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Emissions and Smog Testing

At Vic's Bimmer Shop, we help our Lancaster customers' cars run as cleanly and efficiently as they possibly can. We provide a range of emissions testing services to ensure that your car is running and driving its best, as well as complying with all local smog regulations. Should a problem arise with any of your vehicle's emission systems, we provide the parts and expertise to get you back on the road. Vic's Bimmer Shop can replace mufflers/catalytic converters, refill diesel exhaust fluid, and make sure the full range of filters in your vehicle's exhaust system are working perfectly.

Regulators understand that older cars simply can't meet modern emissions standards without extensive modifications. For newer cars however, passing a smog test is a requirement of road legality. Call us at 661-949-1990 to learn more about the emissions requirements for your vehicle.

Emissions testing (also known as smog testing) is a vital part of the maintenance of your vehicle. E-tests provide your mechanic with important information about your car's engine and exhaust system. If important components, like your car's catalytic converter aren't working properly, the car isn't running as it was intended to by the manufacturer. Inefficiency costs you extra money in fuel and does unnecessary harm to the planet. Emissions testing can also affect the value of a vehicle you're trying to sell; while you can still sell a car without a valid e-test certification, you'll get more money for one that has passed the test.

There are several reasons that a car may fail its emissions test. There may be a problem with the vehicle's fuel system adding too much fuel to the air-fuel ratio required for proper combustion within the cylinders of the car's engine. This is known as "running rich" and results in the smell of gasoline from fuel passing through the engine and exhaust system without being fully burnt. Causes of this issue range from faulty fuel injectors to issues with the engine's control computer. There may also be problems with oxygen sensors or the vehicle's ignition system. At Vic's Bimmer Shop, we use a complete set of diagnostic equipment to determine the problem and fix it quickly, explaining every step of the process to you, our valued patron. Call us at 661-949-1990 or send us an email to arrange a health check for your car's emissions system today!

ASSOCIATIONS

  • ASE (Automotive Service Excellence)
  • ASE Master Technician
  • BBB Accredited Business
  • Car Care Aware

Testimonials

  • Professional and Courteous
    Car & Truck Care, near Lancaster, CA
    First time at Vic's, it was a positive experience. The staff was friendly and competent. Everything went like clockwork (in todays world how many times can you say that) and my vehicle is running good. Looks like I won't be going back to the BMW dealership for repairs
    reviewicon, 04/08/2020

  • Great Communication
    Brakes, near Lancaster, CA
    Had a strange noise coming from under the console that I couldn't diagnose. They found that the right side parking brake cable clamp was broken causing the cable to at times hit the drive shaft. Crazy. Glad they found it and fixed it so easily! Also, Vic's sends you an email with photos and videos of their assessment for your review before beginning work. This is great! I wish every repair shop did this.
    reviewicon, 11/05/2019

  • Outstanding!
    Car & Truck Care, near Lancaster, CA
    Great Customer Service...saved us. X5 picked up in Tehachapi and transported to Bakersfield, dealer was closed so driver took car to Lancaster
    reviewicon, 03/10/2020

  • Worth a Drive!
    Car & Truck Care, near Lancaster, CA
    I live in Santa Clarita and will drive to Lancaster to have Vic's Bimmer shop work on my car. Absolutely the BEST place to take your car for service .
    reviewicon, 10/29/2019

  • Trusted Mechanic
    Car & Truck Care, near Lancaster, CA
    Been trusting the Vega family with my BMW 's for over 15 years. I wouldn't even think of going anywhere else. Best service EVER!
    reviewicon, 07/05/2018

  • Great service, modern, automated information sent to you. Love it.
    reviewicon, 03/07/2018

  • Friendly & Fair!
    Car & Truck Care, near Lancaster, CA
    Vic and his team have provided excellent service for my BMW for over 7 years. Without his timely response, knowledge, and expertise, I would have sold this car years ago. I trust Vic to solve any problem with the car and provide me with the best advice to economically maintain this car. Customer service is friendly and superb - I can often get my car in and out for service in a day.
    reviewicon, 05/02/2016