Kevin R. Malone - Nevada DMV
Kathleen Hale - Rose/Glenn Group
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AIR AND SAVING MONEY GO HAND IN HAND
–The Department of Motor Vehicles and Public Safety (DMV&PS), through
686-SMOG, reminds drivers a well maintained vehicle not only saves money and
improves vehicle performance, but also results in a positive effect on
residents’ health and air quality.
visible smoke cost drivers
money, pollute the air and can cause serious health problems.
Visible exhaust is a sign a vehicle needs repair, and without necessary
repairs it could result in higher operating costs including frequent repairs,
replacement of parts such as filters and lower gas mileage causing drivers to
fill up more often.
emitting visible emissions could be costing drivers dollars and are indications
of serious maintenance problems, including: clogged air filter, carburetor,
choke, fuel injection or emission malfunction; ignition timing off; blocked
manifold; oil leaking into combustion chamber; worn piston rings; head gasket
leaking; or a cracked block or cylinder head.
maintained vehicles can release as much as 10 times the emissions as a well
maintained vehicle. Smoke
in the air also releases tiny particles that can be inhaled into the lungs and
studies show these small particles can contribute to respiratory disease.
can save money and the region’s air by following regular maintenance
guidelines provided in the vehicle owner’s manual.
Vehicles should be inspected by an emission professional annually to test
for carbon monoxide and hydrocarbons.
of the Truckee Meadows can easily report smoking vehicles by calling 686-SMOG.
Callers should be prepared to provide the license plate number of the
smoking vehicle, the approximate time the vehicle was spotted and the location
of the vehicle. All information is
smoking vehicle program started in 1996, resulting in more than 29,000 calls
over the last five years to the DMV&PS.
The program has helped to get more than 5,000 smoking vehicles cleaned up
resulting in cleaner air for the region.
more information on the smoking vehicle program call 1-877-DMV-STATE
(1-877-368-7828) or access http://www.dmvnv.com/emission.htm.