The average cost of a car inspection in New York State is $21. The actual cost varies depending upon several factors. Heavy vehicles, for one, cost more to inspect. Cost also varies by location.
One part of the inspection involves safety checks of many components, such as seat belts, brakes, steering, lights, horn, and windshield wipers. The inspection also includes an emissions test, and vehicles made after 1995 must have a computerized On-Board Diagnostic Inspection. The cost of the OBDII test in the New York City metropolitan area is $27, but the fee is $11 in upstate New York.