RU due? As 2018 comes to a close, there is a chance you may need to get your vehicle inspected! For quite some time, when it comes time for inspection your vehicle had to undergo both an emissions test and a safety inspection. With new changes from lawmakers in North Carolina, things are about to change and can even help you save a little money.
Vehicle emission tests are performed to ensure all vehicles on the road are performing safely and emitting the least amount of pollution possible. This test along with safety inspections are needed to renew a car’s registration. Beginning Dec. 1, 26 counties will no longer be required to conduct vehicle emissions tests, although they will still require vehicle and safety inspections. After final removal from the Environmental Protection Agency, these counties will no longer have the state’s inspection and maintenance program.
Senate Bill 131 was approved in 2017 by the General Assembly, and the change is happening in parts of North Carolina due to improvements to air quality made by the state. The Division of Air Quality stated that no longer requiring these emission tests will have no impact on air quality or interfere with the status of National Ambient Air Quality Standards.
The counties affected will include: Brunswick, Burke, Caldwell, Carteret, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Craven, Edgecombe, Granville, Harnett, Haywood, Henderson, Lenoir, Moore, Nash, Orange, Pitt, Robeson, Rutherford, Stanly, Stokes, Surry, Wayne, Wilkes and Wilson.
Yes, that’s true, these changes directly affect Wilmington! So if you are due for an inspection, be sure to contact Performance Auto Specialists today! We can have you in and out in no time!Tags: inspections, vehicle emissions test, vehicle inspection