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Georgia


State Nickname:
Peach State

State Motto:
"Wisdom, Justice, and Moderation"


State Summary:

When driving in Georgia, it’s a good thing to know some of the rules of the road, as they say.  Georgia is a very safe state to drive in, and it does several things right to keep its roadways safe, such as requiring state inspections of cars, trucks and motorcycles.  To follow the rules of the road in Georgia, you need these four things at all times:
 
  • Driver’s License:
This may sound like a given, but it is amazing how many people are not licensed to drive.  Once issued, a state driver’s license is good for eight years, and then it must be renewed.  You visit the DMV agency closest to you to renew your driver’s license and receive a new photo id.  Like your insurance card and registration card or sticker, you must carry your driver’s license at all times.   If you are 64 or older, you must pass a vision test when renewing your license.  For younger drivers there is the Teenage & Adult Driver Responsibility Act (TADRA), a graduated driver's licensing program for ages 15 to 18, established to reduce the number of fatal accidents for more inexperienced drivers.
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  • Auto State Registration:
Also each year, you must register your vehicle with the state department of motor vehicles (DMV).  State law requires the vehicle be covered by liability insurance and its up to your insurance company to send your coverage info to the Georgia State Dept. of Revenue registration database, so you yourself are not required to show proof of insurance for yearly renewals.  Registration fees are posted online and different counties have different times of year they register the vehicles in their area.  In return you receive a yearly sticker for your license plate and it’s important that you not only display this sticker but also keep the registration card in the car at all times.
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  • Auto Insurance:
Auto insurance policies cover the auto itself, regardless of who is driving it.  Typically insurance policies extend for six months or one year, and must be constantly maintained and active.   When you buy insurance, you receive a card or paper sheet from your insurance company with your policy information on it and you keep this in the car at all times.   You are required to show proof of insurance any time you are asked by authorities or want to re-register your car.  As clearly stated on http://dor.georgia.gov/insuranceAnyone driving a motor vehicle without acceptable proof of Georgia liability insurance coverage will face fines and vehicle impoundment when discovered by law enforcement, or if the vehicle is involved in an accident. 
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  • Auto State Inspection:
Your vehicle has to be inspected each year and in some areas this can include emissions testing, which tests how much of your exhaust is particulate matter, carbon molecules and petroleum vapors.  It’s your responsibility to know if you live in a district requiring emissions testing, and if you do, you must display an emissions sticker.  You can find the counties that require emission inspections here: http://www.cleanairforce.com/motorists/emissions-testing/.
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Both mechanical inspections and emission tests are good for one year.  The inspection shop places a new sticker on your windshield that are tamper-proof and can only be removed and replaced by the inspection facility.

 
Keeping your car inspected each year is easiest with Blitzify.com.  Download the Blitzify app to your cell phone or browse to Blitzify.com and we will show you the four best service providers and state inspection facilities in your immediate area. 

State Capitol - Atlanta

206 Washington St. SW
Atlanta, GA 30334
1-404-463-4536
 
Population
10.1 Million (2014)
Autos on the road
3,567,888

Check Engine Light Diagnosis Costs

Average Georgia Price
$88.81*
*Based on 470 prices
Average National Price
$81.07*
*Based on 16477 prices
EMBED CHARTLow$25.00Average$88.81Based on 470pricesHigh$150.00MOSTSPENT BETWEEN$60.59 -$117.03
Name
Average Georgia Price
Independents
$87.68*
*Based on 162 prices
Goodyear
$78.56*
*Based on 34 prices
Firestone Complete Auto Care
$92.82*
*Based on 46 prices
Tires Plus Total Car Care
$95.33*
*Based on 18 prices

Check Engine Light Diagnosis

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2010 Honda CR-V LX

Atlanta, GA


Rick's Automotive
Best price
$85.00
$85.00
Service Provider A
$89.99
$89.99
Service Provider B
$99.99
$99.99
Service Provider C
$120.00
$120.00

Replace & Install New Battery Costs

Average Georgia Price
$176.03*
*Based on 890 prices
Average National Price
$160.72*
*Based on 26588 prices
EMBED CHARTLow$95.00Average$176.03Based on 890pricesHigh$357.99MOSTSPENT BETWEEN$127.88 -$224.18
Name
Average Georgia Price
Independents
$240.58*
*Based on 138 prices
Goodyear
$137.52*
*Based on 85 prices
Sears Auto Center
$143.01*
*Based on 49 prices
Firestone Complete Auto Care
$145.36*
*Based on 114 prices

Replace & Install New Battery

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2009 Ford Flex Wagon SE

Atlanta, GA


National Tire and Battery
Best price
$144.98
$144.98
Service Provider A
$155.00
$155.00
Service Provider B
$160.33
$160.33
Service Provider C
$164.80
$164.80

