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    Default Buying an older car, a 1990 do i need a safety inspection?

    Hi im wondering cause i might buy a 1990 and i was liking to know do i have to get it safety inspected before i can register it as its 18 years old?

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    Ask your insurance. different insurance companies have different timeframe on when they need insurance inspections. The usual is between 12-15 years old will require one.

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    i don't believe you need one for registration, but your insurance company will ask for one if the car is 15 years or older i think and you need insurance to register, so i guess indirectly you do need it.

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    So is like a pre-purchase inspection good enough? or does it need a special safety one?

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    Your insurance will send you a sheet that they want your mechanic to fill out. Its a standard insurance inspection.

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    You need a insurance inspection. Your insurance will give you a form that needs to be filled out and signed/stamped by a licensed mechanic. PM 88jbody, he does them on his spare time. He did my S13 for me.

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    i bought my 88 civic last year..got it insured and registered..didnt need any inspection
    wh...?

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    Thanks!

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    you need one, however i have 2 cars that are old and i still havent given them the report. i probably should but they havent asked me for it since i insured it.

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    insurance inspections?? companies still do that. thats so 1990s. reminds me of that idiot leon north in the NE state farm, everytime u make a change you have to come in and take pictures of your car.

    when i told them that my insurance company I can do insure my car ONLINE they went crazy.

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    Originally posted by HondaRice
    when i told them that my insurance company I can do insure my car ONLINE they went crazy.

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    different insurance companies have different policies, end of story.


    03ozwhip: I would send them in. The insurance company can deny you coverage in the event of an accident because you haven't given them the safety report.


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