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Originally Posted by WNCGoater View Post
A few years back, NC enacted yearly emissions inspections. They exempted cars beyond a certain age, commercial vehicles, and diesels. And so, the question begs, why have the inspections? The newer gas cars aren't the ones spewing into the air. It's the older, poorly tuned, missing pollution control devices, and diesels. I believe it was done away with the last couple years.
Older (pre '96) cars don't have an OBDII test port to plug into so emission testing requires expensive testing equipment rather than just "plugging in". The other reason is there are fewer of those vehicles in everyday use.
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