necessary to protect our community and its motor vehicle operators.
Imagine a vehicle that hadn't been serviced for many years traveling on the
same roads that you intend to use. That operator will tell you that
his vehicle is safe, but as they say, in the big guy we trust ... I
expect all others to provide proof, only then can I truly feel safe. In short, it's your safety and
the safety of your family that we are talking
Any vehicle has a three
(3) month window to complete its inspection beginning 3 months prior to
its expiration. If your window sticker
has a 2 for February on it, for example, you can schedule an inspection to obtain the
next years stickers anytime in the months of December, January and February.
Procrastination, or waiting to the end of February, is never a good
idea. For example, say you scheduled an appointment in December
(again your #2 sticker expires at the end of February), and the inspector determines that you need
a front end alignment, new front tires (because of the prior poor or misalignment), a new tie rod end, and your exhaust system is leaking.
We at Lehman's will report these items to you, and will also provide you an
estimate to perform these services free of charge. The advantage
that you now have, because you didn't procrastinate, is
that you can take the car where ever you'd like to perform the services
that you require. Remember that your present inspection sticker is
still good until February. This advise maybe able to save you some money
as you may want to perform some of these services on your own, and more importantly, it will keep you out of trouble. If you do your own work, believe me, it will be better to
work on your car in December rather than in February, speaking weather wise.
Please keep in mind the
very best time to schedule an inspection is in the middle of the
month. It seems like everyone procrastinates ... waiting to the last
possible moment to get their car inspected. The result is a back
load and the end of each month, as well as completion of major repairs
into the beginning of each month. No one ever wants to be without
their vehicle for a couple of day, so planning ahead is always better than
having to react at the last minute. Plan your maintenance and you'll
be a great hero to everyone concerned.
Just in case your wondering, there are significant fines for expired
inspection stickers and you're still going to have to get the necessary
repairs done if you plan to get that vehicle back on the road
legally. Please, don't press an expired inspection
issue, as you may not expect to get caught, but our communities finest are
trained to find individuals that try to skirt the system. Regular
inspection checks are everywhere and officers of the law are not lenient
on this matter. Remember,
their number one job is to protect our community first. Never ever
manipulate your inspection stickers - the penalties are extremely harsh -
just don't go
If you ever need help
because of some sort of problem, or issue, or you're just not sure, please
do not hesitate to call.