State’s new auto inspection system in effect

Testing regulations have not changed

EASTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – The state’s new auto inspection system went into effect Sunday, but some shops are having trouble using the new technology.

The new system employs cameras that take pictures of the car’s license plates and odometers. The updates are supposed to ensure that the technicians are conducting the inspections fully.

Despite the new technology, car shops like Complete Auto Repair in Easthampton aren’t able to use the new system because their computer won’t connect to the system.

“The software they are downloading seems to be a little slower now, but I think it’s because everybody is having so many problems. They thought it was going to be smoother than this, but apparently is not going to be,” said Chris Falls, co-owner of Complete Auto Repair.

Falls told 22News that he believes they won’t be back up and running for at least a few days. Other car shops have called citing the same software issue.

The cost of the inspection is $35.00.