When you receive the notice
saying your car must pass the Ontario Drive Clean emissions test before you
can get your new license plate sticker ... relax. Victoria Park Automotive
is an accredited Drive Clean test & repair facility. We'll make the inspection
trouble-free for you, and have you on your way without delay.
Here's what will take place, and how easy it will be:
A Drive Clean-certified
technician will ease your vehicle onto a dynamometer, a kind of treadmill.
One end of an exhaust hose is inserted into your car's tailpipe, the other
to a machine that measures the output of pollutants like nitrogen oxides,
hydrocarbons and carbon monoxide. The
dynamometer's treadmill will then be engaged to simulate driving conditions
during which your car is tested and compared to emission standards for its
year, make and model, with some allowances made for its actual age. The test
results interface with a super computer at the Ministry of Transportation,
and are recorded on a printed form - a copy of which we sign and give to you.
That's it. Done! While it may sound complicated, the Drive
Clean test is a routine undertaking for the skilled technicians at Victoria
Park Automotive. And at only $35.00, it's affordable for every motorist, and
a small price we can all pay to help safeguard our environment.
Are you familiar with the shocking statistics concerning pollution
that were released by the Ontario Medical Association (OMA)? They say air
pollutants in Ontario kill 1900 people, and result in 9,800 hospital admissions,
13,000 emergency room visits and 47 million sick days for employees. That's
in only one year! And they found a particularly strong correlation between
occurrences of childhood asthma and exposure to pollutants from motor vehicles.
It's all so very tragic and sad.
Findings like those in the OMA study make all of us here at
Victoria Park Automotive proud to represent Ontario's Drive Clean Program
in the Toronto area. We hope to make the Drive Clean experience an easy one
for you. Please call us to schedule a convenient time for your vehicle's test
soon after receiving the notice from the Ministry of Transportation. That
way we can all breathe a little easier.