Originally Posted by chef2sail
Yes, but that is left up to the states indigually and there are many variations. Some like Alaska, Montana, Texas....there is little real inspection except brakes. Some like Pa, MD California it is more extenisve (snippage)
Paulo and Dave, I don't know about other states, because I've only owned cars here in California, but I can tell you with 100% certainty that California does NOT have ANY mandatory inspections for private cars, light trucks or motorcycles, other than for emissions (Smog Check). As far as commercial vehicles go, large trucks have to stop at Calilfornia Highway Patrol truck inspection stations, but even that is usually a simple weigh-in, not an operational inspection.