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My car failed its emissions test – what do I need to do?

Posted on March 21,14 by admin

Gillette Automotive Service Inc. Answer:
Let’s get this out of the way: a leak in your exhaust system could be deadly. If DeSoto auto owners smell exhaust in the passenger cabin or hear an unusual exhaust sound, they should get their exhaust system checked and repaired. Talk to your friendly Gillette Automotive Service Inc. technician This is essential: Carbon monoxide in your exhaust is odorless, colorless and tasteless can be fatal to you and your passengers so don’t delay if you suspect and exhaust leak.

There could be a number of reasons for a failed TX emissions test so some critical diagnostic work is in order. A common reason for DeSoto drivers is that the catalytic converter has failed. The catalytic converter removes some of the harmful elements in exhaust.

When a catalytic converter fails it must be replaced, which isn’t cheap for DeSoto drivers. Many DeSoto folks stop there – but the converter failed for a reason. There may be any number of engine run conditions that led to the failure. It would certainly be smart to have your friendly Gillette Automotive Service Inc. service advisor diagnose the cause so that you don’t end up with another expensive catalytic converter replacement down the road.

Oh, and that Check Engine Light that so many DeSoto drivers ignore: It might just be illuminated for a a critical condition that could lead to catalytic converter damage. Have your Gillette Automotive Service Inc. service professional get to the bottom of any check engine light situation.

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Gillette Automotive Service Inc.
1321 East Parkerville Road
DeSoto, TX 75115

At Gillette Automotive Service Inc. we install quality NAPA replacement parts.

At Gillette Automotive Service Inc. in DeSoto TX (75115) we install quality NAPA replacement parts. Give us a call at 972.230.1359. To learn more about NAPA AutoCare, visit

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Gillette Automotive Inc.

1321 E Parkerville Road

DeSoto, TX 75115

Phone: 972.230.1359

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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


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