Emissions Report Card
In the State of Illinois, passing the vehicle emissions test (pollution test) is required in order to be able to renew a vehicle's license. Kamphaus Auto Care & Emissions has received an "A" from the State of Illinois for vehicles that had originally not passed the test but did after work was performed at our shop to correct the problems.
The Illinois EPA's vehicle emissions test program exists with the aim to improve air quality and public health. Although Illinois has made significant strides to clean its air since the federal Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 took effect, levels of air pollution in the Chicago area still exceed these standards.
According to the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, "Motor vehicle emissions are a significant source of pollution, including carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, and hydrocarbons. Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas that may cause dizziness, difficulty in breathing and death. Hydrocarbons and nitrogen oxides combine with sunlight to form ground-level ozone (smog). Ozone can aggravate health problems for people with heart disease and breathing-related diseases such as asthma and emphysema. It can be especially harmful to children and the elderly."
Although preventative car maintenance is probably the best advice for smooth testing, we know that sometimes, for one reason or another, people let that lapse.
If you find yourself failing your vehicle's emissions test, bring your car into Kamphaus Auto Care. We will run the necessary diagnostic tests to find out what is happening to your vehicle and do the necessary repairs for you to pass the test. As a matter of fact, we have received an "A" from the State of Illinois for vehicles that had not passed the test, but did after we worked on them!
There is a full-service testing facility located at:
1675 Mitchell Blvd. (at Wise Road)
Schaumburg, Illinois 60193
(800) 382-4354 – Mon - Fri 8 AM - 6 PM, Sat 8 AM - 1 PM
This location is only 2.7 miles from Kamphaus Auto Care. From the testing facility, take Wise Road East to Irving Park Rd. and make a right. Look for the Kamphaus Auto Care Sign on the left-hand side.