New Jersey Motor Vehicle Inspection

New Jersey Motor Vehicle Inspection

NJMVC vehicle insoection changes

As of August 1st, 2010, the every two years passenger vehicle inspections will only requires an emissions check.

However, the is an exemption for vehicles four years old or newer will be given an additional year for a total of five years under the new 2010 NJMVC inspection changes by New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission’s Chief Administrator Mr. Raymond P. Martinez.

Mr. Martinez estimates that the change that was applied will provide an approximate annual savings of about $17 million to the New Jersey State inspection obligations.

The State of New Jersey now joins the existing 29 other States jurisdictions like Connecticut and California, in omitting the vehicle mechanical inspections in bi-annual vehicle checks.

Motorists should continue to take full responsibility in conducting regular maintenance of their vehicles, even more so now that the NJ MVC is not requiring fully mechanical vehicle inspection.

With the new changes there are also some vehicles with inspections exemptions, which are listed below under (N.J.A.C. 13:20-7.2):

1. Historic motor vehicles
2. Collector motor vehicles
3. Approved Collector Vehicles which are less than 25 years old
4. 100% Electric vehicles
5. Motorcycles
6. Motorized bicycles
7. Farm tractors and traction equipment
8. Farm machinery and implements
9. Fire trucks having a GVWR of more than 8,500 pounds
10. In-transit construction equipment
11. Diesel-fueled motor vehicles having a GVWR of 10,000 pounds or more that are
required to be inspected by the owner or lessee
12. Omnibuses which are subject to inspection by the Commission‘s Commercial Bus
Inspection and Investigation Unit
13. School buses which are subject to inspection by the Commission‘s School Bus
Inspection Unit
14. Tactical military vehicles operated on Federal installations within this State
Contractor equipment in transit
15. All diesel powered vehicles model year 1996 and older that are plated passenger,
not for profit, governmental, commuter van , farmer or farm truck except buses.
16. All diesel powered vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) 8,501 to
9,999 that are plated passenger, not for profit, governmental, commuter van,
farmer or farm truck except buses.

For more information on how to take proper care of your vehicles with regular maintenance, which includes oil changes, tire checks, tire rotations and replacements, brake checks and repairs and any general tune ups that will keep a vehicle running safely, please see the NJMVC or NJDEP website, which runs an inspections campaign designed to educate vehicle owners about the importance of vehicle maintenance and servicing vehicles before and after a visit to the NJMVC Inspection station.

That is all for now on New Jersey State vehicle’s inspections and as always please drive for yourself and each other.