AirCare

Trouble passing AirCare?

We at Chilliwack Engine have been getting cars and trucks to pass AirCare emission testing for the last 15  years.

A car fails when a control fails because of age, dirt, abuse or unknown exact causes. Repairing the failed item will normally get the vechicle to pass. However finding the original cause to make the emission control item fail is more important for future AirCare testing.

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Emissions Info – Clean Air Tips

There are simple steps we can take to help reduce the smog forming and greenhouse gas emissions we produce in our normal daily routines.

On The Road

  • Reduce the amount you drive.
  • Walk, bike, carpool and use public transit more often.
  • Maintain your vehicle. Keep your tires properly inflated, replace air & oil filters and don’t skip scheduled maintenance.
  • Consider fuel efficiency when buying a vehicle.
  • Combine trips to save time and emissions.
  • If you have more than one family vehicle, make a habit of using the more fuel efficient one as much as possible.
  • Don’t idle your vehicle. Unnecessary idling wastes fuel and money.
  • Before buying any used vehicle, have it tested at an AirCare inspection centre to be certain it has no emission problems.

At Home

  • Buy energy efficient appliances.
  • Shut off lights and equipment when not in use.
  • Use energy efficient light bulbs.
  • Lower your thermostat.
  • Insulate and weatherproof your home.
  • Hang laundry.
  • Plant trees.
  • Buy locally grown produce.
  • Reduce, reuse, recycle.

At Work

  • Think twice about printing – do you really need to print or can you read and save on-screen?
  • Use both sides of the paper when printing or photocopying.
  • If you cannot reuse paper, use the recycled kind.
  • Buy energy-saving office appliances and equipment, such as EnergyStar-approved computers, LCD monitors, printers and photocopiers.
  • Set up a recycling program for used paper, aluminum and other materials.
  • Turn lights on only when needed.
  • Remind colleagues to switch off monitors when they’re away from the desk and to switch off all unneeded appliances at the end of the work day.
  • If possible, try telecommuting.
  • Car-pooling, cycling, taking public transit or walking to work where possible.
  • Buy fuel-efficient vehicles if your business requires a fleet of vehicles.
  • Lower your thermostat.

For more info refer to the AirCare website here.