What color is your NYS Inspection sticker? If it is not red, it might be expired.

Every car, truck, motorcycle and trailer registered in New York State needs an inspection once a year.  We do very thorough inspections, and will even alert you of potential hazards on you vehicle, even if they are not NYS Inspection items. Performing a thorough inspection is important to us; we have friends and family out on the road and want to make sure we are doing our part to ensure the safety of all motor vehicles in the area. We do not believe in “slapping on” a NYS inspection sticker; it is illegal and in the end it does not benefit anyone or the safety of those using our roadways.

Learn more about the importance of New York State Vehicle Inspections from the NYS DMV

NYS Inspections Offered

  • Vehicles
  • Motorcycles
  • Trailers

New Tint Regulations

As of January 1, 2017, New York State Inspections include window tint regulations. Any vehicle that does not pass the tint tests as listed below will not pass NYS inspection.

1992 and newer vehicles

  • Any part of windshield below top six inches must allow minimum 70% VLT
  • Front side windows must allow minimum 70% VLT
  • If the vehicle is classified as a “passenger car” (found after “Type” on EPA sticker), any and all side windows to the rear of the driver’s seat must allow minimum 70% VLT
  • If the vehicle is classified as a type other than a “passenger car” (i.e. “MPV” “Truck” “Bus” etc.) side windows to the rear of the driver’s seating area are exempt from inspection
  • If vehicle is not equipped with dual side mirrors, rear windshield must allow minimum 70% VLT
  • If vehicle IS equipped with dual side mirrors, rear windshield can be as dark as it wants to be

1991 and older vehicles

  • Any part of windshield below top six inches must allow minimum 35% VLT
  • FRONT side windows must allow minimum 35% VLT
  • Side windows to the rear of the driver’s seating position are NEVER inspected on these vehicles
  • IF vehicle is not equipped with dual side mirrors, rear windshield must allow minimum 35% VLT
  • If vehicle IS equipped with dual side view mirrors, rear windshield can be black as night, apparently