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New Jersey


State Nickname:
Garden State

State Motto:
"Liberty and Prosperity"


State Summary:

Moving to New Jersey?  Here’s what you need to know about being licensed to drive there legally.
 
Who needs to be licensed?
Anyone over 18 can drive in New Jersey with a license from another state.   If you move there, you must get a New Jersey license within 60 days or sooner if your home state’s license expires before then.  Sorry, but teenagers under 18, even if they had a license in another state, must first complete the Graduated Drivers License program. 
 
How long can Seniors keep their license and must they retest?
New Jersey driver licenses have no age limit, but when a license expires in New Jersey it requires a visit to the Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) office in order to renew it.  While there, they assess your age and condition and can test your vision, or request you be interviewed at a later date by a MVC hearing officer.  This may include a vision test or a written test and sometimes a driving test. 
 
Can I get a license if I can’t see at night or need hand-controlled brake and gas pedals?
Drivers with special needs can still be licensed in New Jersey.  If you can only drive during daylight hours, cannot drive during rush hour, must wear corrective lenses, need special mirrors or other mechanical devices or require seating support to remain in the correct driving position, you can still get a drivers license in New Jersey that reflects your restrictions.
 
Can a foreign visitor drive legally?
 Yes, foreigners with a license from their own country can drive in New Jersey, if they have been here for less than one year.  Keep your passport handy when you drive for proof of the timeframe.
 
I’m borrowing a friend’s car; do I need my own insurance?
No and yes.  In New Jersey, auto insurance policies are tied to the auto itself.  A typical accident would be covered by the owner’s auto insurance policy.  That said, any time you are driving someone else’s car, it’s wise to have your own auto insurance at the time, and perhaps personal or umbrella coverage.  Certain things may not be covered by an owner’s vehicle policy and you will be responsible for these costs.  Remember also, your accident may make your friend’s auto insurance policy more expensive.
 
My friend wants to borrow my car, whose insurance covers an accident?
Your auto insurance would cover damages caused in an accident as stated in the policy when you bought it.  More damages may arise from uncommon circumstances, and both you and your guest driver may be liable for them outside of the covered costs.  So if your friend does not have their own insurance policy, don’t let them drive your car.  NEVER let anyone drive your car who has a suspended or no license at all.  You may be held responsible in civil court for “negligent entrustment”, so ask this before you loan your car.  A true friend will show you their license without hesitation.
 
The great thing about driving in New Jersey is that Blitzify is there for you should you need repairs or periodic maintenance.  Go to Blitzify.com or use our app on your phone and we will compare service providers and prices for you then show you the four best prices offered and who has them.  Blitzify covers the entire state of New Jersey with the most dealers and service provider data, and we make it all available to you.  Blitzify takes the headache out of car repairs by giving you options in just moments—when you need options the most.
 
 
 

State Capitol - Trenton

125 W State St.
Trenton, NJ 08608
1-609-292-2121
Population
8.938 Million (2014)
Autos on the road
3,476,346

Check Engine Light Diagnosis Costs

Average New Jersey Price
$81.51*
*Based on 531 prices
Average National Price
$81.07*
*Based on 16477 prices
EMBED CHARTLow$25.00Average$81.51Based on 531pricesHigh$160.00MOSTSPENT BETWEEN$51.73 -$111.29
Name
Average New Jersey Price
Independents
$86.09*
*Based on 158 prices
Goodyear
$78.24*
*Based on 26 prices
Firestone Complete Auto Care
$93.02*
*Based on 63 prices
Sullivan Tire and Auto Service
$107.21*
*Based on 49 prices

Tire Rotation Costs

Average New Jersey Price
$22.14*
*Based on 698 prices
Average National Price
$19.01*
*Based on 21901 prices
EMBED CHARTLow$9.60Average$22.14Based on 698pricesHigh$40.00MOSTSPENT BETWEEN$15.39 -$28.89
Name
Average New Jersey Price
Independents
$32.15*
*Based on 103 prices
STS Tire & Auto
$15.44*
*Based on 48 prices
Firestone Complete Auto Care
$16.40*
*Based on 123 prices
Goodyear
$20.56*
*Based on 52 prices

Tire Rotation

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2007 Acura MDX

Flemington, NJ


Midas
Best price
$12.00
$12.00
Service Provider A
$14.95
$14.95
Service Provider B
$19.95
$19.95
Service Provider C
$20.00
$20.00

