Does a 21 year old car need an emission inspection in new york state?
Yes, all New York state vehicles must pass a vehicle inspection in order to be driven legally. The vehicle must meet the requirements for the year that the vehicle was manufactured as well as a safety check.
You can be ticketed by the police if your car inspection is out of date and you are seen driving or parked on the road. Rules for safety inspections vary from state to state, however. In some states you simply get an inspection sticker for whatever month you get inspected so it effectively just extends your deadline a month for the following year.
The inspection process Make sure you have all necessary documentation - driver license, registration, proof of insurance - with you. Photocopy, fax, e-mail or online registration receipts are unacceptable. Vehicles may be inspected up to two months in advance of the due date Check your windshield sticker for inspection due date. Registrations and inspections do not necessarily match The inspector will determine your car's engine type and prep it for testing The inspector will perform…