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What is a smoky vehicle?
Last Updated: 15th May, 2020
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Subsequently, one may also ask, what causes a vehicle to become smoky?
Smoke from vehicles is generally caused by unburnt or partly burnt fuel. Burning engine oil can also cause a smoky exhaust. Black smoke is generally caused by incompletely burnt diesel fuel. Blue, white and other coloured smoke is generally caused by burning engine oil or unburnt fuel vapour.
Also, what does vehicle smoke contain? Car exhaust fumes contain certain poisonous chemicals, including carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, formaldehyde, benzene and soot, all of which can be detrimental to the human body if consistently inhaled in large quantities.
Accordingly, how do you stop your car from smoking?
10 TIPS FOR CLEANER AIR:
- Speak out for clean air.
- Reduce driving by planning your day efficiently.
- Bike, skate, walk or carpool to work for one week.
- Roll down the windows and turn off the air conditioner – enjoy Truckee Meadow's clean air.
- Keep your car well tuned up.
- Don't overfill or top off your gas tank.
How do I report a smoking car?
Smoking Vehicle Program 1-800-453-SMOG. Information and reporting of vehicles that smoke excessively.