Exhausts and emissions

Australians are growing ever more aware of the impact that cars are having on the environment. Here’s some additional information on how to keep your exhaust emission levels safe.

Keeping silent

All cars must be fitted with a silencing device to reduce noise emissions and comply with the required stationary noise level standards.

Controlling emissions

Australia put vehicle emission standards in place in the 1970s, and these have been progressively tightened over the past 40 years. The aim is to ensure all vehicles meet tight emission standards and that air quality therefore improves.

Emission limits vary, depending on whether you drive a light or heavy vehicle, and there are a series of performance standards that specify the maximum levels of emissions permitted under a specified test.

It’s been a requirement that all vehicle manufacturers fit catalytic converters to light petrol and LPG vehicles in order to meet the emission limits introduced in the mid 1980s.

Servicing your exhaust

The team of expert technicians at Kmart Tyre & Auto Service offer a full range of services and general mechanical repairs for your vehicle. All work is covered by our industry-leading, Australia-wide guarantee.

Is your car due for a check-up?

If your car is due for a service, or you’d like to ensure your vehicle is safe, then call us on 1300 772 579 to book a service, or find your nearest store.

Please note: Requirements vary, depending on the car make and model, and the state or territory in which you drive, so it's important to check with your local motor authority if you have any questions.

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