In the state of New Jersey, you are required to have your car emissions inspected every two years to maintain registration. Some vehicles require safety inspections as well. Although maintaining the bare minimum, as far as state requirements go, is acceptable, there are benefits of having your car inspected more than the legal requirements. Let's take a look at what those are.
Having your car inspected more often than required, say every year instead of every two years, will keep you up to date on any issues your vehicle may be having so they can be repaired. When you take your car in regularly to a trusted mechanic, you won't be surprised by a failing grade on an inspection. Not passing the inspection could put you in time and financial constraints to maintain registration. Driving a car with an expired registration can result in fines and tickets, causing further inconvenience.
Fixing minor problems before they become more severe can end up saving you money in the long run. Ignoring issues results in more expensive repairs that could leave you without a vehicle for an extended period of time. Getting regular yearly inspections can prevent this from happening.
When you take your car into a trained mechanic for an inspection, they will be able to spot problems that you may have been missing. Having a car that's not up to safety standards is not only dangerous for the environment and other drivers on the road but could be potentially dangerous for you as well. Getting your car inspected by a trained mechanic is the best way to keep your vehicle working safely.
Even if it's not the time for an inspection from the state, but you'd like to take your car in sooner, contact us at Quality Lube Plus. We can answer any questions you may have about vehicle maintenance. Call to schedule an appointment today.