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NYS Inspection Cost 2022

NYS Inspection Cost

How much does a NYS Inspection cost in 2022?

A NYS Inspection costs between $6 and $27 depending on the part of the city you are in and the type of vehicle. For instance, heavy-duty vehicles like trucks or buses cost more to inspect. New York State Motorcycle or Car Inspections cost less.

Vehicle INSPECTION FEES IN NEW YORK STATE

What the New York State safety inspection covers

Any vehicles registered in New York State must receive a safety inspection and an emissions inspection every year. Passing these inspections is also required before a car or truck can be transferred to a new owner.

The safety inspection covers most things that would make your vehicle a hazard to other road users. This includes obvious things like worn brakes, damaged suspension components, or visible fuel leaks

 

Less obvious items such as windshield wipers that are worn out or simply not working, broken or missing mirrors, as well as any cracks in the vehicle’s exterior lights, are also considered safety defects. Safety systems like the seatbelts are also inspected, as well as the tires. To be considered legal for street use in New York State, tires must have a minimum tread depth of 2/32 of an inch.

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3 EMISSIONS INSPECTION CATEGORIES

There are three categories for the emissions inspection, Diesel, OBD II, and Low-Enhanced Emissions Inspections. OBD II inspections apply to any vehicle that is 1996 or newer and equipped with an OBD or Onboard Diagnostics Port. Any vehicle built before 1995 or after 1996 but with a gross vehicle weight of 8,500 pounds must take the low-Enhanced Emissions Inspection. Vehicles older than 25 years, and lighter than 8,500 pounds only require a safety inspection.

THE PRICE OF AN INSPECTION VARIES

If your “check engine” light is on in an OBD II vehicle, that vehicle will fail the emissions inspection. This makes it is crucial to fix whatever is causing the check engine light before bringing your car or truck into the Emissions Inspection.

The price of a safety inspection depends on where you live and what type of vehicle you drive. Vehicles are classified into three groups, light vehicles, heavy vehicles, and motorcycles. Heavy vehicles such as busses and trucks are the most expensive, while motorcycles and light vehicles such as passenger cars or light trucks are the cheapest.

The price of an Emissions Inspection varies depending on the test required and the location of the inspection station. Inspections within the New York Metropolitan area are more expensive.

NY State Inspection Cost Guide

NYS Inspection Cost For Cars, Trucks, Trailers, And Motorcycles

Group 1 - Light Vehicles

How much is a NYS inspection

All motor vehicles that have a seating capacity (vehicle registration certificate), under fifteen passengers, and all motor vehicles, except trailers and motorcycles that have an maximum gross weight, under 10,001 pounds.

Inspection Fee: $10.00

All motor vehicles, except trailers and motorcycles, that have an maximum gross weight (registration certificate), over 10,000 pounds and under 18,001 pounds, except when the registrant requests a heavy vehicle inspection. 

Inspection Fee: $15.00

All trailers, except semi-trailers, that have an maximum gross weight (vehicle registration certificate), under 18,001 pounds, except those trailers that have an maximum gross weight, over 10,000 pounds and under 18,001 pounds, when the registrant requests a heavy vehicle inspection. 

Inspection Fee: $6

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Group 2 - Heavy Vehicles

Heavy Vehicles Inspection Cost

All motor vehicles that have a seating capacity, (vehicle registration certificate), over fourteen passengers; all motor vehicles, except trailers, that have a maximum gross weight (vehicle registration certificate) over 18,000 pounds. Motor vehicles, except trailers, that have a maximum gross weight (registration certificate) over 10,000 pounds and under 18,001 pounds, when the registrant requests a heavy vehicle inspection.

Inspection Fee: $20

All trailers that have a maximum gross weight of over 18,000 pounds and those trailers over 10,000 pounds and under 18,001 pounds when the registrant requests a heavy vehicle inspection.

Inspection Fee: $12

All semi-trailers.

Inspection Fee: $12

NY Trailer Inspection Station

Group 3 - Motorcycles

Inspection Cost Motorcycle

The inspection fee for all motorcycles is $6.

Inspection Fee: $6

EmissionS Inspections Cost

Diesel Emission Inspection price

All 1996 and newer non-exempt vehicles that have a gross vehicle weight of under 8,501 pounds.

Inspection Fee: $27

Performed at an inspection station within the NY Metropolitan Area. 

Inspection Fee: $11

Performed at an inspection station outside of the NY Metropolitan Area.

All 1995 and older non-exe,pt vehicles, and all 1996 and newer non-exempt vehicles that have a gross vehicle weight rating over 8,500 pounds. 

Inspection Fee: $11

All non-exempt diesel-powered vehicles registered in the New York Metropolitan Area that have a maximum gross weight over 8,500 pounds. 

Inspection Fee: $25

Diesel Inspection Station

NYS Inspection Fee Chart 2022

Source: dmv.ny.gov

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Summary

Something that many of our customers ask is how to best get their car ready for an inspection. The best way to prepare your car or truck is to keep up with regularly scheduled maintenance. Follow the service interval recommendations found in your owner’s manual, and don’t let issues build up.

 

Customers often don’t realize that the cost of the New York State safety and emissions inspections has to be paid every time you test. The total cost can go up a lot if a car needs to be inspected multiple times.  Owners can save themselves time, money, and headaches if they don’t need to worry about whether or not their car or truck will pass the New York State inspection.

 

If you have any doubt, you can always bring your vehicle in for a pre-inspection check. We at TLC Auto & Truck Repair Service Center can help get your car or truck ready for inspection so that it will pass the first time.

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  1. Funny Last week I had my 2021 Buick Envision NYS inspected.Total coast $10.00 Today I had my 2011 Chevrolet Silverado Lt inspected at another dealership Total Cost $21.00 WHAT was different?

    1. Thanks for your comment, Mark. It was probably either due to a different categorization of your car or the second one included an emission inspection as well.

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