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
Car crashes are a leading cause of death for children 1 to 13 years old in the United States. The best way to protect them in the car is to put them in the right seat, at the right time, and use it the right way.
There are so many car seat types and models, how do you know...more
The rate of fatal crashes is 31 percent lower for motorcycles equipped with optional
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Did you ever get a rejection sticker on your car's inspection? Keeping your car safe can be expensive.
I have an older car, 2000 Acura with 180,000 miles on her. The car has been paid off for years and I certainly don’t miss making monthly payments. So the other day I’m getting my oil changed and the mechanic mentions that my car won’t pass inspection because of a bad tire. Not to mention my car mirror got knocked off by some hit and run jack wagon.
Now I gotta get the tire fixed and a new side mirror. $145 for the tire installed and balanced and $125 for the mirror. $270 bucks to pass the inspection! I’m all for driving safe a safe car but $270 is a lot of money.
My frugal brother heard about my car inspection situation and suggests visiting a Junk Yard. So I did , and to my surprise I was able to acquire a used tire and side mirror assembly for $90. The best part of my story is that I was able to find a mirror with the exact same color as my car! SCORE!
We’re well into summer driving season, which means higher gas prices. As of July 29th, Gasbuddy reported average gas prices at $3.63 per gallon for regular unleaded fuel. That is up 13 cents from a month ago and up 15 cents from one year ago. With the added expense and all the extra drivers on the road, it can be beneficial to be more aware of your driving habits. Even if you’ve already invested in a hybrid vehicle, there are a few simple steps that you can take to get the most out of your gas.