At Tires Etc, our inspection costs $39.99. NOTE: Beware of “creative” price marketing. Many shops will offer a “$25 Inspection” just to then hit you with an additional $35 charge for the emissions test, or some similar pricing scheme.

Also question is, what is included in a PA state inspection?

Safety inspections for passenger cars and light-duty trucks require that the following items be checked: suspension components, steering, braking systems, tires and wheels, lighting and electrical systems, glazing (glass), mirrors, windshield washer, defroster, wipers, fuel systems, the speedometer, the odometer, the

Similarly, is there a grace period for car inspection in PA? To avoid a fine, the inspection sticker should not be allowed to expire for more than 30 days. If the vehicle owner is out of state for more than 30 days from the expiration of the inspection sticker, an extra 10 day grace period after his return is granted upon providing proof of absence.

Correspondingly, how much is a fine for no inspection in PA?

We have found that the fine for expired inspection sticker is $25.00 plus costs. Incredibly, we have have read that the fine usually ends up being around $100. Section 4703 of the Pennslyvania Vehicle Code is titled Operation of vehicle without official certificate of inspection.

What will fail a car inspection in PA?

Pennsylvania Car Inspection Requirements

  • Suspension. The car's ball joint movement can't exceed the manufacturer's specifications, along with shock absorbers that do not leak.
  • Steering.
  • Brakes.
  • Tires and Wheels.
  • Lighting and Electrical Systems.
  • Glass and Mirrors.
  • Windshield Washer, Defroster and Wipers.
  • Fuel System.

Related Question Answers

How long does a PA state inspection take?

Inspection takes about #20-30mins. Emmissions for a 1996 and up car will have a OBD2 TEST DONE. takes about #10 mins. Both state inspection/emmission's stickers should run about $65-$80.00.

Can you get your car inspected after it expires?

If your vehicle was registered in another state which issues an inspection sticker, you do not need to have your vehicle inspected immediately. Your out-ofstate inspection remains valid until it expires or for one year after the registration date, whichever comes first.

What do they check for inspection?

Safety Inspections
  • Visual Overview. Certificate of registration.
  • Brake Tests. Parking brake.
  • Exhaust System. Exhaust system components/muffler.
  • Steering and Suspension. Steering wheel and box.
  • Horn. Sound horn to test for adequate signal.
  • Glazing, Glass and Windshield Wipers. Windshield.
  • Rear View Mirror.
  • Lighting Devices.

Do you have to pay if your car fails inspection?

If your vehicle fails inspection, you don't pay anything. However you have no choice to get it fixed and re-inspected if you don't want to chance a ticket. You pay when it passes.

What can cause a car to fail inspection?

Common Causes of Inspection Failure—Personal Vehicles. Tail Pipe Test – Typical causes for failing a tailpipe test include: Air to fuel mixture may be incorrect. Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) valve may be malfunctioning or missing *

Do I need to have my trailer inspected in PA?

In the state of PA (Pennsylvania) any trailer with a GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) over 3000 Lbs. needs to be inspected annually. You must have your vehicle inspected yearly for safety. The safety inspection is to keep you and the other drivers on the road safe.

Can you pass inspection with a headlight out?

Burned Out Headlights and Tail Lights

Not only will this cause you to fail inspection, but you can also be ticketed for driving with improper equipment.

What documents do I need for PA car inspection?

PA Vehicle Inspection for New Residents
  • A valid title of each vehicle you wish to register in your name.
  • Proof of PA insurance.
  • A tracing or verification of each vehicle's VIN by an authorized inspection mechanic, notary public, or issuing agent.
  • Appropriate title, lien, registration fee, and sales tax (if applicable).

Can a cop pull you over for inspection sticker?

In states that require inspection stickers the police can stop you for an expired or otherwise illegal sticker. If you are from a state that does not require inspection stickers and the plates on the car are from that state then they can not.

Can I drive without inspection sticker?

What is the penalty for driving without a valid inspection sticker in New York state? If the inspection sticker has expired in the past 60 days, the owner can receive a fine of $25 to $50. If the inspection sticker is expired more than 60 days, the fine is between $50 and $100.

Can cops tell if your inspection sticker is expired?

Normally the officer Will observe that your inspection is expired during the course of a traffic stop.

Can a car pass inspection with a check engine light on in PA?

If the check engine light is illuminated, it will fail emission inspection. A diagnostic and repair must be performed and the light must be reset before your car will pass the emission inspection. If the check engine lightbulb is blown out, your car will fail inspection.

Do you need registration for inspection pa?

Vehicle Safety Inspection

A vehicle newly registered in Pennsylvania must have a safety inspection within ten (10) days of the registration date. These fees do not include repairs to correct vehicle defects.

How long can you drive with an expired inspection sticker in PA?

30 days

What happens if you get pulled over with expired inspection in PA?

We have found that the fine for expired inspection sticker is $25.00 plus costs. So it appears whether the inspection is expired or missing completely the fine is $25; however, if you are without an inspection entirely in Pennslyvania that the fine ends up being around $200 with all court costs and extra fees added in.

What happens if you don't get your car inspected in PA?

Police officers can stop you and write you a citation if you drive your vehicle without it. Failure to complete a mandatory safety inspection in Pennsylvania will result in a $500 fine for noncompliance.

What happens if I fail PA state inspection?

Once you make the necessary repairs, you'll receive an inspection certificate that you must display on your vehicle at all times. If you fail to complete a mandatory safety inspection, a law enforcement official can compel you to do so – as well as issue a $500 citation for noncompliance.

What is checked on PA state inspection?

Safety inspections for motor-driven cycles and motorized pedalcycles require that the following items be checked: steering, braking systems, tires and wheels, lighting and electrical systems, glazing (glass), mirrors, fuel systems, the speedometer, the odometer, the exhaust systems, horns and warning devices, the body,