How do I get a replacement inspection sticker in PA?

Asked By: Serapio Hohgrabe | Last Updated: 21st January, 2020
Category: automotive auto safety
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A simple process is required within five days to receive a replacement inspection sticker. Simply take your vehicle, old inspection sticker, insurance card and registration card to ANY state inspection station and they will issue a replacement sticker for a small fee, without vehicle re-inspection, while you wait.

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Similarly, you may ask, how do I get a replacement inspection sticker?

If the sticker is not usable, you can have your vehicle re-inspected or you can order a replacement sticker using the form Request for Replacement Inspection Sticker (PDF) (VS-118). Complete the form and mail it to the address on the form.

Also, what happens to my inspection sticker when windshield replaced? Yes, if possible. We will remove inspection stickers and other items affixed to your windshield and, if permitted by law, re-apply to the new windshield.

Likewise, how do I get a PA inspection sticker?

PennDOT now offers online ordering through its new Vehicle Inspection Database Information System. The authorized purchaser from the inspection station can process sticker orders online. There is a link to order the stickers and payments are directed through Pa. gov's secure Payeezy site.

Is there a grace period for expired inspection sticker in PA?

There is no "grace period" when a vehicle fails inspection. If a vehicle fails but still has a currently valid inspection sticker it can still be legally driven until that sticker expires. Pennsylvania law allows inspections to be performed up to 3 months ahead of time.

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What do I do if I lost my inspection sticker?

Take the police report you filed with local police and contact state police. A trooper will meet you, inspect your car and issue you a new sticker. “If the sticker is within one month of expiring, we won't replace it. You will need to go to a qualified safety inspection station.

Can police tell if your inspection is expired?

Normally the officer Will observe that your inspection is expired during the course of a traffic stop.

How much is a replacement inspection sticker?

The fee for a replacement inspection sticker is $2.

How much is a new inspection sticker?

Cost of Inspection
Inspection Type Amount You Pay At Station
One Year Safety $7.00
Two-Year Safety (new vehicles) $7.00
Commercial $40.00
Trailer / Motorcycle $7.00

How much is a replacement sticker?


1. What is the fee for a replacement registration sticker or registration card? The replacement fee is $22. This fee is subject to change annually based on the Consumer Price Index.

How do I get my car inspected?

Inspections are carried out by state operated inspection centers or by privately owned garages authorized by the state department of transportation. Check with your local DMV to see if you are required to get your car inspected. Buy your next used car with confidence.

What happens if I lost my car registration sticker?

Replacement Stickers
If the year sticker for your currently registered vehicle has been lost, stolen, mutilated, or is illegible, you must request a replacement sticker and pay a substitute fee. Submit a completed REG 156 and the fee to the address on the form or your local DMV office.

How much are PA inspection stickers?

At Tires Etc, our inspection costs $39.99. NOTE: Beware of "creative" price marketing. Many shops will offer a "$25 Inspection" just to then hit you with an additional $35 charge for the emissions test, or some similar pricing scheme.

Do PA inspection stickers have a chip in them?

New inspection stickers, made here, have security features aimed at blocking copiers. When you get your vehicle inspection sticker this year, it will feature a new tamper-resistant hologram and well as other "covert'' security features.

What is required for a PA car inspection?


Pennsylvania Inspection Requirements for Passenger Cars and Light-Duty Trucks
  • Suspension.
  • Steering.
  • Tires and wheels.
  • Brakes.
  • Electrical and lighting systems.
  • Defrosters.
  • Windshield wipers.
  • Speedometer and odometer checks.

How do I remove and replace inspection sticker?

How to Remove Inspection Stickers
  1. View the inspection sticker. Check for any pealing or bubbles on the side of the sticker.
  2. Use a box cutter, razor blade or a thin knife. If the inspection sticker is peeling, start at that corner.
  3. Run the blade under the sticker gently.
  4. Spray the windshield with Windex, Fantastic or another window cleaner.

How do you replace a windshield sticker?

  1. Window cleaner. Spray window cleaner on the sticker, use a razor blade to chip away at it, and pull the sticker up slowly.
  2. Rubbing alcohol. Apply rubbing alcohol to the sticker and wait a few minutes before peeling away from the glass.
  3. Goo Gone. Goo Gone's main purpose is removing stickers and sticker residue.
  4. Ice.
  5. WD-40.

What if it rains after windshield replacement?

We ask that you wait 24 hours after your windshield is replaced before going through a car wash. The chemicals and water pressure may affect the installation. Regular precipitation, such as rain, will not affect the sealant or cure time. In fact, water can speed the cure process.

How much do you tip a Safelite guy?

Guy did a quick job and did it good, so I tipped him $20 (paid for the windshield online with debit card).

Does Safelite replace side mirrors?


Safelite Windshield Replacement Trust America's auto glass experts at Safelite®. We have replacement mirrors to match any factory options including power, power folding, heated, turn signal, and towing side mirrors, and day-night or auto dimming rear view mirrors.

Why do they put tape on new windshields?

The purpose of the tape is to hold the windshield “up” so that it doesn't slip down on the still soft adhesive before it has time to cure and harden. Not all windshields are held in place by adhesive. Some are held by a rubber gasket that they fit inside. There's no need for tape on these.

Do you tip glass repair guy?

No tip. Reasons: you're already paying over premium to have a mobil guy come out, unlike getting delivery, you do not pay an inflated rate, hence the tip for the convenience factor. Tipping a glass guy, might be nice, but I think it's pointless.