Is there any way to around costly repairs?
March 14, 2011 8:20 AM Subscribe
Options for a failed PA state inspection?
posted by pilibeen to Travel & Transportation around Pennsylvania (3 answers total)
I went to a new mechanic for my PA state inspection today, and he failed it because the frame was slightly bent - the result of someone hitting my parked car over the summer.
I know if I take this to a body shop it'll cost a fortune. So if you could help me with my options here I'd appreciate it.
The way I see it I can:
1. Take it to another, less careful mechanic, maybe Pep Boys, pay the 28$ to inspect it and see if it passes. I passed emissions and that sticker is in my car, so it'll probably be a red flag if I don't already have my state inspection, correct?
2. Try to get part of the repair covered by my insurance. I don't have collision coverage at the moment, and the accident occurred over the summer, so this is probably not possible?
3. Find a cheap body shop.
4. Drive without inspection.
Anything I'm missing here? Money is tight as-is right now and I'm trying to avoid any major expenses.