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Definition of Emission/Safety Inspections



EMISSION/SAFETY INSPECTION: Many states have programs that require an annual or bi-annual review of a car’s exhaust (or emission) systems to see if unacceptable levels of pollutants are being released. Safety inspections (which vary by state) might look at brakes, seat belts, tires, windshield, lights, suspension, etc.

Also Known As: annual inspections, emissions test, safety test
Don't buy vehicles that can't pass their annual emission or safety inspections.

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