Inspection Sticker Change

By Greg Catlin

July 22, 2010 Updated Jan 4, 2006 at 3:40 PM EDT

It'll have a more exact expiration date, not just the month.
It used to be a hole was punched in the sticker showing the month you had you car inspected.
You had until the end of that month, the next year, to get another inspection.
But now, mechanics are supposed to be punching stickers indicating which part of the month the inspection was done.
For example, January 1st through the 10th, 11th through the 20th, and the 21st through the 31st.
You'll have to have your car inspected, a year later, before the end of that exact period.
Now, you'll have to watch the month, and which part of the month.
The state Department of Motor Vehicles says the change was made to spread out inspections during the month because, before, they usually piled up at the end of the month.

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