10 weeks ago
McG........Certainly, those methods have been used in the past to get around the emissions part of the inspection. But No. Carolina has really cracked down in recent years and the inspection "station" that passes a vehicle that in fact (really would have failed).......they get fined and lose their right to any longer do State Inspections.
Even if they "pass" window tint that is in fact (too dark), per State standards.......if later on, that car/truck is stopped and they use the meter to determine......oooops, your window "tint" is too dark. They will go back and fine the inspection station that "passed" the car/truck illegally.
While it`s a pain for many of us, indeed No. Carolina is and has been more aggressive in seeking money for the State than say......for instance, So. Carolina that ignores "clapped out" trailers with no tail or brake lights working and does not even tax them.