Absolute Auto Repair Center is both a State certified Inspection station and an authorized emission repair facility.
Why risk getting a ticket for a failed inspection. Come to Absolute Auto Repair Center and get it all done at once.
Massachusetts requires every vehicle registered in the state to have a current vehicle inspection sticker visibly displayed to be legally driven on state roadways. The vehicle check program is jointly administered by the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), and it consists of two parts:
You must complete a vehicle inspection if:
The vehicle inspection fee is currently $35.
Vehicles must undergo both safety and emissions inspections as part of the Massachusetts vehicle inspection program. This way, the RMV ensures that each vehicle on the road is in acceptable driving condition, does not pose a threat to other motorists, and is doing the least amount of environmental harm.
The vehicle safety inspection takes roughly 12 minutes to complete, and Absolute Auto Repair will look at 14 aspects on your vehicle, including:
MA Emissions InspectionThere are two different types of emissions tests for different vehicles: the on-board diagnostic test, and the opacity (or “tailpipe”) test.
On-Board Diagnostic TestThe on-board diagnostic emissions test (OBD) checks your vehicle’s computer communication system, Check Engine light, testing readiness, and engine and emissions control data, among others. The test takes about 3 minutes to complete.
Opacity TestThis test is used for diesel vehicles weighing more than 10,000 lbs. that are not equipped with on-board diagnostics systems.
Additional information regarding the emissions and smog check portion of the vehicle inspection program may be found on the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles emissions overview guide.
Annual motor vehicle inspections may be completed at any state-certified station.
Vehicle Inspection Failures and WaiversIf you fail any portion of the vehicle inspection—the safety inspection, emissions test, or both—a rejection sticker will be affixed to your windshield. You will have 60 days to successfully complete a retest after addressing the issues that prevented your vehicle from passing its initial inspection. However, you can still be pulled over and ticketed within this 60-day period (see “Safety Inspection Failure” below).
Depending on which portion of the vehicle check you failed, you may have to meet some additional requirements before your vehicle will pass its retest (see below).
Safety Inspection FailureWhile you have 60 days to complete the retest, it is illegal for you to drive a car that failed a safety inspection, which means that at any time you could be pulled over and issued a traffic ticket. You MUST have repairs done to your vehicle as soon as possible in order to avoid being ticketed.
Therefore, if you fail the safety test, you should:
There are no waivers for failing the safety test. If your vehicle can’t pass the safety test, you can’t register it.