The emissions control systems of your car include but are not limited to the following systems and system parts: The evaporative control system, which includes the PCV valve, the vacuum reservoir, the vacuum lines, the intake system, the vapor canister, the vapor restrictor, the purge control valve and the pressure/vacuum relief filler cap. The exhaust system includes the EGR valve, oxygen sensors, the air injection system, the catalytic converter, the muffler and tailpipe. Monitoring, adjusting and controlling all these systems and system parts is the ECM (Electronic Control Module).
In most states if one of your emissions control systems malfunctions you will not be in accordance with the emissions control laws. If any of your emissions control systems do malfunction, you must schedule an appointment as soon as possible to have your emissions control systems diagnosed for problems. After a license repair professional at a licensed repair facility has diagnosed the reason for any malfunctions, you must then schedule an appointment for the repair of your emissions control systems.
Why would you not want your emissions control systems all working properly? If your emissions control systems are not operating within manufacturer recommended specifications you will be polluting the atmosphere you live, work and play in, adding to pollution and global warming and contributing to the destruction of the Earth. You also will not be in accordance to local, state and federal laws and regulations governing emissions control systems on business personal and commercial automobiles in the United States of America.
If your emissions control systems are all functioning properly you will be in accordance with local, state and federal laws and regulations, you will not be a contributor to pollution and global warming and you will know that you are doing everything you can to assist in stopping the destruction of the Earth.
As you can see, it is crucial to maintain your cars emissions control systems at all times and keep them in operational condition within the manufacturers recommended specifications.
In summary you now have a brief description of what emissions control systems are on your car, why they are on your car and the importance of maintaining the emissions control systems on your. When you do not maintain these systems on your car, you are contributing to pollution and global warming along with breaking many local, state and federal laws and regulations. When you break these laws and regulations governing emissions control you are positioning yourself for possible local, state and federal penalties and fines.