Best Auto Repair, Northampton

CONTACT US
FacebookYelp - TransparentGoogle Business Profile
  • Mon 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Fri 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Tue 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Sat 8:00AM - 12:00PM
  • Wed 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Sun Closed
  • Thu 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • CLOSED11/11/21
    STATE INSPECTIONS CLOSED 11/13/21
    State Inspection hours 8AM - 4PM Monday - Friday, Saturday 8AM - 11AM

INSPECTIONS & EMISSIONS

Working Hours
  • Mon 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Tue 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Wed 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Thu 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Fri 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Sat 8:00AM - 12:00PM
  • Sun Closed
    CLOSED11/11/21
    STATE INSPECTIONS CLOSED 11/13/21
    State Inspection hours 8AM - 4PM Monday - Friday, Saturday 8AM - 11AM

INSPECTIONS & EMISSIONS

Vehicle Inspection Services at Pro Lube Auto Center

In certain states, routine safety inspections and emissions assessments are mandated for automobiles and trucks. At Pro Lube Auto Center, 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.


Emissions and Smog Testing
Read More About Our Emissions and Smog Testing

MA State Certified Emissions Test Facility
Did you know that the Motor Vehicle Commission obliges you to undergo an annual emissions inspection for your motor vehicle? This essential testing is carried out through a network of privately owned (yet certified) auto repair shops, each bearing their official Test Center number.

As a MA state certified emissions test facility, we are fully qualified to conduct emissions testing for all eligible vehicles, irrespective of fuel type or model year. You are welcome to either visit our shop or call us to schedule an appointment.

MA State Inspection Station
MA state inspection stations are privately owned establishments, certified by the government, that administer state inspections across MA. Pro Lube Auto Center is recognized as an MA state inspection station. If you require a state inspection, we invite you to visit our auto shop or contact us at 413-586-5640.

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 Pro Lube Auto Center we know this is true. A clogged catalytic converter will eventually affect the performance of your vehicle in Northampton, Easthampton, Holyoke and Florence. 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.

To learn more about our Inspection and Emission services, call us at 413-586-5640 or request a quote by clicking below:


Request Quote


What People Say About Us

  • reviewicon

    As the owner of Blanchard & Daly electric I have to have my work vehicles serviced regularly, Pro Lube has provided a service that is second to none! They are professional, knowledgeable, prompt, friendly and courteous, I highly recommend them for all your vehicles needs!

  • reviewicon

    I've been a customer for many years and they keep my car running great. Professional and courteous staff! Save yourself time and frustration, just bring your car here!

  • reviewicon

    They really came through for me when I had a flat in town. Great staff, made dealing with it easy. Thank you!

  • reviewicon

    2 days ago I was driving to work with a busted windshield wiper, it was flopping all over while I was on the highway. I needed to be at work at 8:30 but it was too dangerous to drive. While driving I called prolube the minute they opened at 8 and I was back on the road to work at 8:11. I wasn't even late to work. Very impressed!!

  • reviewicon

    Went in for an inspection. In and out in less than 25 minutes, mechanics are cool, no upsells.

  • reviewicon

    Been going to John and his crew for decades now. Always an honest assessment of my vehicles, a fair cost estimate and he stands behind his work.

Call us for service: 413-586-5640

ASE (Automotive Service Excellence)
Jasper
ASE Master Technician
BG Products
Top Tier Gas
Carfax
  • Car Care Aware