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Old Mar 31st 2008, 9:20 am
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I'm going to the place in Westfield but I wanted to know if I have to get out of the car at all? How long does the actual inspection take?
I never had to do this before and I have the baby with me so I want to know what to anticipate.

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Old Mar 31st 2008, 11:55 am
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I took my car in a few years ago and I think it took about 30 mins. I didn't wait in the car I just waited in the office so that I could pay them big bucks like $25.00 lol.
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yep, depending how busy the garage is the inspection itself takes about 30 mins. i have always got out the car and had a coffee while they did it.
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Originally Posted by nder38 View Post
I'm going to the place in Westfield but I wanted to know if I have to get out of the car at all? How long does the actual inspection take?
I never had to do this before and I have the baby with me so I want to know what to anticipate.

Thanks in advance
Hi:

It would really help if you mentioned what STATE you are in. Here in California, we just have a bi-annual emissions test & inspection after a car is 4 years old. It takes about 15 minutes and yes, you have to get out of the car -- but there will usually be a waiting area. [Often like a car wash].

Other states have much more thorough safety inspections. Some states have no inspections.

So, WHERE is your car registered.
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Old Mar 31st 2008, 1:35 pm
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Here in TX it took just under 1 hour. Sat and drank coffee in the sunshine.
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In NY it takes 15 minutes and the state regulates the cost to $25. If the car is older than 1996, it will have to pass a computerized emissions test that the DMV will log in Albany. If you have a check engine light on it will automatically fail. There are ways to clear the CEL for free
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How quaint ..they still do that in some places ...
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Old Mar 31st 2008, 3:14 pm
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Google references 10 states with a place called Westfield.

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Westfield
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my County in TN requires an emissions test, 10 minutes tops
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What state?

Up in Maine, it's $12.50 takes two minutes, headlights on, blinkers on, wipers on and check for any major rust holes.

In Mass, it's $30, one year is emissions, the next body work and electrics, the first takes a couple of mins, they plug the car in and read the computer, the second, they do the same, but also check for rust etc, takes a couple more minutes.
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What state?

Up in Maine, it's $12.50 takes two minutes, headlights on, blinkers on, wipers on and check for any major rust holes.

In Mass, it's $30, one year is emissions, the next body work and electrics, the first takes a couple of mins, they plug the car in and read the computer, the second, they do the same, but also check for rust etc, takes a couple more minutes.
Its all those crappy rusty Saabs floating around ...
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Hi:

It would really help if you mentioned what STATE you are in. Here in California, we just have a bi-annual emissions test & inspection after a car is 4 years old. It takes about 15 minutes and yes, you have to get out of the car -- but there will usually be a waiting area. [Often like a car wash].

Other states have much more thorough safety inspections. Some states have no inspections.

So, WHERE is your car registered.
Personally I think the moderators should close threads like this that don't specify a state. They're essentially a waste of time for everyone without that info.
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Personally I think the moderators should close threads like this that don't specify a state. They're essentially a waste of time for everyone without that info.
I wonder about this myself, but it doesn't seem to stop people from replying, even when they can't give a relevant reply.
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I wonder about this myself, but it doesn't seem to stop people from replying, even when they can't give a relevant reply.
relevant is in the eye of the beholder
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Originally Posted by meauxna View Post
I wonder about this myself, but it doesn't seem to stop people from replying, even when they can't give a relevant reply.
True

Perhaps there should be some kind of sticky with posting guidelines?
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