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Main Title Study of Mandatory Engine Maintenance for Reducing Vehicle Exhaust Emissions. Volume V. Experimental Investigation of Service Organization Maintenance Performance.
CORP Author TRW Systems Group, Redondo Beach, Calif.
Year Published 1972
Report Number APRAC-CAPE-13-68; 13-68-11;
Stock Number PB-220 730
Additional Subjects ( Air pollution ; Exhaust gases) ; ( Automobiles ; Inspection) ; ( Automobile engines ; Exhaust gases) ; Maintenance ; Performance evaluation ; Surveys ; Effectiveness ; Statistical analysis ; Carbon monoxide ; Hydrocarbons ; Nitrogen oxides ; Cost estimates ; Motor vehicle inspection ; Automobile exhaust ; Air pollution abatement
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-220 730 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/23/1988
Collation 99p
The overall objective of this experiment was to develop measures of service organization effectiveness in correcting engine part failures, malfunctions and tune-up parameter maladjustments which cause high exhaust emissions. Subsidiary objectives were to assess the capability of service organizations to (1) detect specific malfunctions, (2) return malfunctions, maladjustments and failures to manufacturer's specifications and (3) respond to the type of information which might be provided by mandatory vehicle inspection and the resulting impact on cost and performance effectiveness. Statistics were developed on (1) cost to accomplish maintenance, (2) maintenance cost and performance effectiveness of garages organizations in different communities, (3) influence of service organization type (independent, dealership and service station) on cost and performance effectiveness and (4) The amount of unnecessary maintenance performed by service organizations.