A safety inspection checks to make sure that all of your car’s lights are in good working order.
Beyond headlights, this also includes your high beams, emergency flashers (front and back), turn signals (front and back), side lights, brake lights and backup lights.
What happens if you fail car inspection?
After You Fail the Emissions Test
If your vehicle fails to pass, the DMV will not register your vehicle, meaning you can’t get a license plate to legally drive the car. Once you have these repairs made, you can take your vehicle back to the inspection station to have it looked at again and most likely pass inspection.
How much does it cost to get your car inspected?
The cost of inspecting and registering a vehicle will not change, but vehicle owners will make two separate payments. Instead of paying the usual $39.75 at the inspection station, owners will pay the $25.50 inspection fee at the station and pay the state the remaining $14.25 at the time of registration.
Can a car pass inspection with body damage?
No excessive body damage – safety issue and will need to be taken to an auto body shop. The emission inspection essentially tests how much pollutants your car is putting out into the environment. If the check engine light is illuminated, it will fail emission inspection.
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