Vehicle Inspection Services at G & L Automotive II
In certain states, routine safety inspections and emissions assessments are mandated for automobiles and trucks. At G & L Automotive II, our team is not only well-equipped but also trained to execute these inspections. Our skilled technicians can also perform comprehensive multi-point inspections on your vehicles as required.
These are some of the inspection services we offer.
IL State Certified Emissions Repair Facility
A state-certified emissions repair facility is a privately owned motor vehicle repair establishment licensed to address emissions-related malfunctions. Such a repair facility must employ a CERT (Certified Emissions Repair Technician) who has successfully completed a state-mandated training program.
G & L Automotive II takes pride in being a IL state certified emissions repair facility. You can contact us at 708-385-3626 or visit our establishment for emissions-related repairs and services.
Exhaust Related FAQs
What is a rough idle?A rough idle describes a vehicle's engine with spark plugs that are not firing correctly when the vehicle is in park, with no gas applied. Most vehicles idle between 600 and 1,200 RPM and should hold their idle speed consistently.
Can you put any exhaust on any car?Not every exhaust will fit every car. Compatibility isn't just about car make and model; engine specs, optional extras, and even trim levels can influence the fit. Make sure you consider not just the make and model, but also engine details, fancy extras, and even trim levels before getting your heart set on a shiny new system.
Why is smoke coming out of my tailpipe?The most common reason for thick smoke coming out of your car's exhaust pipe is the fuel to air ratio in your engine is too rich. This means that the fuel injectors are either adding too much fuel or that the intake valves aren't letting enough air in. This is caused by a cracked or leaking fuel injector, a failing O2 sensor, or air filter that needs replacing.
Catalytic Converter FAQs
Can I drive with the catalytic converter light on?A bad catalytic converter can increase your car's exhaust emissions, but it does not prevent you from driving. At G & L Automotive II we know this is true. A clogged catalytic converter will eventually affect the performance of your vehicle in Alsip, Crestwood, Palos Heights and Oak Lawn. Exhaust gases will not escape easily and create an increase in exhaust gas pressure. The buildup in pressure can lead to high-cost repair bills in the future.
What can cause a catalytic converter light to come on?A catalytic converter helps reduce harmful engine emissions from entering the air by breaking down the harmful byproduct of internal combustion into less-harmful compounds. If your catalytic converter isn't working properly the check engine light will come on. The most common causes for a catalytic convert warning light to display are a clogged, cracked or melted converter. Sometimes the problem isn't the catalytic converter at all but an exhaust leak letting gases out of the system before it reaches the converter.
What happens to your car after the catalytic converter gets taken?Removing the catalytic converter has a dramatic impact on your vehicle's acoustics. A deep, loud roar replaces the engine's usual hum, intensifying as you accelerate. Additionally, expect rough transitions and sputtering sounds when shifting gears, indicating impaired performance and potential engine damage.
What our clients are saying about us
We have established longterm and stable partnerships with various clients thanks to our excellence in solving their automotive needs!
For the next year, I found this company as a friend of mine told me how they replaced the engine in his truck and he has had no trouble with that engine for over five years. I did start taking my 20 year old Subaru to them and they were able to fix any and all problems I just recently today I got my Mitsubishi back which had a problem in the crankshaft, and I am very happy with the work that was done. I will say this is a group of well trained and honest mechanics when I had my Mitsubishi towed there the tow company told me that if I would let their mechanics work on it, they would take 10% off and I told them I don't know you or your mechanics. I do know George and the mechanics at G&L and I have found them to always be honest and professional doing a good job that last thank you G&L.
I came in thinking I needed some major work on my front end suspension. I was sure I'd be hearing words like tie rods and ball joints. It turned out to be a a loose front tire. The lug nuts were not snuggly tightened after a flat repair. The cost was zero!! I was ready and willing to pay for front end work. These guys are amazing. They are very good, HONEST, mechanics. I HIGHLY recommend them!!