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Old 01-21-2015, 06:23 PM   #1
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Default No more AirCare, more mods?

I'm curious, with AirCare gone, I wonder if they'll be more cars driving around with more mods. Interesting to see too if shops that specialize in it will see an increase...
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Old 01-21-2015, 07:18 PM   #2
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I'm curious, with AirCare gone, I wonder if they'll be more cars driving around with more mods. Interesting to see too if shops that specialize in it will see an increase...
There's rumor we're going to get SMOG like in Cali, where you have to go for inspection so often, it won't be worth it unless you swap your parts over and over.
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Old 01-21-2015, 09:00 PM   #3
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That would literally be the worst. You wouldn't even be able to do motor swaps even if they're safe for emmisions.
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Old 01-21-2015, 10:19 PM   #4
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There's rumor we're going to get SMOG like in Cali, where you have to go for inspection so often, it won't be worth it unless you swap your parts over and over.
That doesn't really make sense... Why would they sell off all the land for the aircare stations when they could easily be converted to a smog inspection station. And smog still does sniffer tests like aircare, it is just much more involved.

From what I gather, they're going to be focusing more on commercial vehicles. They cause much more environmental damage compared to cars and they currently have no regulations. You know that semi truck barrelling down the freeway with smoke pouring from the back? That's totally fine according to icbc...
I can kind of back this up... The aircare research facility place is right beside my work and they have the bay doors open all the time so you can see what they have on their emissions dyno... They're all closed up now, but for the last 6 months they were testing Econoline vans and such...
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Old 01-21-2015, 10:22 PM   #5
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That doesn't really make sense... Why would they sell off all the land for the aircare stations when they could easily be converted to a smog inspection station. And smog still does sniffer tests like aircare, it is just much more involved.

From what I gather, they're going to be focusing more on commercial vehicles. They cause much more environmental damage compared to cars and they currently have no regulations. You know that semi truck barrelling down the freeway with smoke pouring from the back? That's totally fine according to icbc...
I can kind of back this up... The aircare research facility place is right beside my work and they have the bay doors open all the time so you can see what they have on their emissions dyno... They're all closed up now, but for the last 6 months they were testing Econoline vans and such...
I had to aircare the rex

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Old 01-22-2015, 12:32 PM   #6
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aircare is done and not coming back. Modern cars are so clean it's not necessary. despite the fact that aircare was a non-profit organization, there is too much good will from closing it, plus if they started some other smog-like program, people would scream tax-grab.

Zefy is 100% correct they are going to be going after the commercial and industrial vehicles.
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Old 01-22-2015, 02:17 PM   #7
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That doesn't really make sense... Why would they sell off all the land for the aircare stations when they could easily be converted to a smog inspection station. And smog still does sniffer tests like aircare, it is just much more involved.
Only reason they would sell off the land is to balance the budget. I imagine the spots are in prime locations when they were cheap to buy in the first place.
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Old 01-22-2015, 05:55 PM   #8
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Apparently there are going to be a lot more VI's being handed out now because of aircare being axed. Which could be annoying if that's actually something they start doing
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Old 01-24-2015, 12:00 AM   #9
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Not true.
There is nothing to replace it... No need.. All gossip

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Old 01-25-2015, 04:44 PM   #10
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I did hear a rumour from some mechanics that they might bring in a type of safety inspection like in Alberta. I imagine for those like us that stay on top of their cars it wouldn't be much of an issue anyway...
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Old Yesterday, 12:33 PM   #11
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an idea i heard tossed around at a meeting at bcit last year among industry types was provincial-type inspections every time a vehicle is bought or sold.

though why anyone would buy a used vehicle without a pre-purchase inspection i have no idea.
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