Car Exhaust and Emissions
This section can help you keep your exhaust system working properly. Learn how mufflers, catalytic converters and oxygen sensors work.
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Exhaust emissions test check for the absence of a catalytic converter or a malfunctioning one during an emissions inspection. Read on to learn how you can find out if your catalytic converter has failed.
An oxygen sensor in a car is a very important part of making your engine run smoothly. Learn what it does and what can happen if your oxygen sensor fails.
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