What’s more, newer cars, for which the standards are the strictest, often fail to pass. Previously, a maximum of five percent of cars had a problem with emissions.
Due to the new decree, the emission stations, where the smokiness or carbon dioxide content of the exhaust fumes are measured, had to buy a new system and more sensitive devices, much more sophisticated than the original ones. “First, the car must be checked through diagnostics to ensure that there are no errors in the memory of the control units that would be related to the exhaust system. Then it connects and automatically measures. We technicians can no longer interfere with the measurement, for example by saying that, for example, the smoke level could be reduced by adding gas more slowly or by pushing the exhaust gas measuring probe out of the exhaust,” describes one of the technicians.
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