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How much is VA Emissions Inspection now?
Posted by: Ben2011 ()
Date: May 16, 2011 10:48PM

Hi How much is VA Emissions Inspection now? Does it cost more to get it inspected in a Shell gas station or small gas station( eg KC automotive)? Thanks

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Re: How much is VA Emissions Inspection now?
Posted by: ambienta ()
Date: May 16, 2011 11:51PM

Its 27 dollars anywhere you go. Couldn't you Google this?

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Re: How much is VA Emissions Inspection now?
Posted by: inspector ()
Date: May 17, 2011 07:25AM

ambienta Wrote:
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> Its 27 dollars anywhere you go. Couldn't you
> Google this?

No, apparently he couldn't.

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Re: How much is VA Emissions Inspection now?
Posted by: steve ()
Date: May 17, 2011 12:54PM

THE COST IS $28 AND THATS ANYWHERE. JUST LIKE STATE INSPECTION IS $16

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Re: How much is VA Emissions Inspection now?
Posted by: The cost is ()
Date: May 17, 2011 12:59PM

Three million dollars.

Austin Powers

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Re: How much is VA Emissions Inspection now?
Posted by: anon ()
Date: May 27, 2011 09:04PM

your first born child

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Re: How much is VA Emissions Inspection now?
Posted by: say ()
Date: May 27, 2011 11:01PM

Inspection fees are set by the State. The fees are the maximum that inspection stations are allowed to charge, but none of that money goes to the State. The inspection stations may offer discounts on inspections, or even do them at no charge, if they wish.

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Re: How much is VA Emissions Inspection now?
Posted by: Elliot S. ()
Date: May 28, 2011 12:32AM

I'd like to point out that car inspectors can be the the absolute rudest people.

The overweight guy with long hair at the Shell station on 123 in Vienna near Nutley has got to be the biggest prick on the planet. Hey bro, it's not my fault you didn't study in high school, now pass my car and stop it with the power trip.

I find that foreign inspectors are very nice. Maybe they have a stake in the business or they have just been taught to treat the customer with respect.

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Re: How much is VA Emissions Inspection now?
Posted by: Move On ()
Date: June 05, 2011 12:32PM

Don't like the place? Move on. Not rocket science

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Re: How much is VA Emissions Inspection now?
Posted by: JeepJeep ()
Date: June 19, 2011 08:48PM

Dulles Motorcars in Leesburg charges $17.50 for Va state inspection.

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Re: How much is VA Emissions Inspection now?
Posted by: Floyd ()
Date: June 19, 2011 09:24PM

It's still 10 dollars at Goober's filling station out on the highway.

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Re: How much is VA Emissions Inspection now?
Posted by: wnrsm ()
Date: June 19, 2011 09:47PM

For my first emissions test in VA, they put the car up on a dynamometer and run it at certain speeds. Idjits didn't know what this crazy-ass newfangled "traction control" was all about and I had to show them why the car kept shutting down on them.

Nowadays, they just hook up the computer to your '96/newer (OBD-2) car and let both of them idle for 5mins. Not even the worst of them can screw that up. They still have to vacuum test the gas filler cap despite the car's computers ability to detect and report an evaporative emissions system failure of that kind. Leave your gas cap off and watch the idiot light turn on.

It still costs $28 for a fraction of the work and a computer that never seems to be paid off. I did both inspections last Friday and heard a dial-up modem working in the background. That ancient computer has been there for a while.

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Re: How much is VA Emissions Inspection now?
Posted by: Jackie ()
Date: March 25, 2013 05:27PM

It's $28.

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Re: How much is VA Emissions Inspection now?
Posted by: Burke Brat ()
Date: March 25, 2013 06:58PM

Ben2011 Wrote:
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> Hi How much is VA Emissions Inspection now? Does
> it cost more to get it inspected in a Shell gas
> station or small gas station( eg KC automotive)?
> Thanks


Its the same price all over this area, you have to see if the Station can do Emissions, I can tell you that KC can only do Safety, they do not do Emissions. There are signs displayed at the front of the station/Garage 1 sign is Safety, One is Emissions. Most that do Emissions also do Safety.

Now if you Register outside of the Clean Air act areas, you don't need Emissions. west and South of Prince William.

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Re: How much is VA Emissions Inspection now?
Posted by: bro ()
Date: March 25, 2013 11:32PM

you should have just beat him up richie rich, after all they are all just uneducated pricks lol

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Re: How much is VA Emissions Inspection now?
Posted by: Greybeard ()
Date: March 26, 2013 12:16PM

wnrsm Wrote:
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> For my first emissions test in VA, they put the
> car up on a dynamometer and run it at certain
> speeds. Idjits didn't know what this crazy-ass
> newfangled "traction control" was all about and I
> had to show them why the car kept shutting down on
> them.
>
> Nowadays, they just hook up the computer to your
> '96/newer (OBD-2) car and let both of them idle
> for 5mins. Not even the worst of them can screw
> that up. They still have to vacuum test the gas
> filler cap despite the car's computers ability to
> detect and report an evaporative emissions system
> failure of that kind. Leave your gas cap off and
> watch the idiot light turn on.
>
> It still costs $28 for a fraction of the work and
> a computer that never seems to be paid off. I did
> both inspections last Friday and heard a dial-up
> modem working in the background. That ancient
> computer has been there for a while.

