If you live within Memphis City Limits and plan on going through inspection soon, make sure to check your “check engine” light before you head out. The city of Memphis and the EPA have put into affect a practice that will automatically fail you if your light is on.
Obvious to say, people are upset. And I don’t blame them. If you have an older model car like me, then you know those darn “check engine” lights will come on and stay on for many things. So what are we suppose to do? Pay loads of money to a mechanic to find the issue? Catch a bus, when we all know that MATA sucks or catch a cab that is way too high? And I don’t understand why we still have to go through inspection. I have learned a lot of place don’t even inspect cars, including people who live close to us in the county. How messed up is that?
I don’t know what will happen with this new practice. I think it will cause more people to drive around with expired tags. One thing I know for sure, a lot of Memphians want this practice gone.
Check out the Commercial Appeal article here to get more information on this issue.