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Central Automotive

Auto service location, Hyde Park Massachusetts.

Car AC Repairman

When is the Right Time to Consider a Car AC Repairman? The air conditioning in your car is often something that is taken for granted until it no longer works properly.  Don't wait mid-summer  when you and your passengers are sweltering inside the vehicle, take your car in for an AC ...
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Auto Repair Shop

Auto Repair Shop You want to be able to find an auto repair shop that will be able to get you back on the road as soon as possible without it costing you an arm and a leg. There are so many different ways in which your car can break and ...
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Our Location

We are located at: 12 Central Avenue, Hyde Park, MA
SERVING: Dedham, Roslindale, Dorchester, Milton, Mattapan, Jamaica Plain, Hyde Park
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Massachusetts Emission Control

Massachusetts Emission Control

Massachusetts is one of the many states that requires a regular emission inspection for most vehicles. This is necessary because the combustion of fossil fuels (such as gasoline and diesel fuel) within the engine results in pollutants, such as nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, carbon dioxide, and other hazardous gasses and particulates that are released into the air each time you drive.

Although no system can eliminate these pollutants completely, all new vehicles are equipped with emission control systems, which significantly reduce them, resulting in cleaner air, less smog and soot, and fewer airborne particulates, which can cause respiratory problems with prolonged exposure. In states with dense urban areas and a large number of vehicles on the road, such as Massachusetts, it’s essential that these systems remain functioning optimally, which is why the state requires the following annual tests:

  •  On-Board Diagnostic Test

This test inspects the data collected by your vehicle’s onboard computer. It typically takes less than five minutes as is required for model year 2000 and newer passenger and light-duty diesel vehicles, 2008 and newer medium-duty vehicles, and 2007 and newer medium-duty diesel vehicles.

  • Snap Acceleration Opacity Test

Emission Control in Massachusetts | 617-361-3100 | Central AutomotiveThis test measures the opacity of the exhaust smoke and is required for medium-duty and heavy-duty diesel vehicles that do not have on-board diagnostic systems. The higher the smoke’s opacity, the more pollutants it contains.

If your vehicle does not pass inspection, there are a number of things that may be wrong, including a malfunctioning oxygen sensor, catalytic converter, exhaust gas recirculation valves, or evaporative controls. If your vehicle does not pass inspection or you want to prepare your car for inspection with an annual tune-up, we are here to help you.

Just give us a call at (617) 361-3100 to schedule an appointment.

Central Automotive is proud to serve the Greater Boston area, including Boston, Dedham, Milton, Roslindale, Mattapan, Hyde Park, Dorchester, and Jamaica Plain.


Boston Auto Mechanics

There is no better place for auto repair in Boston than with the team at Central Automatic. With highly skilled Boston car mechanics, you can have your car fixed at an affordable price and be back on the road again in no time. Our auto centers in Boston work with all makes and models, performing check-ups, regular scheduled maintenance, and other necessary repairs. If you’re looking for car repairs in Boston, be sure to check out what Central Automotive has to offer. Our Boston area auto mechanics are your trusted auto repair center destination.

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We provide superior auto repair service in the following Massachusetts areas:

Boston 02108 Boston (all zip codes) Hyde Park 02136
Dedham 02026 Roslindale 02131 Dorchester 02121
Milton 02186 Mattapan 02126 Jamaica Plain 02130