Sure, but it's years later and it's still a pittance. I haven't timed an emissions inspection, but regular inspection takes about 15 minutes per car, and is also price-capped. So the result is that a garage can't afford a real mechanic for them, and isn't making full $$$ out of that bay during the inspection, which is a disincentive to offering the service.

And the emissions process takes a lot more equipment, which ain't free.

Personally, I wish they'd RAISE the prices and thus hopefully encourage more garages to do 'em; result: shorter lines.

Re dialup: why would a garage pay for broadband to transmit a few KB/day? Most credit card POS terminals are still dialup for the same reason ("most" = "by raw numbers"; obviously WalMart and Giant and the like use broadband, but all those corner stores and one-man shops use dialup). The technology is good enough, nothing to sneer at.

Topic drift, gotta love it...

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Re: How much is VA Emissions Inspection now?
Posted by: wnrsm ()
Date: March 26, 2013 06:25PM

The topic was the price of the inspection, which was discussed in my post.

Most topics devolve into bullshit that often involves someone calling Gordon names. Funny you call me out about topic drift.

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Re: How much is VA Emissions Inspection now?
Posted by: vachick ()
Date: April 17, 2013 09:40AM

why answer smart ass

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Re: How much is VA Emissions Inspection now?
Posted by: David Quince ()
Date: May 29, 2013 06:43PM

Why is an emissions test needed for any vehicle less than five years old!! What a stupid requirement. All vehicles in this age range already have on-board emissions diagnostics. Also, why aren't emissions tests done at the same time one has one's normal inspection? I JUST had a vehicle inspection, now I have to have an emissions test too, for a two year car?! And they why people HATE government.

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Re: How much is VA Emissions Inspection now?
Posted by: Scott D ()
Date: May 29, 2013 08:35PM

You can do the emmissions when you get the saftey inspection IF your tags are up for renewal with-in 4 months. And emmissions are good for two years. So renew your tags for two years.

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Re: How much is VA Emissions Inspection now?
Posted by: Stabitha ()
Date: May 29, 2013 08:39PM

I have a friend in MD whose car was rejected because it had a crack in the plastic/rubber bumper cover. At first I thought some douch was just taking advantage of her but then she showed me in the inspection manual online.

Crazy!!!!!!

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Re: How much is VA Emissions Inspection now?
Posted by: fix'd that for you ()
Date: May 29, 2013 08:42PM

Stabitha Wrote:
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> I have a family member in MD whose car was rejected
> because it had a crack in the plastic/rubber
> bumper cover. At first I thought some douch was
> just taking advantage of her but then she showed
> me in the inspection manual online.
>
> Crazy!!!!!!

You have no friends.

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Re: How much is VA Emissions Inspection now?
Posted by: MD is tough ()
Date: May 29, 2013 11:08PM

Stabitha Wrote:
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> I have a friend in MD whose car was rejected
> because it had a crack in the plastic/rubber
> bumper cover. At first I thought some douch was
> just taking advantage of her but then she showed
> me in the inspection manual online.
>
> Crazy!!!!!!


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but if you read the manual, it should have indicated they inspect cars just once, at ownership transfer, so your friend wont have to get that car inspected again.

to the OP, where you go doesnt matter in terms of initial cost, but it could really matter in terms of annoyance and potential extra cost. the inspection bays, of some shops, are nothing more than cash cows. some inspectors will find the slightest thing to fail you for, but obviously offer to have said item fixed for an exorbitant fee. they fail you for a wiper blade, you could pay them $30 on the spot to fix, or go to autozone and buy a $5 blade and do it yourself, but thats an annoyance, and you have to go back to that same shop otherwise you pay the full inspection cost at another.

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Re: How much is VA Emissions Inspection now?
Posted by: Leaf owner ()
Date: May 30, 2013 06:08AM

Nothing! Ha!

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Re: How much is VA Emissions Inspection now?
Posted by: Jjj ()
Date: September 04, 2013 10:24AM

I believe he DID use the goggle machine and it took him HERE where there are smart asses like YOU to greet him instead of simply answering the question like everybody else did. Why do people think it is ok to be an ass like that? I am sorry at some point in your life people treated you like crap but you don't have to follow suit. Niceness is sorely underrated these days...


Aaaahhh. That felt good.

