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Only two states have a dual system for vehicle inspections and New Jersey is one of those states. What it means is you can have your vehicle inspected at a private inspection facility (PIF) or a central inspection facility (CIF). There are a couple of differences you need to know to ensure you take your vehicle to the right facility. 

Options For New Jersey State Vehicle Inspections

DeBoer’s Auto gets a lot of customers who are moving to New Jersey with late-model vehicles that need to be inspected. Unfortunately, private inspection facilities like DeBoer’s Auto cannot perform inspections on late-model vehicles. The reason is when Governor Christie made his budget in 2008, he made it a requirement that all vehicles five-years-old and newer would only be eligible for inspection at a central inspection facility. So if your vehicle is five-years-old or newer, DeBoer’s Auto cannot legally complete the vehicle inspection.

Which Facility Can You Take Your Vehicle To?

The good news is if your vehicle is older than five-years-old, you can take it to any inspection facility, including DeBoer’s Auto. The benefit of doing so is you’ll receive the same great service customers come to expect from our facility. On the same hand, if you take your vehicle to a state inspection facility, you’ll get the same service you’d come to expect, including slow service and dealing with unhappy disgruntled employees. nj inspection 3

Bring Your Qualified Vehicle To DeBoer’s Auto For A State Inspection

Everyone at DeBoer’s Auto is upbeat, professional, and ready to assist you with your state inspection. We want to get your vehicle in and out as quickly as possible so you can be on your way. This is a much different approach compared to central inspection facilities, which go at their own pace and it’s mostly a slow pace. And the good news is if your vehicle fails inspection at DeBoer’s Auto, we have emission repair technicians on site to perform the repairs and get you a passing sticker without having to jump through hoops.

Just to recap the information, if your vehicle is five-years-old or newer, you must take your vehicle to a central inspection facility to complete the inspection. But if your vehicle is outside of this window, then you can take it to any shop that offers state inspections. We hope to be able to help you with your state inspection needs. If you have any questions about whether your vehicle qualifies to be inspected at a private inspection facility, feel free to contact us at any time and we will send you in the right direction.

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.