New Jersey State Inspection

New Jersey car owners are required to get their vehicles inspected every two years unless they purchase a new car which has a 5-year initial inspection window. The New Jersey State inspection is designed to make sure that there are no major emissions-related issues with your vehicle, which ensures that your car meets standards for producing minimal pollution. Essentially, you need to make sure that the “check engine”, “service engine” or “emissions” warning lights are not on, which could indicate a problem the vehicle. If any of these warning lights are you need to address whatever is malfunctioning to cause these lights to stay on.

Preparing for Your New Jersey State Inspection

If you have a “check engine”, “service engine” or “emissions” light on, we recommend bringing the car in and having us diagnose what is going wrong prior to getting your inspection. 

Kneble’s Auto Service Center is an authorized New Jersey state inspection facility, so we can assist you in making sure your car is prepared for your inspection. We can also perform your New Jersey State Inspection when you are ready. 

NOTE: In addition to the vehicle, you must bring your driver’s license, vehicle registration, and insurance information to the inspection.

Ready to Make An Appointment For Your New Jersey State Inspection?

At Kneble’s Auto Service Center we always want to make the process of getting your car inspected as convenient as possible. To ensure that we can get your car inspected in a timely manner, we ask that you make an appointment.

We are often able to accommodate those who desire to wait for their New Jersey State Inspection as we feature a comfortable waiting area complete with TV, complimentary refreshments, a library, a desk, and a charging station. And yes, we even have free Wi-Fi!

If you need service and have not made an appointment you can always feel free to call us at (609) 625-3286 to get on the schedule.

Please note that we offer a shuttle service within a 10 miles radius of the shop (Somers Point, Longport, Brigantine, Pleasantville, and surrounding areas).

Frequently Asked Questions About New Jersey State Inspections:

What Should I Bring to My Vehicle Inspection?

You need to bring the following:
– Your Driver‘s License
– Vehicle Registration
– Your Car Insurance Information

What Happens if My Car Fails the Inspection?

You will have a 30-day grace period timeframe in which you will need to make any repairs and have the vehicle reinspected.

What is the Penalty for Driving with an Expired Inspection Sticker?

You may be subject to fines of $100 to $200 and/or the potential for imprisonment for up to 30 days. Additionally, your car registration can be revoked.

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