Vehicle Inspection Services at Steve & Stacy's Servicenter
In certain states, routine safety inspections and emissions assessments are mandated for automobiles and trucks. At Steve & Stacy's Servicenter, our team is not only well-equipped but also trained to execute these inspections. Our skilled technicians can also perform comprehensive multi-point inspections on your vehicles as required.
These are some of the inspection services we offer.
WV State Inspection Station
WV state inspection stations are privately owned establishments, certified by the government, that administer state inspections across WV. Steve & Stacy's Servicenter is recognized as an WV state inspection station. If you require a state inspection, we invite you to visit our auto shop or contact us at 304-343-4611.
Exhaust Questions and Answers
What is a rough idle?A rough idle describes a vehicle's engine with spark plugs that are not firing correctly when the vehicle is in park, with no gas applied. Most vehicles idle between 600 and 1,200 RPM and should hold their idle speed consistently.
Why is smoke coming out of my tailpipe?The most common reason for thick smoke coming out of your car's exhaust pipe is the fuel to air ratio in your engine is too rich. This means that the fuel injectors are either adding too much fuel or that the intake valves aren't letting enough air in. This is caused by a cracked or leaking fuel injector, a failing O2 sensor, or air filter that needs replacing.
Catalytic Converter Questions and Answers
Can I drive with the catalytic converter light on?A bad catalytic converter can increase your car's exhaust emissions, but it does not prevent you from driving. At Steve & Stacy's Servicenter we know this is true. A clogged catalytic converter will eventually affect the performance of your vehicle in Charleston, Kanawha County, Hillsdale and Yeager Airport. Exhaust gases will not escape easily and create an increase in exhaust gas pressure. The buildup in pressure can lead to high-cost repair bills in the future.
What can cause a catalytic converter light to come on?A catalytic converter helps reduce harmful engine emissions from entering the air by breaking down the harmful byproduct of internal combustion into less-harmful compounds. If your catalytic converter isn't working properly the check engine light will come on. The most common causes for a catalytic convert warning light to display are a clogged, cracked or melted converter. Sometimes the problem isn't the catalytic converter at all but an exhaust leak letting gases out of the system before it reaches the converter.
What our clients are saying about us
We have established longterm and stable partnerships with various clients thanks to our excellence in solving their automotive needs!
The owner, Steve Basham, is a very experienced and knowledgeable ASE certified master technician. He runs a very good crew of skilled technicians who take great pride in their work. They fixed my cargo van quickly while keeping me informed and making sure the job was done right. I would recommend this business to anyone needing quality repairs or maintenance done to their vehicles.
We have taken our vehicle to Steve & Stacy's for years. They are trustworthy and honest. You don't find that very often anymore! Thank you for such good service!