Virginia Motor Vehicle Safety Inspection

Each of our three service center locations are Virginia State Inspection Stations. We inspect your vehicle to ensure that it meets the standards enforced by the State of Virginia Motor Vehicle Safety Program. During the inspection we will inspect the following:

 

Brakes

  •  Worn, damaged or missing parts.
  •  Worn, contaminated or defective linings or drums.
  •  Leakage in system and proper fluid level.
  •  Worn, contaminated or defective disc pads or disc rotors

 

Parking Brakes

  •  Broken or missing parts.
  •  Proper adjustment.
  •  Standard factory equipment or equivalent

 

Headlights

  •  Approved type, aim and output.
  •  Condition of lamps, lenses, wiring and switch.
  •  High beam indicator

 

Other Lights

  •  Approved type, proper bulbs, and condition of lenses, wiring and switch.
  •  Aim of fog and driving lamps.
  •  Illumination of all lamps and proper color of lenses

 

Signal Device

  •  Approved type, proper bulbs, and condition of lenses, wiring and switch.
  •  Correct operation of device.
  •  Illumination of all lamps and proper lens color

 

Steering & Suspension

  •  Wear in bushings, kingpins, ball joints, wheel bearings and tie rod ends.
  •  Looseness of gear box on frame, condition of drag link and steering arm.
  •  Play in steering wheel; leakage of power steering fluid in the system.
  •  Wheel alignment and axle alignment.
  •  Broken coil springs, spring leaves and worn shackles.
  •  Shock absorbers.
  •  Broken or weakened frame.
  •  Broken or missing engine mounts.
  •  Lift blocks

 

Tires, Wheels & Rims

  •  Condition of tires including tread depth.
  •  Mixing radials and bias ply tires.
  •  Wheels that are cracked or damaged so as to affect safe operation

 

Mirrors

  •  Rigidity of mounting.
  •  Condition of reflecting surface.
  •  Check for road visibility 200 feet to the rear

 

Horn

  •  Electrical connections, mounting and horn button.
  •  Emits sound audible for a minimum of 200 feet.

 

Windshield & Other Glass

  •  Approved type safety glass.
  •  Cloudiness, distortion or other obstruction to vision.
  •  Cracked, scratched or broken glass.
  •  Sun shading material on windshield displaying words
  •  Operation of left front door glass

 

Windshield Wiper & Defrost

  •  Operating condition.
  •  Condition of wiper blades.

 

Exhaust System

  •  Exhaust line: manifold, gaskets, pipes, mufflers, connections, etc.
  •  Leakage of gases at any point from engine to point discharged from system

 

Hood and Area Under Hood

  •  Operating condition of hood latch.
  •  Presence of emissions system; evidence that any essential parts have been removed, rendered inoperative or disconnected.
  •  Fluid levels that are below the proper level: Brake fluid, power steering fluid.
  •  Power steering belt; proper tension, wear or absence of belt.

 

Air Pollution Control System Control

  •  Installation.
  •  No parts removed, disconnected or rendered inoperable

 

Driver's Seat

  •  Anchorage
  •  Location
  •  Condition

 

Seat Belts

  •  Approved type
  •  Installation
  •  Condition

 

Air Bag

  •  Any defects in the air bag system noted by the air bag readiness light, or otherwise indicated; or
  •  The air bag has been deployed and has not been replaced (and is not deactivated because of a medical or other exemption and a notice is posted to indicate that it has been deactivated); or
  •  Any part of the air bag system has been removed from the vehicle; or
  •  If the air bag indicator fails to light or stays on continuously

 

Doors to right and left of Driver's Seat

  •  Handle or opening device which will permit the opening of the door from the outside and inside of the vehicle.
  •  Latching system which will hold door in its proper closed position.

 

Fuel System

  •  Any part that is not securely fastened.
  •  Liquid fuel leakage.
  •  Fuel tank filler cap for presence

 

Floor Pan

  •  Holes which allow exhaust gases to enter occupant compartment.
  •  Conditions which create a hazard to the occupants
  • Accepted here:
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • WE Card
  • Amenities:
  • After Hours Vehicle Drop Off
  • Wifi
  • Free Shuttle Service
  • Certifications/Affiliations:
  • Towing Available
  • ASE
  • Be Car Care Aware
  • Michelin Tires
  • Kelly
  • Interstate Batteries
  • Wynns