Clean air. Thats our goal.
There has been no shortage of discussion on the environment in recent years. There are extremists on both sides of the discussion, proclaiming everything from imminent world destruction to utter denial that a problem even exists. The truth of the matter is that the problems our environment faces probably fall somewhere between these two extremes. And understanding the basics about vehicle emissions can help drivers make educated choices about the role they would like to play in reducing environmental impact.
As a sprawling suburb, life in the Phoenix East Valley is impossible without a vehicle to get around. While the valley’s public transportation system is undoubtedly improving, most people still find it too burdensome to rely exclusively on buses and the light rail for transportation. This means that the valley’s streets are filled with hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of vehicles each and every day. Considering that all of these automobiles produces emissions (directly or indirectly), it begins to make sense why people should ensure that their vehicle emission system is functioning properly. In addition to helping the environment, drivers who take caution to maintain their emissions system also reap significant benefits in regards to the performance of their vehicles.
Relatively speaking, a singular vehicle is not an enormous polluter when compared to refineries and other large-scale operations. However, when taken collectively, vehicles create a great deal of pollution in major metropolises such as Phoenix. It is for this reason that every driver has an obligation to regularly inspect and maintain his or her vehicle emissions system. If everybody took the time to ensure his or her emissions system is serviced properly, there is no doubt that it would significantly help our environment.
Many people do not even understand where vehicle emissions come from. The answer to this question is quite simple, really. Vehicles rely on energy from fuel to move from point A to point B. To produce this energy, the fuel must be burned within the engine. And when any substance is burned, it creates a byproduct, which in this case is known as exhaust. So the first harmful toxin that vehicles cause comes from the exhaust. Secondly, the fuel used to power a vehicle sometimes evaporates into the air, which is also harmful to the environment.
Every time a driver operates his or her vehicle, it releases exhaust into the environment. This exhaust always contains pollutants of some type. Most people have heard of carbon monoxide, which can be fatal to humans if inhaled in concentrated quantities. In addition to carbon monoxide, vehicles also release nitrogen oxides and hydrocarbons, which are also detrimental to the environment.
Having an understanding of the emissions released into the atmosphere when a car is driven is of little value unless drivers do something about it. The fact of the matter is that every car and truck produces emissions, but proper service and maintenance is helpful in minimizing the amount of emissions that a vehicle releases into the environment. It is for this reason that there are laws in place requiring drivers to have emissions testing performed in order to register their car.
The final piece of information that drivers should know is where to take their vehicle for emissions service. Arizona drivers agree that Accurate Automotive provides the utmost in service and customer attention when it comes to emissions testing and automobile service and maintenance. Drivers can do their part to help the environment and their automobile by bringing their car or truck to Accurate Automotive for emissions testing.