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Old 08-24-2011, 09:57 PM
 
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I just moved to the Bridgeville area and will need to have my vehicle inspection done soon. Does anybody have any suggestions for a good mechanic? Thanks for any help.
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Old 08-24-2011, 10:10 PM
 
Location: Perry South, Pittsburgh, PA
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Take it anywhere you see the inspection sign. They all do the same thing.
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Old 08-24-2011, 10:12 PM
 
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Take it anywhere you see the inspection sign. They all do the same thing.
Mmm... sort of. There are those who take it seriously, and those who say "eh, it rolled in on its own power and all the lights work -- here's your sticker."
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Old 08-25-2011, 05:50 AM
 
Location: Perry South, Pittsburgh, PA
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And if you're sure of your car's condition, either is fine.
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Old 08-25-2011, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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I just moved to the Bridgeville area and will need to have my vehicle inspection done soon. Does anybody have any suggestions for a good mechanic? Thanks for any help.
I had prompt service from Craftmont Auto on Hope Hollow near Heidleberg last year.

If you have a pre-96 automobile, like I had, there is a limited number of places that can accommodate you on the emissions inspections because of the equipment needs, but they certainly can at Craftmont.
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Old 09-01-2011, 05:31 PM
 
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I took my wife's car and it failed for tire tread. Took the car home for 2 days while new tires were ordered and when we got them mounted the shop charged again for inspection. He said that state law mandates that if the vehicle leaves the property then it must undergo a full re-inspection. I can't seem to find this anywhere - is it true?
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Old 09-01-2011, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Perry South, Pittsburgh, PA
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Yes
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Old 09-01-2011, 06:00 PM
 
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I took my wife's car and it failed for tire tread. Took the car home for 2 days while new tires were ordered and when we got them mounted the shop charged again for inspection. He said that state law mandates that if the vehicle leaves the property then it must undergo a full re-inspection. I can't seem to find this anywhere - is it true?
I believe this is true. Of course, the guy is being a jerk by enforcing it. As previously mentioned, these mechanics can put on the rubber glove and go to town on your vehicle or glance at it and hand you the sticker. Ask around for someone that doesn't really care about it and is willing to hand you the sticker without checking out your vehicle. Trust me, there are plenty like that. It seems like every mechanic in the state does inspections. We shouldn't even have these things. I believe like 26 states dont even do inspections. I heard that New Jersey doesn't even do inspections anymore!
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Old 09-02-2011, 01:39 AM
 
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Ghelarducci's on McLaughlin Run & Baldwin St. My old employer used them a bunch for work vehicles, never a problem & honest folks. If I lived closer, I would use them for my own car.
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