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Old 05-16-2006, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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How often does NC issue new metal vehicle tags now? What ever happened to the optional half-height city tags? I haven't seen a single one in years.
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Old 05-16-2006, 10:22 PM
 
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Do you have to smog your vehicle? If so, do you have to put in on the "treadmill" or just the sniffer?
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Old 05-16-2006, 10:29 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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Do you have to smog your vehicle? If so, do you have to put in on the "treadmill" or just the sniffer?
Not all counties require an emission test. Testing began in the high population counties and is being phased in every where else over a period of years. The one's that do test, use the probe, OBD II check and a visual inspection for tampering.

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Old 05-16-2006, 10:32 PM
 
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No treadmill yet. That checks for NoX which means longer you can go without replacing things.
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Old 05-16-2006, 11:09 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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CO and HC level testing only, at the moment.
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Old 05-16-2006, 11:13 PM
 
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That's good. New cars in California don't have to be done for 4 years I think. Then it is every other year. Same there?
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Old 05-17-2006, 12:00 AM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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That's good. New cars in California don't have to be done for 4 years I think. Then it is every other year. Same there?
The windshield sticker is good only for 1 year. The selling new car dealer will do the first inspection.
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Old 05-17-2006, 12:03 AM
 
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Windshield? Your laws are different? Please explain!
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Old 05-17-2006, 12:10 AM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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Windshield? Your laws are different? Please explain!
After your vehicle passes the annual inspection, the tech will affix an inspection sticker to the left bottom corner of your windshield indicating the date of inspection and who did it. How do they do it in CA?
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Old 05-17-2006, 12:25 AM
 
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After you pass inspection at smog station, it is electronically sent to DMV, then they will send your "tags" that you put on your license plate. Don't pass, no tags. Then every other year, you get a smog check in the mail. Although, every year you pay for your tags. That can run as high as $800 a yr I hear. Depends on car/truck and how much you payed, etc. My wife's 2006 Chevy Equinox will run $100 or $200 I think I saw. Each year it goes down. My Suburban is $100 and Daughter 2002 car is $100 or so also.

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