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Old 09-05-2008, 07:41 PM
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Location: Memphis - home of the king
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Okay, so I registered my vehicle when I moved here. But have heard nothing about inspection. So this is separate from registration, I suppose.

I live in Shelby County, but not in Memphis.

Please forgive my thickness, but I'm not sure where to go, what to do. Thanks for any help.
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Old 09-05-2008, 08:14 PM
 
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Since you don't live in the city limits, you don't have to fool with inspection. Had your car been registered inside the city, you would have been required to go through inspection prior to getting your tags.
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Old 09-05-2008, 09:32 PM
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Alleluia!

No fooling?
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Old 09-06-2008, 07:35 AM
 
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That's just one of the advantages of living in the county!
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Old 06-07-2010, 11:44 PM
 
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Do I have to do emissions test if i live in shelby county?
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Old 06-08-2010, 09:04 AM
 
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No. That's part of the inspection process that you are able to avoid. Occasionally there is some discussion about expanding the inspection process to include the county, but it never gets anywhere.

The city inspection process is a complete joke anyway. All they do is check emissions and verify that your lights and wipers work. There is no safety inspection at all....a death trap could pass as long as the lights all worked...
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Old 06-08-2010, 10:15 AM
 
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Little story here about one of probably VERY few times when city inspection actually performs like it was intended before it became almost entirely pollution control oriented -

I drive this very old car that should have been traded decades ago but am too emotionally attached to it. Anyway, you can't get parts for it, and a rubber bushing rotted out that operates the windshield wipers. So the wipers didn't work and no way to get them working, period. And so it wouldn't clear city inspection and would then be undriveable legally and as a practical matter.

I would have sold the car at that point and turned down several offers, simply because no way to get the wipers working and to pass inspection.

Finally I ran across this machinist who had access to CNC equipment and to my surprise he could actually turn rubber on a lathe and reproduce exactly the part I needed to original specs.

You cannot imagine my relief when at the inspection station they said "turn on the wipers" and the darn things actually worked. "Congratulations, you passed" never sounded so good..

Funny, but it's an '87 and also sails right on through the emissions testing with almost zero readings...
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Old 06-08-2010, 10:21 AM
 
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They weren't very safety oriented even back in the 60s. I drove through in a Dodge with a brake that was grabbing. During the brake test (remember those!) the car went about 45 degrees sideways...but it passed anyway! At the same time my Dad's Dodge, which was in perfect condition, failed because one of the license plate lamps was out...
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