PA State Inspection & Emissions Testing - Now Inspecting June, July, & August


AutoExpress is an official PennDot Inspection Station. Pennsylvania requires vehicle safety inspections to ensure that vehicles are maintained for safe operation. Safety Inspections can prevent vehicle failure on the highways and crashes that may result in injuries or death.

PA State Inspection Requirements:

The following vehicles must undergo safety inspections:
  • Passenger cars and light-duty trucks.
  • Medium- and heavy-duty trucks.
  • Buses, including school buses.
  • Recreational, utility, and semi-trailers.
  • Motorcycles.
  • Street rods.
  • Specially constructed and reconstructed vehicles.
  • Vehicles with alternative fuel systems and controls.
  • Additionally, vehicles with sun-screening devices must have those devices inspected.

Emissions Inspection Requirements:

Pennsylvania's emissions inspection program was customized to meet specific regional air-quality issues and improvement goals while focusing on customer convenience. A great deal has been done to improve air quality in Pennsylvania; however more vehicles on the road and more miles being traveled are offsetting this progress. Vehicle emissions inspections are part of Pennsylvania's plan to clean the air and keep it clean in the future.

Your vehicle must undergo an emissions inspection annually. Your registration renewal card will remind you when it's time to have an emissions test.

Within required counties, all gasoline-powered cars, vans, light duty trucks require testing if they:
  • Are model year 1975 and newer.
  • Weigh up to 9,000 lbs.
  • Inspection Exclusions & Exemptions

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