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Vehicle Maintenance Tip

Check your engine oil level often. Following the suggested oil change interval will improve cold-weather starting and provide better fuel economy and performance. Check your service information system or owner's manual for proper oil type and suggested oil-change interval.
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About the Program: OBD Vehicles Exempt from Readiness Checks

The vehicles on this list include 1996 and newer vehicles that possess unique testing characteristics that prevent them from receiving a complete OBD (On-Board Diagnostics) emissions test. These particular OBD vehicles will skip over the readiness checks and go directly to the MIL (malfunctioning indicator light) check. This list may not be inclusive of all OBD vehicles that require readiness exempt inspections and is subject to change.

MAKE MODEL YEAR MODEL NAME
EAGLE 1996 TALON
EAGLE 1997 TALON
HYUNDAI 1996 ACCENT
HYUNDAI 1996 ELANTRA
HYUNDAI 1996 SONATA
HYUNDAI 1997 SONATA
HYUNDAI 1998 SONATA
MITSUBISHI 1996 ALL
MITSUBISHI 1997 ALL
MITSUBISHI 1998 ALL
SAAB 1996 900
SAAB 1997 900
SAAB 1998 900
SUBARU 1996 ALL
VOLVO 1996 ALL
VOLVO 1997 ALL
VOLVO 1998 ALL

Updated October 29, 2008