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Re: How much is VA Emissions Inspection now?
Posted by: Fact check 2 ()
Date: September 08, 2013 10:15AM

steve Wrote:
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> THE COST IS $28 AND THATS ANYWHERE. JUST LIKE
> STATE INSPECTION IS $16


Correct answer^

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Re: How much is VA Emissions Inspection now?
Posted by: svennestle ()
Date: September 08, 2013 02:18PM

"Nowadays, they just hook up the computer to your '96/newer (OBD-2) car and let both of them idle for 5mins."

how is that different from the past? your forgetting the gas analyzer hook up in the tail. nowadays STILL. the roller thing, that depends on car.

there are new instruments cheaper than VA state gas analyzer. but they do NOT come with the roller or gas cap bobby.

far as i know none of the "new tech" stuff sought or got approval for inspection use yet



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 09/08/2013 02:19PM by svennestle.

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Re: How much is VA Emissions Inspection now?
Posted by: svennestle ()
Date: September 08, 2013 02:20PM

safe to say they can prolly do without the rollers :)

just not a cost concern, not enough of it on the road to pay for the worry of, for small autos.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/08/2013 02:20PM by svennestle.

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Re: How much is VA Emissions Inspection now?
Posted by: Push start lover ()
Date: September 10, 2013 08:21AM

Elliot S. Wrote:
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> I'd like to point out that car inspectors can be
> the the absolute rudest people.
>
> The overweight guy with long hair at the Shell
> station on 123 in Vienna near Nutley has got to be
> the biggest prick on the planet. Hey bro, it's
> not my fault you didn't study in high school, now
> pass my car and stop it with the power trip.
>
> I find that foreign inspectors are very nice.
> Maybe they have a stake in the business or they
> have just been taught to treat the customer with
> respect.


How do you know he has the biggest prick on the planet you suck a lot of cock do you sweet cheeks?

If you like unclipped Indian cock just say so don't hide behind your passive aggressive posting. I'm sure you didn't say anything to the mean American inspector to his face, did ya?

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Re: How much is VA Emissions Inspection now?
Posted by: Crime Corrector ()
Date: April 02, 2014 08:25AM

to push start lover
you really should leave elliot s. aloane because im pretty sure you are a back seat cock sucker so butt out bitch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: How much is VA Emissions Inspection now?
Posted by: Crime Corrector is a tard ()
Date: April 02, 2014 08:42AM

Crime Corrector Wrote:
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> to push start lover
> you really should leave elliot s. aloane
> because im pretty sure you are a back seat cock
> sucker so butt out bitch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


It took you 7 months to come up with this comeback? You are a pathetic loser.

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Re: How much is VA Emissions Inspection now?
Posted by: ben steelings ()
Date: April 02, 2014 11:46AM

ok i didn't know new cars very rarely fail and

old cars practically don't count (too old, or tended, or spent > $500, too few on road anyhow)

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i didn't know handhelds can test exhaust but regs ignore this and require the "big machine" waste of time

hello anybody in there ?

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Re: How much is VA Emissions Inspection now?
Posted by: Ludwig ()
Date: April 02, 2014 12:27PM


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Re: How much is VA Emissions Inspection now?
Posted by: Ludwig ()
Date: April 02, 2014 12:30PM


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Re: How much is VA Emissions Inspection now?
Posted by: you are the loser ()
Date: April 03, 2014 07:54AM

ok well not every body has time to sit around the house on the computer so get up and exercise you overweight piece of shit. So crime corrector, stop contributing to america's overweight population

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Re: How much is VA Emissions Inspection now?
Posted by: Hcmck ()
Date: April 03, 2014 02:19PM

stop trying to put biodiesel in your pinto

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Re: How much is VA Emissions Inspection now?
Posted by: LxkJJ ()
Date: April 03, 2014 02:22PM

your mechnice said "your way past maint schedule it will damage the car for just refill"

and you said no

now you complain you don't pass inspection it costs too muchy

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go figure

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Re: How much is VA Emissions Inspection now?
Posted by: PG ()
Date: April 13, 2014 08:33AM

Don't be an ass, with your responses. If someone asks, it's because they don't know, not because they want an asshole response from you.

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Re: How much is VA Emissions Inspection now?
Posted by: TBill ()
Date: April 13, 2014 11:02AM

Our 06 Prius is exempt from emissions testing...but later models are not exempt...next time I go over to Springfield Auto Care, I should ask the inspection guy if any other vehicles are exempt...

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Re: How much is VA Emissions Inspection now?
Posted by: $21 ()
Date: May 06, 2014 08:42AM

21

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Re: How much is VA Emissions Inspection now?
Posted by: $21 ()
Date: May 06, 2014 08:42AM

21

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Re: How much is VA Emissions Inspection now?
Posted by: Dlee333 ()
Date: November 13, 2014 02:42PM

You can find lots of coupons for $5 off so if the inspection price is a concern you can reduce it that way. There are also Groupon deals that allow you to buy an inspection for $8 but I have never tried that so I'm not sure how it works. Hope that helps.

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