NY Safety Inspection on car

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by dukebound85, Jan 16, 2009.

  1. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    Well crap. Why is NY so effing strict on saftey inspections? Colorado has no such inspections for either emissions or safety

    Looking at this

    has me worried

    Problems I have in my car

    1) small slit on sidewall of my tires due to curbing. like 1/8th inch and has not been cause for any concern my mechanic said
    2) on of my fog lights is burned out
    3) driver seatbelt is a little fraid length wise for about an inch long 1/8 inch wide but operates fine
    4) very small oil leak

    will any of these cause my car to fail inspection?

    I swear, im beginning to not like this overregulated state already:mad:


    Also, does anyone know if my mortorcycle endorsement on my colorado liscense will carry over to NY?
  2. pilotError macrumors 68020


    Apr 12, 2006
    Long Island
    I don't think you'll have a problem passing inspection unless the thing is seriously burning oil.

    Call DMV, they'll tell you about the Motorcycle endorsement over the phone. It should carry over, but I don't really know. As bad as they used to be here, they've really improved their service lately.

    Also, inspections depend on where in NY you live. If your in the Long Island / NYC area, the inspections are tougher than if you live outside the city. They are cheaper upstate too.
  3. Abstract macrumors Penryn


    Dec 27, 2002
    Location Location Location
    I don't think New York's safety inspections on cars is strict. I think that perhaps Colorado isn't strict enough.

    Get with the times, Colorado.
  4. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    no its not burning oil at all as far as i can tell. in fact the oil level doesnt drop significantly over the 3000 miles/3month intervals i change my oil. however, it does leak a tad.. just not enough to drop the level (and yes its oil thats leaking)

    I'll be in the Schenectady/Clifton Park region

    Will a slighty frayed seatbelt make my car fail the safety check?

    Haha! I remember until like 5 years ago, Colorado used to require emissions testing every other year. They have since done away with the practice. I guess they are just regressing lol
  5. SLC Flyfishing Suspended

    SLC Flyfishing

    Nov 19, 2007
    Portland, OR
    Perhaps not with the state of New York, but your car will definitely fail the safety check of reality if and when you are involved in a serious accident. They have those regulations for a reason, and it's not solely to make money. I'd get that replaced ASAP, especially before you attempt to drive across the whole country.

  6. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    well fixed the oil leak. was the valve cover gasket on my engine block

    im gonna buy a salvage seatbelt thats not frayed tom and install myself

    a new one was 150 vs 35 from a salvage car. plus labor was about 100 more so ill do it myself

    such a pita
  7. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

    Rodimus Prime

    Oct 9, 2006
    that is my though on it.

    I see nothing in NY safety check that is out there. Hell most of it I deal with in the state of Texas for years.

    Most safety inspection are failly easy to pass and most of the time the stuff you get dinged for are minor fixes not counting the emissions check.

    For example common things to get hit on are Wiper blades, lights, for me my horn was not properly grounded which was an easy fix.

    Everything is minor and easy and make it safer for everyone one on the road.
  8. LeahM macrumors 6502a


    Mar 18, 2008
    The only way to really find out is by bringing your car in, I paid $21 for an inspection, but its a '06 so its fairly new.

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