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Old 01-21-2011, 05:20 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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"Official Inspection Stations" used to be pretty easy to find...most garages would do inspections. Has this changed?

I wish FL still had vehicle inspections. Some of the so called vehicles down here are flat out scary!
I know around here, many are doing away with the garages and going with the convenience stores. They're bigger money makers.
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Old 01-21-2011, 08:54 AM
 
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"Official Inspection Stations" used to be pretty easy to find...most garages would do inspections. Has this changed?

I wish FL still had vehicle inspections. Some of the so called vehicles down here are flat out scary!
It has changed some, most of the new car dealers give inspections for life so that puts the squeeze on the small shops. Also the shops don't really make anything on inspections, more hassle than it's worth. You can't make appointments for "inspections only" anymore because it used to be if you had one and got pulled over before your appointment date they were not supposed to cite you if you could show proof of the appointment.
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Old 01-21-2011, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Where my bills arrive
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If you live in Va., you have 30 days to change your tags to VA. tags...and you will get a Va. State Safety Insp. Each Insp.station abides by the Va. State Safety Inspection rule book.
True, but if your active duty military stationed in VA and the car is in your name only you don't have to switch plates. You will need a VA Inspection sticker if your from a state with inadequate/none existant inspections. The bases requrie this to get a base pass.
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Old 01-25-2011, 07:01 AM
 
Location: NW Orlando
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It has changed some, most of the new car dealers give inspections for life so that puts the squeeze on the small shops. Also the shops don't really make anything on inspections, more hassle than it's worth. You can't make appointments for "inspections only" anymore because it used to be if you had one and got pulled over before your appointment date they were not supposed to cite you if you could show proof of the appointment.
Yeah...I knew inspections weren't money makers but it was still a nice service to provide to their regular customers. My father used to get his vehicles done at the same place every year.
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