OUR AIR CLEAN!
on Monday February 13, SMD Automotive will start a campaign
that will run indefinitely for the purpose of reducing the
emissions of the automobiles and light trucks in Whistler
and surrounding areas. This is a completely voluntary campaign
and all results are kept confidential. Vehicles that do pass
the test will have the option to display their accomplishment
via a small bumper sticker that we will provide if they so
The test is a basic idle emissions test. It
is designed to single out vehicles that are producing excess
emissions under the most basic circumstances. In most cases
we should be able to give repair recommendations and estimates
free of charge which will most likely involve regular maintenance
procedures (dirty air filters, lazy oxygen sensors, dirty
fuel systems, overdue tune-ups etc…). Coincidently,
these same maintenance culprits that cause excessive emissions,
all contribute to poor fuel economy. It’s virtually
a “win, win” situation, you save money on fuel
costs and potential unexpected breakdowns, and we all benefit
by having a cleaner environment. However, there are many other
complex systems in vehicles fuel and ignition management areas
that do effect emissions greatly, although not as common a
problem. These systems require more time and skill, as well
as specialized diagnostic equipment. We do these services
as well, but will be subject to fee’s which will be
quoted accordingly on a per vehicle basis.
Please call for an appointment, or if you
are already coming in for any other type of service we will
gladly include this inspection with no prior notice. Everybody
is welcome to take the test and should not take more than
15 minutes of your time. This test is free of charge and there
are no obligations after it is performed, other than your
peace of mind and contribution to clean air. We challenge
all Whistler, Pemberton and Squamish residents, to bring their
vehicles in and be a part of the solution and not the problem.
Let your vehicle be a part of the one tonne challenge. We
are in this for the good of all.
SMD Automotive is committed to improving our
air quality by continuously upgrading and keeping with latest
in diagnostic technology. We have recently purchased emission
analyzing equipment (five gas exhaust analyzer) for the sole
purpose of our “I CARE about OUR AIR” campaign.
Training our staff on a continual basis on the use of this
equipment is a very important element, because as is true
with so many different fields, ”the equipment is only
as good as its operator”. A key link to making this
work is personnel. 1) Do they know how to use it, 2) Do they
care and take pride about what they are doing. We believe
that we do have this winning combination.
with the testing equipment, we must also have the equipment
to repair, diagnose and/or service the vehicles in question.
We have recently purchased a smoke detection unit used to
locate fuel evaporation system leaks, which lead to unnecessary
hydrocarbons in our atmosphere. It is also used to detect
intake leaks which could cause a number of unwanted emissions.
We were first to acquire fuel system/ de-carbonizing cleaning
equipment and now have upgraded this equipment to the latest
generation model to keep pace with newer vehicle fuel systems
by using new, more efficient cleaning techniques. Clean fuel
systems (injectors) and combustion chambers play a key role
in reducing emissions. Our vehicle computer interface tools
(scanners) are the best on the market and we keep them as
current as to when the manufacturer releases the updates.
We are utilizing pc based scanners as well to enhance our
perspectives, as well as the latest in component testing equipment
(sensor specific oscilloscope).
our most valuable pieces of equipment is information; we subscribe
to four major companies databases, two of which are manufacturer
based manuals, wiring diagrams and TSB, s (technical service
bulletins). The other two are online databases that provide
us with information from “hands on, in the field”
diagnostic procedures and repairs from other technicians around
Are facility and equipment are second to
none, rivaling many new car dealerships.
Coupled with our staff that live within our community, we
are committed to making our home and environment a better
place to live.
call or email
for more information about this program at SMD Automotive.