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safety October 10, 2013

Virginia State Inspections Checklist

As all drivers should be aware, every vehicle registered in the State of Virginia is required to undergo a yearly Virginia State Inspection to be considered legal for operation. At VA Tire and Auto we follow the regulations of the VA Motor Vehicle Safety Inspection to the letter and work to ensure that every vehicle on the road meets our high standards.

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To help prepare you for your Virginia State Inspection, the 24-step process as mandated by the Virginia State Police Superintendent is as follows:

1.    REMOVE OLD INSPECTION STICKER

2.    DRIVE VEHICLE INTO INSPECTION LANE

3.    INSPECT BRAKES

4.    INSPECT PARKING BRAKE

5.    INSPECT HEADLIGHTS FOR:

6.    INSPECT OTHER LIGHTS

7.    INSPECT SIGNAL DEVICE

8.     INSPECT STEERING & SUSPENSION

9.     INSPECT TIRES, WHEELS & RIMS

10.   INSPECT MIRRORS

11.   INSPECT HORN

12.   INSPECT WINDSHIELD AND OTHER GLASS

13.   ALL UNAUTHORIZED STICKERS MUST BE REMOVED

14.   INSPECT WINDSHIELD WIPER/DEFROSTER

15.  INSPECT EXHAUST SYSTEM

16.  INSPECT HOOD AND AREA UNDER THE HOOD

17.   INSPECT AIR POLLUTION CONTROL SYSTEM OF 1973 AND SUBSEQUENT MODELS

18.  INSPECT DRIVER’S SEAT

19.  INSPECT SEAT BELTS

20.  INSPECT AIR BAG AND AIRBAG READINESS LIGHT

21.  INSPECT DOORS AT THE RIGHT & LEFT SIDE OF THE DRIVER’S SEAT

22.  INSPECT FUEL SYSTEM

23.  INSPECT FLOOR PAN

24.  ISSUE STICKER

When it comes to Virginia State Inspections no other automotive shop in Northern Virginia offers more speed or convenience than us. In case you are not aware, most of our locations are open 7-days a week (including Sundays) and have two dedicated bays along with multiple certified inspectors on staff for fast service. For a list of our locations, please click here and click here to schedule your inspection appointment.

To view a more detailed version of this list, visit the Virginia State Police website. See us for the most efficient, attentive, honest service around, and have your car inspected today.

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