Some states require regular safety inspections and/or emissions inspections on cars and trucks. At Blanchard Auto Repair Inc., we are well-equipped and trained to perform these inspections. Our technicians can also perform multi-point inspections on your vehicles as needed.
These are some of the inspection services we offer.
LA State Inspection Station
LA state inspection stations are privately owned, but government certified, inspection stations throughout LA. Blanchard Auto Repair Inc. is a LA state inspection station. For your state inspection needs visit or call our auto shop at 318-309-8144.
Exhaust Questions and Answers
Q: What is a rough idle?A: 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.
Q: Why is smoke coming out of my tailpipe?A: 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
Q: Can I drive with the catalytic converter light on?A: A bad catalytic converter can increase your car's exhaust emissions, but it does not prevent you from driving. At Blanchard Auto Repair Inc. we know this is true. A clogged catalytic converter will eventually affect the performance of your vehicle in Shreveport, 71107, 71119 and 71109. 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.
Q: What can cause a catalytic converter light to come on?A: 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.
Stare Inspection: After several attempts to get updated inspection, Blanchard Auto completed our inspection in about 15 minutes. Very pleased with the service at this business. They will be getting our business and recommendations.. Thank you ma'am, for your courtesy and professional service.Mary Coster
Laurel Comeaux, 11/06/2023
We broke down on our way through; this shop was outstanding in getting us back on the road quickly! Amazing mechanics! Great music and the best customer service!