Time for an Emissions Test?
Registered vehicles are required to have an emissions test every 2 years.
Idaho Emissions Testing and Rock Chip Repair proudly serving Ada and Canyon county residents at our convenient location.
It’s important to get your vehicle tested for appropriate levels of volatile hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide, and carbon monoxide plus carbon dioxide. Motorists will be sent a post card to notify them that an emission test is needed for their vehicle. Be careful not to miss the deadline.
We also do Rock Chip repair. It’s best to seal a small chip as soon as possible to prevent further damage due to weather or even rough roads or bumps. This lasts for years and prevents replacement of a windshield.
Not sure if you need an emissions test?
Be careful not to miss the deadline.
New vehicles, less than 4 years old do not need to be tested. Even model year vehicles are tested on even years and odd model year vehicles are tested on odd years.
1981 and newer vehicles registered in, or required to be registered in Ada and Canyon counties must be emissions tested unless specifically exempted. Exempted vehicles include electric vehicles, hybrid vehicles, motorhomes and vehicles with a gross vehicle weight under 1500 pounds. Heavyweight vehicles, including buses, trucks, firetrucks, etc are required to be tested.
Why Get Emissions Testing?
ANOTHER SMALL STEP IN REDUCING OUR CARBON FOOTPRINT.
(Testing information has been gathered from Ada County Air Quality Board.)Maintaining Idaho’s air quality is a job where everyone can play a role. Poor air quality is unhealthy for everyone, but especially for children, senior citizens and people with respiratory conditions like asthma. With cleaner air, there are fewer trips to the emergency room and lower respiratory illness rates. It also keeps wildlife and plant life thriving.Cleaner, healthier air requires both local and regional efforts. The Air Quality Board (AQB) leads Idaho in caring for the state’s air quality by partnering with communities, business and industry, organizations and private citizens to provide the knowledge and tools necessary to create workable solutions to air quality issues.
Rock Chip Repair
Unrepaired damage will eventually wreck the windshield as water permeates the layers of glass, causing condensation and decreasing visibility.
What Type of Windshield Rock Chips Can Be Repaired?
In some cases a chip isn’t even a chip. It’s just dirt from the rock. Give the spot a quick rub with a rag. If the stars align in your favor, you’ll discover the mar is only a particularly stubborn bit of dirt.
Most of the time, unfortunately, your eyes haven’t been misled. The damage is real, and you’ll need to get it taken care of. Here are the types of chips that may repairable:
Small chips: Chips 1 ¼ inches or smaller can usually be repaired. Place a quarter on the chip. If the chip and any cracks that radiate out are covered, you’re in luck. Damage that covers an area larger than a quarter may be too much to repair.
Certain shapes: What do bullseyes, flowers and stars have in common? They all describe the various shapes a rock chip can take. These types of chips can usually be filled. If the center of the chip consists of crushed glass, it may be beyond help.
What Type of Damage Can’t Be Fixed
Besides crushed glass, long cracks can’t be repaired. Old chips that were previously fixed also won’t get a second chance. Cracks that resemble spider legs poking out from the chip usually can’t be filled. If the chip and crack is at the edge of the windshield, you also might be out of luck.
How Are Windshield Rock Chips Filled?
A special resin is injected into the center of the chip. With the help of some pressure applied with a vacuum, the resin spreads and fills the cracks extending from the center of the chip. The process takes less than 20 minutes. Once it’s done your windshield is safe and ready for the road.
What Will the Fix Look Like?
The repair will be slightly noticeable, but will still be an improvement over a crack. Even if there’s a slight flaw in the glass, you will have saved the glass from further cracks that would make the windshield unusable.
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We are conveniently located directly on the SW corner of McMillan and Eagle in the Stinker Store lot.
TUE: 10am to 6pm
WED: 10am to 6pm
THU: 10am to 6pm
FRI: 10am to 6pm
SAT: 11am to 3pm
Sunday: ClosedClosed all major holidays.
4744 N Eagle Rd
Corner of N Eagle Rd and
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