I just need it to last one more year”? With the average age of vehicles on the road more than 10 years, I am seeing more “20-somethings” coming in my bay for TLC.

A customer recently brought in her 1992 Oldsmobile Cutlass with a 3.8-liter engine, 138,000 miles and a failed emission report. In our metro Denver area, we all must pass our centralized emission test – or we cannot renew our license plates.

The Road to Hell is Paved With Good Intentions

Dynamic emissions testing on chassis dynamometers can be disastrous for all-wheel-drive transfer cases

In my distant youth, my mother often said to me, “The road to Hell is paved with good intentions.” During those years it never dawned on me how true those words were, but as I aged it became clear how smart my mother really was.