All vehicles registered in
New York State are required to get safety and emissions inspections every
These inspections are required
by law. Please inquire about rates before your appointment as fees can
change from year to year.
Commercial Automotive Inc.
is a DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles) approved Official Inspection Station,
with certified motor vehicle inspectors.
The inspection will check various
systems of your vehicle for safe and proper function:
- Brakes: All components of
your breaking system will be checked, including your disks, drums, and
rotors. The system must be in good working order. Your inspector will
remove one tire (or more) to inspect the system for problems. They will
also drive your vehicle to make sure the brakes apply correctly.
- Horn: Your horn will be
checked for proper placement and operation.
- Lights: All lights on your
vehicle must be correctly mounted, and fully operational. They must
not be cracked or broken. This will include your high and low beams,
brake lights, turn signals, four ways, and license plate lights (if
- Major Systems: Your steering
will be checked for proper working order and handling. Shocks, chassis,
frame, shocks, torsion, and wheel fasteners will all be examined as
- Mirrors: Your mirrors will
be checked for cracks, breaks, and operation. They must be clear, mounted
in the correct spot and any mechanical parts must work.
- Seat Belts: Each seatbelt
in your car must be fully functional and in place. There must be no
- Tires: Tires will be checked
for overall condition and wear. There must be at least 2/32-inch groove
space on the most worn parts of your tires for them to be deemed safe.
- Windshield: Your vehicles
windshield must be intact and in good condition. Your wipers must be
operational and your wiper blades must be in good shape.
- Your emissions inspection
will depend on where you live and what year your car was made. Vehicles
that are 26 years or older are exempt, as are historical or vintage
(licensed as such) vehicles, or have electric or diesel engines. Please
note that vehicles over 8,500 pounds with diesel engines are subject
to random roadside or annual inspections.
- If your vehicle was manufactured
with a catalytic converter, positive crankcase ventilation system, fuel
inlet restrictor, exhaust gas recirculation valve, evaporative emission
control, or an air injection system, they will be tested.