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Old 04-06-2008, 06:21 PM
 
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How often do you need to have your vehicle inspected in Georgia? Once every year?
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Old 04-06-2008, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Norman, OK
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Every year during the month of your birthday. It's $25.
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Old 04-06-2008, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Avery Ranch, Austin, TX
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How often do you need to have your vehicle inspected in Georgia? Once every year?
The inspection in the ATL metro is for emissions...no mechanical testing is required(resulting in the oft-seen dead headlight or tail light on many vehicles). Yearly, beginning with the third birthday of the vehicle--required to renew tags.
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Old 04-07-2008, 05:46 AM
 
Location: Norman, OK
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The inspection in the ATL metro is for emissions...no mechanical testing is required(resulting in the oft-seen dead headlight or tail light on many vehicles). Yearly, beginning with the third birthday of the vehicle--required to renew tags.
I didn't realize that. I think the inspection place I go to checks my headlights, etc as well though.
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Old 04-07-2008, 06:07 AM
 
Location: Marietta, GA
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I didn't realize that. I think the inspection place I go to checks my headlights, etc as well though.
Nope. You only need an emissions check if your car is between 3 and 25years old. Not sure why you get a pass beyond 25, but I'm sure the % of those cars on the road is small.

Coming from a state with a VERY strict inspection regime, you can tell the difference on the roads in GA. Junker cars with cracked windshields, bald tires, poor brakes, and parts falling off or held on with duct tape would never be seen on the roads in other states as they are in GA. The theory here is that the cops will stop those cars and ticket them, but I seriously doubt that ever happens.
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Old 04-07-2008, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Avery Ranch, Austin, TX
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I didn't realize that. I think the inspection place I go to checks my headlights, etc as well though.
Indeedy, when I was growing up in South Carolina, we had pretty strict mechanical inspections, including brakes, wipers, headlights, etc. They even checked the 'aim' of the headlights...now, THAT would be a blessing in ATL.

Unfortunately, SC dropped the program since it cost so much to police the corruption that was rampant at the testing stations. They just gave up. Can you imagine the 'underground industry' that would exist in ATL if we tried to enforce the mechanical inspections of the junkers and boy racer toys out there?

Of course, the ATL program has very little to do with air quality...it's mostly about getting federal highway dollars.
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Old 04-07-2008, 08:21 AM
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Of course, the ATL program has very little to do with air quality...it's mostly about getting federal highway dollars.

Federal Highway dollars are at risk if the air quality gets too bad.
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Old 04-07-2008, 08:22 AM
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Make sure your "check engine" light is not on. If it is, you fail.

Make sure you have a gas cap and it seals properly. They check that.
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