How long does a car inspection take in New York?

I live in New York and my car is due for an inspection. I work a lot and I'm worried I won't have time to get it inspected. How long will it take?

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Trying to fit a car inspection into a busy schedule can be difficult! Many auto repair shops or inspection sites have limited hours, making it hard to schedule an appointment if you work a lot.
That said, a car inspection typically only takes 30 minutes to an hour. Depending on your schedule, you could try to make an appointment for an exact day and time. Doing so may alleviate some of the stress of trying to get your vehicle inspected.
Another option would be visiting a site that offers walk-in appointments. If you unexpectedly have free time, drop in for an appointment. Some places that often offer walk-in services are Delta Sonic or Valvoline.
Keep in mind that your inspection is due by the last day of the month on your sticker. If your inspection is overdue and you get pulled over, you could get a ticket.
Since you are busy, consider using Jerry when you need to update or switch your car insurance. This app can collect quotes from up to 50 top insurance companies in seconds, saving you time and money.
Emily Maracle
Answered on Oct 25, 2021
Emily Maracle is a car insurance specialist living in New York. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she has a degree in English Literature and a background in customer service. She enjoys cooking, gardening, and living sustainably. In the future, she can't wait to upgrade to a hybrid or electric car.
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