Keeping your car on the road is sometimes one of the toughest parts about owning a vehicle. The costs of repairs and replacement parts can often be expensive. However, another aspect of road worthiness is vehicle licensing and inspections. In cities like Salt Lake, Utah, you have at least one benefit that many other states haven’t managed yet. Your local inspection stations can connect to the state’s DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles) so you can pay you state’s vehicle registration and license fees with them. This extra convenience can be very handy when both the registration and state inspection are due at the same time.
Along with keeping your vehicle street legal your state inspection serves other important purposes. In fact, this inspection is actually designed to remove dangerous cars from the streets and highways. Of course, this system of inspection isn’t designed to eliminate these vehicles, instead it was created to point out problems that need to be fixed before the cars are considered road worthy. In many cases these are simple things such as a working horn or functional windshield wipers. Other problems your Car Inspection in New Jersey may point out are damaged windshields that could hinder visibility, tires that could lead to unsafe driving conditions and ineffective brakes.
In most cases your inspection should take less than an hour and well maintained vehicles should take even less. It always pays to check the basics before you take the vehicle to the inspection station. For example, verify all the lights are working, put new wiper blades in place and ensure you have decent tires. If for some reason your car fails the inspection the state of Utah will give you fifteen days to make the proper repairs and the station is required to inspect the car for free within that time.
One of the most important portions of Car Inspection in New Jersey performed by inspection stations such as Franks Auto Repair & Auto Body Inc. is the emissions test. This test is important to ensure the car isn’t polluting the air, but it also can tell you if the engine isn’t operating properly. For example, a car that isn’t burning it’s fuel correctly will have a heavier emission output. This problem can often be fixed by an extensive tuneup, but could also indicate carburetor or fuel injector problems.