We Help Ensure a “Quality” Inspection Program There are over 100 Centralized Inspection Facility lanes throughout the State, which 80% of New Jersey motorists use. QAAS auditors are out in these “high-volume” lanes checking the equipment, which adds up to nearly a thousand components each month. This quality assurance work is required by the USEPA and it is paid for by motor vehicle registration fees.
Lane equipment that is not working properly could “Falsely Fail” your vehicle and you could end up paying for unnecessary vehicle repairs. Therefore, auditing the high-volume lanes is an easy and efficient way to check quality.
‘Behind the Scenes’ Work for You
In our emissions lab, QAAS checks the various emissions gases that are used to verify the accuracy of lane testing. Our computerized programs run day and night (24/7), carefully checking inspection lane software and some of the lane equipment. The computer programs alert us to any potential problems and QAAS staff follow- up to ensure problems have been corrected. On-Board Diagnostics (OBD) data is checked daily, to ensure fair, accurate and consistent test results for motorists.
Quality Inspection Program Equals Environmental Benefits
New Jersey’s motor vehicle inspection and maintenance (IM) program has been demonstrated to provide significant air pollution reductions so that we can all breathe easier. Our high-volume lane audits and “behind the scenes” work helps ensure that vehicle emission controls are working properly. We also check vehicle inspection stickers to calculate and report emission inspection compliance rates.
The Quality Assurance & Audit Section is actively involved in MVC’s state-wide public education and outreach initiatives such as MVC alerts, program changes, general information, tips, and questions and answers on www.NJinspections.com .