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Old 04-15-2008, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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Default NC Car Inspection Costs

Is 30 dollars a standard fee everywhere, or is this something that needs to be shopped?
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Old 04-15-2008, 09:28 AM
 
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Yes, the price is the same everywhere
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Old 04-15-2008, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Downtown Raleigh, NC
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Technically, $30 is the maximum allowable fee for the emissions+safety inspections (including the cost of the sticker) in the 48 NC counties that require both types of inspections. That means that, 'technically', you might encounter inspection stations that charge less than $30, but don't hold your breath until you find one.

Info from the horse's mouth and a full fee breakdown can be found here: NCDOT Division of Motor Vehicles: Emissions Fees
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Old 04-15-2008, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Apex, NC
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$30 is not bad. In Virginia it was $27 for the emissions inspection (still using the old tail pipe method) and $15 for the Safety inspection and that was 3 years ago so who knows what it is now.
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Old 04-15-2008, 02:09 PM
 
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We also paid $ 30 for the inspection. It seems it is preety much same everywhere in RTP.
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Old 04-15-2008, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Southeast US
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I've always paid the same no matter where I went for inspection. I finally started going to the dealership. The inspection is the same price, and I get free sodas and coffee.
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Old 04-15-2008, 06:59 PM
 
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Thirty bucks for a 2005 and under $10 for a 1995. I don't think the older one needed emission testing.
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Old 04-15-2008, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Taylors, SC
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Are they really strict on the inspections?
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Old 04-16-2008, 06:55 AM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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Are they really strict on the inspections?
It appears so - I am a new state resident, but I've read many threads on this board about $250 fines if you miss your inspection by 4 months, or something like that, when you go to renew your registration. This guy isn't taking any chances.
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Old 04-16-2008, 07:50 AM
 
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Be sure to replace your wiper blades as they always love to ding you on this so you will buy their overpriced blades right then and there in order to get your sticker.
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