So you took your car to get the required emissions test…and you failed. Now what?

In the unfortunate event that happens, call or stop in to Kranz Service Inc right away. We will be sure to do a FULL diagnostic overview of your vehicle to determine where the issue is originating. Once we have discovered the issue, we will work with you to go over your options. In the event that you need a repair, do not worry, because, we repair vehicles that have failed or been rejected for system monitors.

Kranz Service Inc is a family owned and operated, full service automotive repair shop that has been located in Barrington Illinois for over 70 years. We are available for service of any make and model, both foreign and domestic. We take great pride in being a 3rd going on 4th generation business that has been recognized as one of the most trusted auto repair shops in the Barrington Illinois and surrounding Northwest Suburbs area. High quality service and affordable pricing, thats the Kranz Service Inc way!

Common Culprits of Failed Emissions Tests

Its no secrete that a good number of failed emissions are the result of some sort of defective equipment on the vehicle in question. Some of these defects may be very minor, some more extensive repairs. Featured here are some of the most common trouble areas of Emission Testing Failures:

  • A defect in the Evaporative Emission System
  • A defective “Air/Fuel, or Oxygen Sensor
  • A defect in the vehicles Exhaust System
  • A defect in the Catalytic Converter
  • The EGR (Exhaust Gas Recircualtion System)
  • The vehicle’s ignition components
  • Low Compression in the Cylinder or Carbon Buildup in the Engine

Kranz is open – Monday through Friday 7:30am to 5:30pm.