Everything You Need to Know About New Jersey Car Inspections

You probably already know that it is crucial to keep up with routine maintenance of your vehicle. Small things like replacing filters, changing oil, rotating tires, and swapping out windshield wipers help keep your car running smoothly. Beyond that, you also need to be sure that you will pass a car inspection in New Jersey. We have a few tips to help with that.

Reason for Vehicle Inspection

Having your vehicle inspected every two years is important. This make sure that your car is safe to be on the road. It also ensures it meets the New Jersey emissions standards. You should take a look at your most recent inspection sticker to see when it expires so you are ready when it comes time. If your vehicle is straight off the lot new, you won’t need an inspection until you have had it for five years.

Where to Get an Inspection

You have multiple options for getting an inspection. You can go to any state inspection station to have the inspection done. This will include the emissions test for no extra fee. These stations often have long lines, so it’s best to check on that before showing up. A private inspection facility can also help you. This could be at a local auto shop like Frank’s or your dealership. These facilities will have the required equipment to do perform the inspection. You can also make an appointment to avoid long waits at state stations.

Be Prepared Ahead of Time

You will need to bring a few things with you when getting a car inspection in New Jersey. You will want to have your driver’s license, which you should have any way anytime you are driving. There are two other documents you need to bring with you. The first is vehicle registration, which proves the car has been purchased legally. The second is your insurance identification card proving you are an insured driver.

Schedule Your Next Inspection

If you need to have an inspection in the new few weeks, you want to consider where you will take the vehicle. Frank’s Auto Body Repair & Auto Body Inc. would be happy to make an appointment for you. We can inspect the car, perform any repairs and maintenance needed, and help you pass that important inspection.

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