Good Inspection Sticker

Good Inspection Sticker

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#1 Feb 17, 2011
Please info only. I am new to this area and looking for an honest mechanic. I went to get an inspection sticker and got my vehicle rejected even though there is nothing wrong with the vehicle. I am female and the mechanic wanted to slap new parts on the vehicle that were just added a few months ago. I had the tickets in the vehicle where they were added and got failed anyway. Please advise of a good place to go...and maybe the not so good. Please include the locality of these places as I am not very familiar with this area. Thanks for your help.

Beckley, WV

#2 Feb 17, 2011
go to powells shop on beckley rd towards lake bottom they r on ur right just b4 leaving city limits. lee is very honest and a nice guy too.

Beckley, WV

#3 Feb 17, 2011
Powells is not go to Grady's or Doug's...I have seen Doug pass a buddy's vehicle from Montcalm, Spanishburg, or Lashmeet...can't remember...but anyway the Jeep was almost total and not legal and he slapped an inspection sticker on it...then a woman with a virtually new vehicle and Doug made her get new brake shoes....My opinion....Doug is a crook and Grady is a crook...Powell's won't even charge you unless he does work...he looked at my car 5 times for free...he said that he couldn't fix it and gave me a couple options where to go...Doug is a crook and Grady is a crook....Where did you go by chance?
I can help

Bluefield, WV

#4 Feb 17, 2011
I'd be willing to check it out for you and if I feel like it will pass, I'll either take you or let you follow me to my buddies shop and you WILL get your sticker.I used to have my WV inspection license and if it needs ANYTHING to pass I could tell ya, but if it won't pass I'll tell you what it honestly needs(and do the work if you wanted me too)for you to pass.If you have an email address you can post I'll send you my info(name/phone number)and you can call me and discuss it.
Hope this helps.

Bluefield, WV

#5 Feb 17, 2011
Link's Service Center on the corner of North Walker and Honaker. Mark is a good guy and honest.
Stay Away

Oakvale, WV

#6 Feb 18, 2011
Do not go to Powells he is a damn crook. He will say he put shit on your car without asking and then tell you he needs so much money for the parts he said he put on it. Then when you go to looking he didn't put nothing on it. So stay away from Powells they will cheat you in a heartbeat. Go to the shop that is at the crossroads. Its the one that used to be a gas station. They are honest and will treat you right.

Bluefield, WV

#7 Feb 19, 2011
If your car is legal it shouldn't matter where you go

Murfreesboro, TN

#8 Feb 20, 2011
I always got put off cause they were so busy they say. Well they know I kno alot about vechicles and can't sucekr me for money.

So maybe have a guy take the car for you, no offence. But these places will pull shit thinking you will be scared something is wrong an dpay anyways.

Beckley, WV

#9 Mar 15, 2011
Hadn't checked this for awhile.....found an honest mechanic but had to go to Bluefield. Legal now and did not use any of the people on this thread. Heard really bad things on Powells and Links....would not put my email on here for anyone to contact me.

Murfreesboro, TN

#10 Mar 15, 2011
I go to new hope tire. They are honest and dont try to rip you off. Worst thing he ever made me do is get new windshield wipers.
new girl

Pine Bluff, AR

#11 Jul 18, 2012
Need inspection! Where can I go in Princeton Texas?
Ripped Off

Riverside, CA

#12 Jul 18, 2012
The WV Inspection sticker is one of the biggest rips around. Truth is most mechanics and garages use it to make lots of money. Several have told me they can always find something on your car that needs fixing. The amount of money they get from the inspection sticker - regulated by the state, doesn't even pay for their time spent doing the inspection - if done according to the book. Same as the cops I know that have told me they can always find something to write you up for something if they stop you.

If you get a really bad result, just don't fix it! Drive out and go somewhere else for an estimate.

Faber, VA

#13 Jul 18, 2013
the whole sticker thing is a rip off, just revenue for the state and worst of all, you can get a $600 fine, receive a misdemeanor criminal offense or record and go to jail without one,our neighboring states citizens " Ky and Ohio" voted out the sticker years ago because they realized only a small number of drivers do not maintain their autos, we need to also,I would like to start a petition to remove it, if anyone would sign it, we are deemed criminals without one, while the real ones walk.

Level 5

Since: Jul 13

Peterstown, WV

#14 Jul 22, 2013
Go to Taylor's Garage. If its legal it will pass. They are Honest. The first exit after Walmart in Princeton. Going toward Oakvale.

Princeton, WV

#15 Jul 22, 2013
I have been ripped off by many mechanics with inspection stickers as I have lived in this town most of my life.....a single female has no chance in this town to find a decent mechanic. I love Jim's Service on Honaker but he doesn't do inspection stickers.

Been ripped off by:
Kitts Tires - Brakes and ABS system

Frontline Automotive - Tires and wouldn't replace hubcaps that flew off vehicle after tire rotation

Muffler Man - broke my door handle and refused to fix

Link's - to many to list

Barkers - didn't really rip me off as I got several estimates and they are the most expensive in town.

Good Luck!!!

Hawesville, KY

#16 Nov 1, 2013
Where are some places in or around the princeton area that will pass you for an inspection sticker if your tint is too dark?
mr b00

Princeton, WV

#17 Nov 1, 2013
barkers-rip off
guys at lashmeet-fatasses
ddd-dont know crap
there is not a good mechanic in this place
looking out

Lerona, WV

#18 Nov 3, 2013
hilltop on 12 mile road ask for chris he will help you and is the most honest person I know

Bluefield, WV

#19 Nov 5, 2013
Go to PDQ at the end of Krogers parking lot ...good service

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