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816-833-1348 | 220 W 23rd St Independence, MO 64055

INSPECTIONS & EMISSIONS

Some states require regular safety inspections and/or emissions inspections on cars and trucks. At Barr's Auto Repair, 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.


MO State Inspection Station
MO state inspection stations are privately owned, but government certified, inspection stations throughout MO. Barr's Auto Repair is a MO state inspection station. For your state inspection needs visit or call our auto shop at 816-833-1348.

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 Barr's Auto Repair we know this is true. A clogged catalytic converter will eventually affect the performance of your vehicle in Independence, Blue Springs, Buckner and Raytown. 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.

To learn more about our Inspection and Emission services, call us at 816-833-1348 or request a quote by clicking below:


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What Our Customers Are Saying

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I find a good mechanic and they know they will work on my car every time it breaks. My previous mechanic had to retire to get rid of me. I really like this place. They have been in business for many years which means people come back, which means they are satisfied. He replaced an alternator for me, for a little less than what he originally quoted. It is warrantied for parts and labor. I picked the kind of alternator that I wanted, he kept me posted along the way. They also did it pretty quickly.

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We have been going to Barrs over a year now and our family has been going there for a few years as well. They are always fair and explain things that need to be done to your car. I feel like we can really trust them and they are always friendly and they actually call you back!

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We have gone to Barr's Auto Repair for over 20 years for service for our vehicles. We have never had any problems with our service. There has never been any work on our cars that wasn't needed done. We have always been told the truth as to what repairs were needed and then done on time.

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