A car with a cracked windshield may pass inspection. However, this depends on the state where the car is inspected and the severity and location of the crack in the windshield.Know More
For example, according to the Virginia State Police, a car fails inspection if the crack is located above the 3-inch line at the bottom of the windshield and is bigger than 1.5 inches in diameter or if there are multiple cracks that extend at least 1.5 inches from the same point. A car also fails if the crack weakens the windshield so badly that a piece moves.
The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission indicates that a cracked windshield no longer automatically means the car fails its inspection, but New Jersey law enforcement can ticket the vehicle for "failure to make necessary repairs."Learn more about Car Parts & Maintenance
Car owners who maintain up-to-date and consistent maintenance on their vehicles will most likely pass a smog inspection, according to Philip Reed of Edmunds. Some additional tips to help drivers improve the condition of their vehicles include keeping tires properly inflated, changing the oil often enough to clear dirty oil from the crankcase and using fuel additives to clear possible clogs in the fuel injector.Full Answer >
Small scratches on a windshield can be removed by the following these steps: determining the type of the scratch, purchasing the right glass repair kit, cleaning and applying a rubbing compound to the windshield and allowing the compound to dry. While this procedure is applicable to oxidation marks and small scratches, major scratches on a windshield should be handled by a professional to ensure that further damage does not occur.Full Answer >
Removing a sticker from a windshield requires using a material to soften the adhesive and scraping it off with a straight-edge blade. There are several ways of doing so, such as using a razor blade with glass cleaner, commercial products or even peanut butter.Full Answer >
While requirements vary by state, to pass a state vehicle inspection, a car must be free of leaks, have working brakes and acceptable car emissions levels. All parts related to safety must be in good working order. Fluids and oils required to keep the car running smoothly must be at the proper levels. Brake pedals and linings should show no signs of wear, and the parking brake must work.Full Answer >