Safety Inspection & Emissions

Lykon provides PA State Auto Inspection and Emissions testing for the Bristol, Levittown, Langhorne, Bensalem, suburban Philadelphia and Bucks County, PA areas.

The federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued rules requiring states to Incorporate OBD I/M Checks into their emissions inspection programs. These checks will modernize Pennsylvania’s current vehicle emissions programs and will ensure that today’s vehicles continue to generate lower levels of air pollution.

An OBD I/M check can be performed on most 1996 and newer gasoline-powered passenger vehicles, vans and light-duty trucks weighing 8,500 pounds and less, since these vehicles were required to be manufactured by the EPA with the OBD systems.

Why is an emissions inspection necessary for newer model-year vehicles? Vehicles and fuels are cleaner and more efficient than they were 25 years ago, but vehicles are still responsible for about a third of our air pollution problem. Even new vehicles can pollute more than they should if they aren’t well maintained. Emissions inspections help make sure that vehicles meet the manufacturer’s standards.

What does a motorist gain when repairing emissions-related problems?

  • Reduce operating costs through improved fuel economy
  • Repair minor problems before they become major, costly repairs
  • Protect the capital investment in the vehicle by prolonging its life
  • Help ensure proper maintenance and thereby comply with warranty requirements
  • Improve air quality: cleaner air for all Pennsylvanians