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The vehicle inspection program in New Jersey has made changes in recent years that many people may not know about. Some of these important changes were made to commercially registered vehicles as well. If you’re unsure whether your vehicle has a commercial registration, check your registration card and look for the “registration code 11”. The license plate of the vehicle will also begin with an “X” if it is commercially registered. These vehicles fall under different guidelines than regular passenger vehicles and here are a few of the important factors you need to know about the process.

When Is Your Safety Inspection Due?

Learn more about the requirements for your car to pass state inspections.The state of New Jersey requires annual inspections for commercially registered vehicles. DeBoer’s Auto is a New Jersey private inspection facility that does numerous safety inspections every day. Our team is required to keep up with the latest rules and regulations regarding commercial vehicle registrations and inspections to ensure compliance across the board. Some of the components of a safety inspection include looking at:


  • The glass
  • The lighting of the vehicle
  • The brakes
  • The tires
  • The steering and suspension
  • Other components

Emissions Requirement Testing

An emissions test is also necessary for commercial vehicles. The actual requirements can vary depending on the weight of the vehicle and whether it’s gasoline or diesel-powered. We will make notes during our inspection of which category your commercial vehicle falls under to ensure the proper requirements are met. The good news is our customers aren’t required to keep up with the various standards, and our experts know exactly what to look for and test during the inspection process.

DeBoer’s Auto Offers Quick And Reliable Inspections

All our customers need to know is when their annual inspection is due, which can be found on the registration card or sticker. We understand taking time out of your busy day to get your commercial vehicle inspected can be a burden. This is especially true when you have multiple commercial vehicles in your fleet that may have annual inspections due at the same time. Our goal is to provide the most accurate and thorough inspection as quickly as possible so you can be back on the road.

Trustworthy, reliable and quick commercial vehicle registrations are just one of the many services we provide at DeBoer’s Auto. By properly maintaining and assessing your commercial vehicle regularly, you can extend the life of your vehicle and always ensure you comply with New Jersey regulations. If your commercial vehicle is due for an inspection soon, schedule your appointment with us today.


Bill DeBoer

Written by Bill DeBoer

William J. DeBoer (Bill Jr.) is Co-owner and Vice President at DeBoer’s Auto. As the company’s General Manager, Bill has been responsible for bringing innovations in daily operations to the full-service, high-tech auto repair facility for 20+ years. Passionate about computers from an early age, Bill’s interest in technology gravitated to cars while he was in college. By obtaining a Certificate in Automotive Technology followed by a B.S. in Business Management from Penn State, Bill was able to fuse his interests into a car technology specialization and join the family business shortly thereafter.