New York State vehicle inspections which have lapsed since March have again been extended and will be valid through November 3. What does that mean for you?
Availability - Will you be able to quickly get an inspection when the extension suddenly expires? Inspection Stations are expecting an onslaught of drivers needing their vehicles inspected. The DMV is urging drivers to get their vehicles inspected even while the extension remains in place. We will do our best to work State Inspections into our daily schedule, but we recommend making an appointment as soon as possible. An unexpected number of inspections in a short period of time could also lead to inspection sticker shortages across all Inspection Stations, with shipments from the State often taking 7-14 days under normal circumstances. We have made sure our supply is adequate thru year-end!
Your Safety - This time has affected use and condition of vehicles. Those not driven can have implications, just as those vehicles with delayed maintenance or repairs. Wayne Bombardiere, Executive Director of the NY Association of Service Stations and Repair Shops stated a lag in inspections could mean more cars with safety issues on the roadways when they otherwise would have been flagged for repairs.
Unforeseen Repairs - Are you prepared for catch-up maintenance and repairs? We recommend keeping routine vehicle service intervals. Our "I-86 Vehicle Check-up" process helps prevent surprises at State Inspection time and also avoid costly breakdowns. With your vehicle condition info in hand prior to your Inspection expiration date, you can plan and budget for necessary repairs. Or have peace of mind that things look great!
We're open and following a safety plan to protect you. If you're not venturing out yet, we can also pick up/deliver your vehicle for you! I-86 is your partner in Auto Care.
Keeping you informed,
Ronda Whitford, Owner
I-86 Truck Repair & Auto Service
1739 Lindquist Drive
Falconer, NY. 14733