Hey! Did you know driving your vehicle with an expired inspection sticker in Massachusetts is a moving violation? Find a local inspection station near you to get your vehicle inspected before it expires! Avoid fines and insurance surcharges!
Now Find Malden, MA Auto Body Shops on the MassInspectionStations.com website. A quick, complete and easy guide of all autobody shops in Malden.
We've added inspection stations from Haverhill, MA to the website.
Driving in Snow and Ice
We have seen many fender benders in the last week due to snow & ice and it isn't even technically winter yet. The best advice for driving in bad winter weather is not to drive at all, if you can avoid it.
Don't go out until the snow plows and sanding trucks have had a chance to do their work, and allow yourself extra time to reach your destination.
If you must drive in snowy conditions, make sure your car is prepared (TIPS), and that you know how to handle road conditions.
It's helpful to practice winter driving techniques in a snowy, open parking lot, so you're familiar with how your car handles. Consult your owner's manual for tips specific to your vehicle.
Driving safely on icy roads
Read the rest of these "Driving Safety Tips" from The Weather Channel
Q. How much is the annual inspection for a car in Massachusetts?
A. $29.00. Most stations only accept cash but some do accept credit cards.
Q. What is inspected during a car inspection in Massachusetts?
A. During a car inspection safety test, the inspector looks for or tests:
· Visual Overview
Q. Where is the closet inspection station?
A. Search on MassInspectionStations.com
Q. Where is the closest Emissions Repair Shop?
A. Search on MassInspectionStations.com
Does your inspection sticker expire November 30, 2013? Avoid fines and insurance surcharges by getting your car inspected before the end of November. Find an inspection station near you. On the North Shore Malden, MA Inspection Stations and Salem, MA Inspection Stickers. Or search more towns for Inspection Stations in Massachusetts.
LAB Motors is a State Registered Emission Repair shop in Marblehead, MA
LAB Motors LTD
14 Pond Street
Services: Emission Repairs, Foreign Car Repair Specialists
Nothing's a big deal in the summer. You break down? So what? It's a nice night out. Look at all those stars! But break down when it's minus jaw-freezing outside, and that's a different story. Since bad hoses, belts, water pumps and spark plug wires can leave you stranded in the winter, it's better to bite the bullet and fix them. It's better than spending the same amount of money after you've been sitting in your stalled car for three hours waiting for AAA. (Just kidding, Triple A! No one has ever had to wait three hours for one of your tow trucks, have they?)
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Before you do anything else, read your owner’s manual and follow the manufacturer’s recommended service schedules.
Get engine performance and drive-ability problems corrected — Hard starts, rough idling, stalling, diminished power, etc. Cold weather makes existing problems worse.
Replace dirty filters, such as air, fuel, and PCV. A poorly running engine is less efficient and burns more gasoline.
As the temperature drops below freezing, add a bottle of fuel deicer in your tank once a month to help keep moisture from freezing in the fuel line. Keeping the gas tank filled also helps prevent moisture from forming.
Change your oil and oil filter as specified in your manual — more often if your driving is mostly stop-and-go or consists of frequent short trips.
The cooling system should be flushed and refilled as recommended. The level, condition, and concentration of the coolant should be checked periodically. Do-It-Yourselfers proceed with caution: Never remove the radiator cap until the engine has thoroughly cooled!
The heater and defroster must be in good working condition for comfort and driver visibility.
Replace old blades regularly. If your climate is harsh, purchase winter blades to fight ice build-up. Stock up on windshield washer solvent — you’ll be surprised how much you use during the winter months.
Check your battery. The only accurate way to detect a weak battery is with professional equipment
Inspect all lights. Replace burned out bulbs; clean road grime from all lenses.
Exhaust fumes inside your vehicle’s cabin can be deadly. Have the exhaust system examined for leaks and problems while the vehicle is on a lift.
Worn tires are dangerous in winter weather. Examine tires for remaining tread life, uneven wearing, and cupping; check the sidewalls for cuts and nicks. Check tire pressure once a month, letting the tires “cool down” before checking the pressure. Rotate as recommended. Don’t forget to check your spare, and be sure the jack is in good working condition. Under-inflated tires or poorly aligned wheels makes your engine work harder and thus use excess gasoline.
Have your brakes checked periodically for safety and to prevent costly repairs that can be caused by neglect.
The transmission is often neglected until a major failure. Routine checks and fluid changes at prescribed intervals can prevent very costly repairs down the line.
Always carry an emergency kit with you: extra gloves, boots and blankets; flares; a small shovel and sand or kitty litter; tire chains; a flashlight and extra batteries; and a cell phone and extra car charger. Put a few “high-energy” snacks in your glove box.
Most experts say that wiper blades need to be changed every six to 12 months, though this depends both on weather conditions and on what the blades are made out of. Ordinary rubber blades have the shortest lifespan, halogen-hardened rubber blades last a bit longer, and silicone blades have the longest lifetimes of all, perhaps exceeding a year even under intense use. Of course they also cost more than ordinary rubber blades. (More)
Lampton, Christopher. "How long do windshield wiper blades last?" 14 July 2010. HowStuffWorks.com
Cars could fail inspection because of worn windshield wiper blades. Worn blades can also damage the windshield and be another reason for getting a rejection sticker during your cars annual safety inspection.
New! Lawrence, MA Inspection stations now listed on MassInspectionStations.com website
Here is a quick list of some things that could cause you to fail your car inspection and get a REJECTION sticker.
Bad Tie Rods
Bad Ball Joints
Hand Brake Not Working
Check Engine Light
Gas Cap Not Tightened
Head Lights Not Working
Directional Lights Not Working
Brake Lights Not Working
Bad Sway Bar Link
Horn Not Working
Think preventative maintenance!
Proper, routine car maintenance is vital to avoid major repair bills and keep your vehicle running reliably for many years. Whether you do the work yourself or hire a trained mechanic, our advice and tools will empower you to go the distance and save money along the way.
If your inspection sticker is expiring this month make sure you get on-time! As we have stated many times before driving with an expired inspection sticker is a MOVING VIOLATION in Massachusetts. Sign up for our inspection sticker reminder service. We will email you to remind you to get that inspection sticker!
Gears Transmissions, a well-known auto repair shop in Panama City, is proud to announce that they are starring in a reality TV show. Gears started on a local TV network and will soon be launched nationwide! More...
We have added inspection stations in Allston/Brighton, MA to our Database.
Think you know the rules of he road? See what you really know by taking this road rules and maybe learn something from it! http://www.boston.com/cars/gallery/roadrulesquiz
MassInspectionStations.com has launched a new reminder service for inspection stickers.
Saturday is the last day of the month to get your car or truck inspected if your sticker is expiring this month. Expired stickers are a moving violation in Massachusetts. Get caught and your insurance will no doubt increase. Find an inspection station near you at www.MassInspectionStations.com
We have added inspection stations from Hyde Park, Boston, MA to our Database.
Tire inspections between sessions should be used to remove all rubber pickup from the wheels and tire treads, as well as offer an opportunity to examine the tires for punctures or cuts that might lead to compound tearing or air pressure loss. The inspection should also confirm if each tire's tread compound splice (that runs perpendicular to the direction of travel across the tread area) has become visible....More
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Studded tires are permitted on vehicles in Massachusetts, but only from November 1 through April 30. Vehicles equipped with studded snow tires that are inspected between May 1 and October 31 should be rejected.
A common misconception is that you have to take your car to a dealer for maintenance and repair work to keep its warranty valid. In fact, not only can you take your car to an independent mechanic, but most car owners say they prefer those shops for repairs, often because they're less expensive than…More from the Worcester Telgram.com