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INSPECTIONS & EMISSIONS

Some states require regular safety inspections and/or emissions inspections on cars and trucks. At Fnesco Car Care Center, we are well-equipped and trained to perform these inspections. Our technicians can also perform multi-point inspections on your vehicles as needed.

These are some of the inspection services we offer.


State Safety Inspection
What Constitutes a State Safety Inspection? Briefly, A State Safety Inspection Checks the Condition and Operation of Safety Related Vehicle Items.

  • 1. Tires and Wheels.
  • 2. Brakes and Brake System.
  • 3. Glass.
  • 4. Lights, Brakes, Turn, Parking, and Headlamps.
  • 5. Exhaust System Integrity and Mounting.
  • 6. Suspension and Steering Components.
  • 7. The Integrity of the Body and Frame of the Vehicle.
  • 8. Engine, Transmission, and Driveline Mountings.
  • 9. The General Handling and Roadability of the Vehicle while Driving.

Vehicle Emission Inspection
What Constitutes a Vehicle Emission Inspection? In Pennsylvania There Are Currently Four Different Emission Test Scenarios:

  • 1. The Standard Light Duty late Model, Post 1995, Test is a Computer Based Test Combined with a Visual Inspection.
  • 2. The Test for 1995 and Earlier Light Duty Vehicles is a Dynomometer Driving Loaded Test, Combined with a Visual Inspection.
  • 3. Heavy Duty Vehicles, GVWR 8,000 to 9,000 Pounds Undergo a Two Speed Idle Test Combined with a Visual Component.
  • 4. Finally, Vehicles Operated for Fewer than 5,000 Miles in a Calender Year are Given an Exemption. They get a Sticker and are Entered into the Computer, but, Undergo No Test.

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