At Bradley’s Auto Service in Red Bank, NJ, we are certified by the Motor Vehicle Commission to offer New Jersey state car inspections. We are also fully licensed to repair emissions failure. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!
Why Do You Need a New Jersey State Car Inspection?
In New Jersey, drivers are required to have a state car inspection every two years in order to make sure their vehicle is safe for the road and that emissions are up to the standard set by the state. This can either be done at the Motor Vehicle Commission, or an auto repair shop that has a Private Inspection Facility (PIF) license to perform certified state inspections. If you are unsure when you need to get your next car inspection, look at the inspection sticker that is found on the inside of your windshield which will state when the sticker expires. You’ll want to schedule an inspection for your vehicle before the expiration date passes, so don’t wait until the last minute.
What Do You Need to Bring to Get Your Vehicle Inspected in NJ?
Regardless of where you go to get your state car inspection handled, you’ll need to bring a few things, including:
- Driver’s license, which should already be on you at all times when you’re behind the wheel. You don’t actually have to be the owner of the vehicle you’re having inspected, but you do have to be a licensed driver.
- Vehicle registration is important because it shows that the vehicle is legally purchased.
- State of NJ Insurance ID Card, which will prove to the inspector that you have valid car insurance.
What is Checked During an NJ Car Inspection?
As of 2021, New Jersey’s Motor Vehicle Commission state car inspections no longer include checks for safety components like brakes, tires, and lights. Instead, they primarily focus on emissions testing, including a check on the gas cap, on-board diagnostic (OBD) system, and the vehicle’s emissions system to ensure it adheres to federal clean air standards. The inspection also includes a visible smoke check from the tailpipe. Always consult the New Jersey MVC for the most current information as the requirements may vary.
What Happens if Your Car Fails the Inspection?
One of the benefits of getting your state car inspection done at Bradley’s Auto Service instead of the DMV or other state inspection station, is that if your car fails a particular part of the inspection, we can fix it. Driving a vehicle that has not passed the inspection means you can’t get a new sticker. Driving with an outdated inspection sticker could land you with a fine of up to $200 and can cause legal troubles that can keep you off the road for good. We are a fully licensed New Jersey emissions repair facility who can handle all of your necessary repairs on site.
Schedule a NJ State Car Inspection at Bradley’s Auto Service
If your inspection sticker is nearing its expiration date, don’t put off updating it until the last second. Schedule a state car inspection with Bradley’s Auto Service in Red Bank, NJ today and we’ll make sure your vehicle is in working order. Our ASE-certified mechanics have built a reputation for providing honest, professional auto services. We have experience with all makes and models.