Vehicle Inspection Services at Pry Automotive
In certain states, routine safety inspections and emissions assessments are mandated for automobiles and trucks. At Pry Automotive, 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.
NJ 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.
Pry Automotive takes pride in being a NJ state certified emissions repair facility. You can contact us at 973-838-1656 or visit our establishment for emissions-related repairs and services.
NJ 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 NJ 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.
NJ State Inspection Station
NJ state inspection stations are privately owned establishments, certified by the government, that administer state inspections across NJ. Pry Automotive is recognized as an NJ state inspection station. If you require a state inspection, we invite you to visit our auto shop or contact us at 973-838-1656.
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 Pry Automotive we know this is true. A clogged catalytic converter will eventually affect the performance of your vehicle in Butler, Kinnelon, West Milford and Bloomingdale. 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.
Nothing but High Praise for this shop and all of their employees - Family business that provides exceptional service. Drove me home while they worked on my car the picked me up upon completion... Won't find that level of customer service at many privately owned repair facilities.. Customer Forever Boys!!!!!!!!!!
I had a pre-purchase inspection of a used car done at Pry Automotive in Butler. I was helped by Dominic and the service was amazing. My experience was one of honesty and straightforward communication. I live about an hour away and had scheduled this inspection to be done over the phone. Dominic had the vehicle come in as soon as he could, examined it, and called me afterward to give a comprehensive review of the issues and helped me figure out hypothetical costs for repair. This was my first time buying a used car and Dominic gave excellent advice beyond what was expected. I would highly recommend this location.
I heard about Pry from a new neighbor upon my recent move to the area. After having a new battery installed on my Jeep at a different shop, it failed inspection since the sensors had not completely reset, which I have learned is a common problem. I called Pry and explained my problem and John was as professional as you could ask for. He new my issue reassured me that it's a normal occurrence and I have set an appointment to have it repaired and inspected at Pry. I'll review after the work is done, but if the telephone call is representative of the way I'll be treated I believe I have found my local shop for all my car repairs and maintenance.