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Old 07-08-2011, 09:42 PM
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I've gone 2-3 months more than once. Right now, there's a 6-month difference between the expiration of my registration and the expiration of my inspection. Fortunately, the only time I've been stopped here, my inspection was up-to-date.

Last time this came up in this forum, I learned how much bigger the fine is than the cost of the inspection.
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Old 07-08-2011, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Schertz, TX
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What? Wednesday? What does Wednesday have to do with anything?
...the 13th and you being superstitious and all.

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The grace period is 60 days, isn't it? Or so I heard.
5-days...

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And they REALLY need to institute 2-year inspection stickers.
I have a 2-year inspection sticker on mine... but it is new.
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Old 07-08-2011, 09:59 PM
 
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How much were the Arizona inspections? Well, then they need to institute OPTIONS.

1-year inspection is $18. 2-year inspection is $32. Or some sort of system like that.

Sigh. SO annoying, the way it's set up right now....and they don't really even "check" the important things in the car. It stinks of a revenue-generating scam to me, even though it's so cheap.

Haha. More of a time-wasting scam rather than revenue generation.

well they have that mandatory emissions testing in AZ that is an extra cost tacked on to the inspection -- just looked online and the emissions test alone for most cars in Phoenix is $27). And if memory serves (and mine is horrible) it was over $100 to get that 2-year sticker for two cars.

I just remember being really ticked because we were leaving in a few months.

Do agree with you that the inspections are a joke. In AZ all they cared about was the emissions....blinkers, BRAKES, bald tires....those were just minor details, but gawd forbid if your car had exhaust.
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Old 07-08-2011, 10:01 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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My husband is a little lazy about the stickers on the car. We've had them maybe 8 months expired before, maybe a little longer. He gets pulled over sometimes but he hasn't gotten a ticket in a few years, for stickers or anything else. The tickets that he has gotten, he gets the inspection or the registration and then it cost $10 court costs to get rid of the ticket. Those tickets are a lot less painful than the no seatbelt or speeding tickets.

Anyhow, you've got to renew the registration every year. You don't get extra months for going in later, like you do with the inspection sticker. Maybe you could get by with keeping the new sticker in your glove compartment and then if you get pulled over, just telling the officer that you renewed the registration but totally forgot to put the sticker on...would depend on the cop whether or not you got a ticket.
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Old 07-08-2011, 10:22 PM
 
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A friend of mine got pulled over in Shavano Park for being 2 months expired. Fortunately all she got was a warning provided she took care of it right away.
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Old 07-08-2011, 10:32 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, Tx
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I Went 3 years on the inspection and 2 years on the registration before I finally got pulled over. Between the time I got pulled over and my court date I traded the car in. The judge dismissed both.
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Old 07-08-2011, 11:32 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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Geez,...what's the point for this question,...trying to see how cool you can be by breaking the law, or just being too cheap to spend $15,...wait til they start doing the tail pipe check,...that's gonna be a real reality check on your pocket book,...
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Old 07-08-2011, 11:32 PM
 
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I went 2 years as well before I got a ticket on my way home by Hollywood Park police. There was several people in for the same thing only theirs was only expired a month or two. The judge was letting them all off. When it was my turn he said something to the effect that a month or two he could dismiss...but two years? I told him I hadn't been driving it for that long and he looked at me, shook his head and dismissed it. WHEW.
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Old 07-09-2011, 01:15 AM
 
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Hmm going on around 3 years.. I have a valid excuse
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Old 07-09-2011, 01:31 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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Hmm going on around 3 years.. I have a valid excuse
LOL. What is it? Is it a classic car?
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