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Ca smog inspection vs other state inspection

Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 4:36 pm
by alsey_seven
ok all ca drivers know ca smog test is the most hated thing in our state but i didn't really know how lucky we are. i finally read that other states like NY inspection is also ruthless. I didn't know that they inspect tires seat belts brakes etc etc. shit in ca you pass smog and that it no problem they don't car about anything else. and we don't have to place some inspection sticker on our window.

NY inspection law
http://www.nydmv.state.ny.us/broch/c-50.htm

Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 4:44 pm
by JeffM
....um...yeah? However, most people don't have a problem passing the other inspection procedures. It's the emissions inspection most people are worried about. VT inspection tried to fail me for having a small crack in the headlight, but it's not as harsh as failing a smog test.

Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 4:48 pm
by Midnight_Rider
With the exception of areas near Chicago having emissions testing, we don't have inspections in Indiana. I used to get emissions testing voluntarily on Earth Day every April but I haven't seen this offered the last few years.

Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 4:51 pm
by C1DoG
There are no inspections here in Pensacola, FL.

Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 5:00 pm
by iThane
Whats a smog test?


:lol:

Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 5:04 pm
by MoxHair
What inspections?

I was very happy when I moved to Florida and I found out there weren't any vehicle inspections. I hated getting the car inspected when I lived in California.

Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 5:09 pm
by Danteneon
FL has the most lenient car inspection laws in the county. I saw a barstool rigged up to drive on the street. And yes, it had tags.

Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 5:11 pm
by C1DoG
Danteneon wrote:FL has the most lenient car inspection laws in the county. I saw a barstool rigged up to drive on the street. And yes, it had tags.
Might be due to all the bases and airports in this state. :lol:

Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 5:59 pm
by Midnight_Rider
Didn't FL used to have inspections? I seem to remember a state inspection site outside of Tampa when I was working lawn care back in the early 80's (I think that my boss had to take his pickup there but my memory is fuzzy).

Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 6:28 pm
by 2005.Neon.SXT
I'm a licensed safety/emissions inspector in North Carolina and our rules are not as harsh... I mean, safety wise if wires are showing on the tire, the serpentine belt is about to rip, or they have bulbs that are out... I don't think those are "harsh" rules. As far as emissions, we just hook up the vehicle and do an OBD II Emissions test... if the engine light is on, it will fail... if it's off and it passes OBD II, then emissions is kosher.

I just hate seeing cars on the road that have one brake light bulb that works out of seven... friggin can't even tell if the dang car is slowing down or not. Or when people drive with tires until they blow up because it's got absolutely no tread left.

Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 10:25 pm
by OB
2005.Neon.SXT wrote: I just hate seeing cars on the road that have one brake light bulb that works out of seven... friggin can't even tell if the dang car is slowing down or not. Or when people drive with tires until they blow up because it's got absolutely no tread left.
Most people are idiots and have no idea that they are endangering the lives of others on the road as well as their own (and their families who ride with them). For this reason I almost wish CA did have DOT style inspections.

This will be my first year having to SMOG the Neon since I bought it new in 05. I guess it fell under the requirements for the 5 year new model exemption. I think it will be every 2 years after that though, like everyone else.

Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:03 pm
by 2005.Neon.SXT
OB wrote:This will be my first year having to SMOG the Neon since I bought it new in 05. I guess it fell under the requirements for the 5 year new model exemption. I think it will be every 2 years after that though, like everyone else.
That's very interesting... as long as my engine light isn't on, I can pass emissions. Sometime in the future whenever I can upgrade my exhaust, I'll be running no muffler and/or cat and a defouler to prevent any MIL coming on... and then I can just inspect my own car :D

Posted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 4:55 am
by darthroush
iThane wrote:Whats a smog test?


:lol:
:withstupid:

Posted: Sun May 01, 2011 9:26 pm
by racer12306
We have to pass emissions once every two years but no safety inspection unless a vehicle changes hands or you get a fixit ticket.

I'd welcome an annual or two year safety inspection requirement. I wouldn't have a problem because I keep my cars in order, but it would really mess up some people here.

Posted: Mon May 02, 2011 4:14 pm
by teamliviD
I live in southern southern Maryland and I have no, i repeat no emissions or inspections ever. Once you buy your car you're golden. It's AWESOME. Hello no cat or rez or muffler.

Posted: Mon May 02, 2011 5:56 pm
by racer12306
I agree, it's great for those of us who keep the vehicle safe but there are too many retards out there that use it as a way to not maintain a vehicle.

Posted: Tue May 03, 2011 1:45 pm
by Paul56
Texas vehicle inspections: http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/vi/

When I arrived here last year I had my Neon from Canada inspected... no problems... and it was not draconian but does
need to be done annually.

I view the whole thing as a revenue generation program.

Vehicle inspections do not exist in Canada... except in British Columbia where they do the smog inspection similar to California.

Aside from revenue generation the inspections do serve to ensure that the basic safety requirements are met for vehicles... but to me it is totally silly that brand new vehicles must undergo inspection. My Fit had to be inspected and I had to pay for that. WTF... it is new!

Posted: Tue May 03, 2011 5:16 pm
by racer12306
Brand new vehicles being inspected is stupid.

I'd think a couple year exception of safety and emissions inspections would be reasonable for brand new vehicles because what are the odds of a safety failure in the first 2-3 years.

Posted: Tue May 03, 2011 7:20 pm
by fixitmattman
In Ontario we do emissions every 2yrs and safety only when transferring titles. Neon has passed e-test 4 or 5 times now with flying colours. Cat + stock ECU = pass every time. Worst they ding you for is a gas cap for evap.

Posted: Tue May 03, 2011 8:17 pm
by racer12306
I think that's about all an OBD-II car has to do in the States.

Cat: check
No codes: check
Gas cap: check

Pass


Pre-96 cars get either a treadmill test or an idle test in MD.

Posted: Tue May 03, 2011 9:34 pm
by stairmaster3001
JeffM wrote:....um...yeah? However, most people don't have a problem passing the other inspection procedures. It's the emissions inspection most people are worried about. VT inspection tried to fail me for having a small crack in the headlight, but it's not as harsh as failing a smog test.
yea i would not pass emissions it ca fo sure