Full Synthetic Oil and Filter Change Costs

Average Georgia Price
$79.09*
*Based on 1193 prices
Average National Price
$81.76*
*Based on 32760 prices
EMBED CHARTLow$46.00Average$79.09Based on 1193pricesHigh$177.00MOSTSPENT BETWEEN$57.13 -$101.05
Name
Average Georgia Price
Independents
$89.41*
*Based on 390.00 prices
Goodyear
$68.45*
*Based on 57 prices
Firestone Complete Auto Care
$77.29*
*Based on 94 prices
Pep Boys
$87.36*
*Based on 57 prices

Full Synthetic Oil and Filter Change

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2013 BMW 528i

Atlanta, GA


Firestone Complete Auto Care
Best price
$89.00
$89.00
Service Provider A
$101.33
$101.33
Service Provider B
$110.00
$110.00
Service Provider C
$120.00
$120.00

Tire Rotation Costs

Average Georgia Price
$20.87*
*Based on 715 prices
Average National Price
$19.01*
*Based on 21901 prices
EMBED CHARTLow$9.99Average$20.87Based on 715pricesHigh$40.00MOSTSPENT BETWEEN$15.66 -$26.08
Name
Average Georgia Price
Independents
$24.98*
*Based on 92 prices
Sears Auto Center
$15.11*
*Based on 45 prices
Firestone Complete Auto Care
$19.11*
*Based on 115 prices
Goodyear
$19.48*
*Based on 80 prices

Tire Rotation

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2014 Chevrolet Impala LT

Atlanta, GA


Sears Auto Center
Best price
$15.00
$15.00
Service Provider A
$19.95
$19.95
Service Provider B
$20.00
$20.00
Service Provider C
$20.00
$20.00

Front Brake Pads, Turn Rotors Costs

Average Georgia Price
$186.95*
*Based on 634 prices
Average National Price
$194.34*
*Based on 20917 prices
EMBED CHARTLow$99.00Average$186.95Based on 634pricesHigh$299.61MOSTSPENT BETWEEN$146.46 -$227.44
Name
Average Georgia Price
Independents
$215.14*
*Based on 21 prices
Firestone Complete Auto Care
$169.02*
*Based on 79 prices
Goodyear
$188.14*
*Based on 61 prices
Pep Boys
$213.56*
*Based on 38 prices

Front Brake Pads, Turn Rotors

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2011 Toyota Camry

Atlanta, GA


Mighty Muffler & Brake Shops
Best price
$150.00
$150.00
Service Provider A
$189.00
$189.00
Service Provider B
$225.00
$225.00
Service Provider C
$235.00
$235.00

Front Brake Pads and New Rotors Costs

Average Georgia Price
$484.60*
*Based on 785 prices
Average National Price
$443.34*
*Based on 24505 prices
EMBED CHARTLow$301.54Average$484.60Based on 785pricesHigh$900.00MOSTSPENT BETWEEN$335.23 -$633.97
Name
Average Georgia Price
Independents
$579.16*
*Based on 120 prices
Goodyear
$382.73*
*Based on 43 prices
Tires Plus Total Car Care
$385.98*
*Based on 37 prices
Firestone Complete Auto Care
$399.69*
*Based on 83 prices

Front Brake Pads and New Rotors

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2008 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SE

Decatur, GA


Pep Boys
Best price
$350.66
$350.66
Service Provider A
$370.00
$370.00
Service Provider B
$372.00
$372.00
Service Provider C
$387.74
$387.74

Wheel Alignment Costs

Average Georgia Price
$87.84*
*Based on 1770 prices
Average National Price
$88.24*
*Based on 57484 prices
EMBED CHARTLow$64.99Average$87.84Based on 1770pricesHigh$145.99MOSTSPENT BETWEEN$75.59 -$100.09
Name
Average Georgia Price
Independents
$93.67*
*Based on 192 prices
Goodyear
$83.96*
*Based on 190 prices
Firestone Complete Auto Care
$85.74*
*Based on 288 prices
Sears Auto Center
$86.14*
*Based on 126 prices

Wheel Alignment

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2009 Toyota Corolla S

Atlanta, GA


Firestone Complete Auto Care
Best price
$79.99
$79.99
Service Provider A
$84.99
$84.99
Service Provider B
$89.99
$89.99
Service Provider C
$95.95
$95.95

Conventional Oil and Filter Change Costs

Average Georgia Price
$31.86*
*Based on 1450 prices
Average National Price
$32.28*
*Based on 51280 prices
EMBED CHARTLow$19.88Average$31.86Based on 1450pricesHigh$49.99MOSTSPENT BETWEEN$25.46 -$38.26
Name
Average Georgia Price
Independents
$34.91*
*Based on 125 prices
Goodyear
$28.93*
*Based on 165 prices
Sears Auto Center
$31.24*
*Based on 112 prices
Firestone Complete Auto Care
$33.72*
*Based on 231 prices

Conventional Oil and Filter Change

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2002 Ford Taurus SE

Atlanta, GA


Hennessy Ford Lincoln Atlanta
Best price
$39.99
$39.99
Service Provider A
$41.83
$41.83
Service Provider B
$47.92
$47.92
Service Provider C
$51.00
$51.00
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