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Old 08-21-2008, 12:58 PM
 
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My car failed for inspection for having a hole in the manifold exhaust. I got it fixed yesterday but I'm being told by my father that if I take it back to inspection they won't accept it because I don't have a reciept from the mechanic who fixed it. He said that I'll need proof that a certified person fixed my car for this semi-serious problem.

Is this true or can I just go and get my damn car a passing sticker? I dont want to wait another 5 days for my mechanic to get back form vacation.
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Old 08-21-2008, 01:41 PM
 
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Ive heard of that too. I think you do need receipt, but not sure. Just go there and see. NJ inspections are so corrupted - all to make money..
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Old 08-21-2008, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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this is dumb, what if you fixed it yourself? do you need to be certified to replace or patch a muffler? just print something official looking and scribble PAID CASH on it.
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Old 08-21-2008, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Central New Jersey
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Need a receipt for this or proof that someone certified inspected the car and it was fixed.
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Old 08-21-2008, 01:51 PM
 
Location: High Bridge, NJ
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My car failed for inspection for having a hole in the manifold exhaust. I got it fixed yesterday but I'm being told by my father that if I take it back to inspection they won't accept it because I don't have a reciept from the mechanic who fixed it. He said that I'll need proof that a certified person fixed my car for this semi-serious problem.

Is this true or can I just go and get my damn car a passing sticker? I dont want to wait another 5 days for my mechanic to get back form vacation.
If the repair is considered to be an emissions related repair (I'm not really sure because you didn't provide enough detail) you need to either document that you purchased parts to fix the problem or you went to an emissions repair facility to fix the problem. A simple hole in an exhaust pipe (NOT the catalytic converter) shouldn't be considered an emissions problem, but rather a noise issue. In any event, who gets their car fixed and doesn't ask for a receipt? I would simply ask a person in the office to provide you with a copy of it just in case. Or you could go to Pep Boys, NAPA, Auto Zone, etc...and buy a 2' section of exhaust pipe for eight bucks or so, present THAT receipt, and just tell the inspector that you did the repair yourself.

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Ive heard of that too. I think you do need receipt, but not sure. Just go there and see. NJ inspections are so corrupted - all to make money..
Auto inspection in New Jersey is free...how are they making money?

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this is dumb, what if you fixed it yourself? do you need to be certified to replace or patch a muffler? just print something official looking and scribble PAID CASH on it.
You can perform any emissions related repair yourself. It's very clear if you bother to read the regs on the DMV website.
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Old 08-21-2008, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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it was a rhetorical question.
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Old 08-21-2008, 02:20 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Or you could go to Pep Boys, NAPA, Auto Zone, etc...and buy a 2' section of exhaust pipe for eight bucks or so, present THAT receipt, and just tell the inspector that you did the repair yourself.
My friend did this and he passed without any trouble.
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Old 08-21-2008, 02:46 PM
 
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Auto inspection in New Jersey is free...how are they making money?
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Not the private ones. Whitman's 're-organization' of the inspection industry has cost tax payers tons of money on the garbage that went into it.

See also EZ Pass system for similar issues.
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Old 08-21-2008, 02:52 PM
 
Location: High Bridge, NJ
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Not the private ones.
Hmmm...let's see. Pay $80.00 for a private inspection or get a free one from the state. Boy that's a toughie!

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Whitman's 're-organization' of the inspection industry has cost tax payers tons of money on the garbage that went into it.
Can't argue with you there.

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See also EZ Pass system for similar issues.
That's been fixed for a while. The sky is still intact, I assure you.
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Old 08-21-2008, 03:47 PM
 
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My car failed inspection today because of tinted windows. I have never gotten my car inspected in NJ before beacuse I just moved here from NY....is there any way I can pass without having to take the tint off my car? I have NEVER failed before in NY for tint.....it was soo insane I couldnt beleive it!!...If I take it to a private place will they pass me?
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