Full Synthetic Oil and Filter Change Costs

Average New Jersey Price
$90.04*
*Based on 1062 prices
Average National Price
$81.76*
*Based on 32760 prices
EMBED CHARTLow$49.00Average$90.04Based on 1062pricesHigh$178.00MOSTSPENT BETWEEN$61.51 -$118.57
Name
Average New Jersey Price
Independents
$103.62*
*Based on 245 prices
Goodyear
$72.97*
*Based on 55 prices
Firestone Complete Auto Care
$78.61*
*Based on 118 prices
STS Tire & Auto
$86.57*
*Based on 87 prices

Full Synthetic Oil and Filter Change

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2011 Lexus IS250

Stafford Township, NJ


Quality Tire and Auto Service
Best price
$69.85
$69.85
Service Provider A
$85.00
$85.00
Service Provider B
$86.00
$86.00
Service Provider C
$90.00
$90.00

Conventional Oil and Filter Change Costs

Average New Jersey Price
$30.38*
*Based on 1399 prices
Average National Price
$32.28*
*Based on 51280 prices
EMBED CHARTLow$19.15Average$30.38Based on 1399pricesHigh$49.99MOSTSPENT BETWEEN$23.97 -$36.79
Name
Average New Jersey Price
Independents
$30.87*
*Based on 150 prices
Goodyear
$27.69*
*Based on 95 prices
Firestone Complete Auto Care
$33.31*
*Based on 241 prices
Pep Boys
$33.51*
*Based on 145 prices

Conventional Oil and Filter Change

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2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport

Clinton, NJ


Midas
Best price
$30.00
$30.00
Service Provider A
$35.00
$35.00
Service Provider B
$38.90
$38.90
Service Provider C
$42.00
$42.00

Wheel Alignment Costs

Average New Jersey Price
$96.35*
*Based on 2067 prices
Average National Price
$88.24*
*Based on 57484 prices
EMBED CHARTLow$59.00Average$96.35Based on 2067pricesHigh$139.99MOSTSPENT BETWEEN$81.33 -$111.37
Name
Average New Jersey Price
Independents
$104.43*
*Based on 264 prices
Pep Boys
$86.44*
*Based on 192 prices
Firestone Complete Auto Care
$87.89*
*Based on 344 prices
STS Tire & Auto
$96.08*
*Based on 163 prices

Wheel Alignment

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2003 BMW M5

Readington Township, NJ


Pep Boys
Best price
$79.99
$79.99
Service Provider A
$130.00
$130.00
Service Provider B
$140.00
$140.00
Service Provider C
$199.95
$199.95

Replace & Install New Battery Costs

Average New Jersey Price
$162.58*
*Based on 942 prices
Average National Price
$160.72*
*Based on 26588 prices
EMBED CHARTLow$98.00Average$162.58Based on 942pricesHigh$359.72MOSTSPENT BETWEEN$112.59 -$212.57
Name
Average New Jersey Price
Independents
$173.35*
*Based on 164 prices
Firestone Complete Auto Care
$150.81*
*Based on 143 prices
Pep Boys
$161.06*
*Based on 78 prices
Goodyear
$162.53*
*Based on 64 prices

Replace & Install New Battery

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2014 Acura MDX

Whitehouse, NJ


Mavis Discount Tire
Best price
$146.00
$146.00
Service Provider A
$165.00
$165.00
Service Provider B
$178.19
$178.19
Service Provider C
$261.76
$261.76

Replace Front Brake Pads, Turn Rotors Costs

Average New Jersey Price
$204.94*
*Based on 482 prices
Average National Price
$194.34*
*Based on 20917 prices
EMBED CHARTLow$99.00Average$204.94Based on 482pricesHigh$299.00MOSTSPENT BETWEEN$155.67 -$254.21
Name
Average New Jersey Price
Independents
$232.85*
*Based on 27 prices
Firestone Complete Auto Care
$182.09*
*Based on 76 prices
STS Tire & Auto
$228.94*
*Based on 23 prices
Pep Boys
$235.20*
*Based on 43 prices

Front Brake Pads and New Rotors Costs

Average New Jersey Price
$471.12*
*Based on 893 prices
Average National Price
$443.34*
*Based on 24505 prices
EMBED CHARTLow$306.95Average$471.12Based on 893pricesHigh$900.00MOSTSPENT BETWEEN$324.04 -$618.20
Name
Average New Jersey Price
Independents
$509.72*
*Based on 107 prices
Goodyear
$424.68*
*Based on 46 prices
STS Tire & Auto
$427.75*
*Based on 67 prices
Firestone Complete Auto Care
$436.22*
*Based on 126 prices

Front Brake Pads and New Rotors

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2013 Hyundai Veloster

Newark, NJ


STS Tire and Auto
Best price
$335.86
$335.86
Service Provider A
$343.38
$343.38
Service Provider B
$387.00
$387.00
Service Provider C
$525.63
$525.63
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