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INSPECTIONS & EMISSIONS


Vehicle Inspection Services at Dependable Auto Repair & Body

In certain states, routine safety inspections and emissions assessments are mandated for automobiles and trucks. At Dependable Auto Repair & Body, our team is not only well-equipped but also trained to execute these inspections. Our skilled technicians can also perform comprehensive multi-point inspections on your vehicles as required.

These are some of the inspection services we offer.


Province Certified Emissions Test Facility
To curtail vehicular emissions, authorities mandate emissions testing for all automobiles. To ensure precise reporting, these authorities rely on carefully selected and certified emissions test facilities.

Our shop is honored to be among the province's handpicked and certified emissions test facilities. Our emissions testing department is fully equipped with the requisite testing instruments, and our staff boasts the necessary qualifications and experience. We invite you to visit us for this vital service.

NY State Inspection Station
NY state inspection stations are privately owned establishments, certified by the government, that administer state inspections across NY. Dependable Auto Repair & Body is recognized as an NY state inspection station. If you require a state inspection, we invite you to visit our auto shop or contact us at 718 821-1640.

Exhaust Related FAQs

What is a rough idle?
A rough idle describes a vehicle's engine with spark plugs that are not firing correctly when the vehicle is in park, with no gas applied. Most vehicles idle between 600 and 1,200 RPM and should hold their idle speed consistently.

Can you put any exhaust on any car?
Not every exhaust will fit every car. Compatibility isn't just about car make and model; engine specs, optional extras, and even trim levels can influence the fit. Make sure you consider not just the make and model, but also engine details, fancy extras, and even trim levels before getting your heart set on a shiny new system.

Why is smoke coming out of my tailpipe?
The most common reason for thick smoke coming out of your car's exhaust pipe is the fuel to air ratio in your engine is too rich. This means that the fuel injectors are either adding too much fuel or that the intake valves aren't letting enough air in. This is caused by a cracked or leaking fuel injector, a failing O2 sensor, or air filter that needs replacing.

Catalytic Converter FAQs

Can I drive with the catalytic converter light on?
A bad catalytic converter can increase your car's exhaust emissions, but it does not prevent you from driving. At Dependable Auto Repair & Body we know this is true. A clogged catalytic converter will eventually affect the performance of your vehicle in Queens, Ridgewood, Glendale and Brooklyn. Exhaust gases will not escape easily and create an increase in exhaust gas pressure. The buildup in pressure can lead to high-cost repair bills in the future.

What can cause a catalytic converter light to come on?
A catalytic converter helps reduce harmful engine emissions from entering the air by breaking down the harmful byproduct of internal combustion into less-harmful compounds. If your catalytic converter isn't working properly the check engine light will come on. The most common causes for a catalytic convert warning light to display are a clogged, cracked or melted converter. Sometimes the problem isn't the catalytic converter at all but an exhaust leak letting gases out of the system before it reaches the converter.

What happens to your car after the catalytic converter gets taken?
Removing the catalytic converter has a dramatic impact on your vehicle's acoustics. A deep, loud roar replaces the engine's usual hum, intensifying as you accelerate. Additionally, expect rough transitions and sputtering sounds when shifting gears, indicating impaired performance and potential engine damage.

To learn more about our Inspection and Emission services, call us at 718 821-1640 or request a quote by clicking below:


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what our customers say

After looking for a trusty mechanic in NYC, I finally found it in dependable. I trust Jose and the crew with my car. Very clear and transparent estimates and pricing, very communicative about the work that needs to be done. Dependable is the perfect way to describe the service! Thanks Jose!
J
, 04/24/2023

Dependable auto does great work, very honest and completes jobs in a timely fashion. It's the only shop I trust to work on my Infiniti!
R
, 04/24/2023

Car became disabled out in Rockaway so Geico Roadside Assistance picked me up. They recommended Dependable which thankfully was the perfect call. They took me in and got right to work on emergency repairs. Super convenient for anyone living in or near Ridgewood and the staff was super friendly and consistent with repair updates. Looking forward to coming back, hopefully next time with an appointment and not a breakdown!
N
, 04/24/2023

It's hard to find an honest mechanic these days. Jose stands behind his work and his warranty. Our car had issues that were covered under his warranty and he made the repair at no cost to us. You can't put a price on integrity.
A
, 04/24/2023

I went to Dependable to have my alternator replaced after another mechanic had given me a cheap part three months before. Jose and his team were super fast with the job. They kept me informed and updated about the car, and worked with me regarding the manufacturer warranty for the alternator. The price was also super reasonable. I would definitely work with them again.
D
, 04/24/2023

Whenever I have an issue with my car, I always bring it to Dependable Auto. Jose and his team are always honest and transparent about pricing and don't try to oversell or overstate issues.
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, 04/24/2023

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