Category: Virginia State Inspection

Most Common Auto Repairs

August 13th, 2019 by

Prepare For Your Vehicle’s Needs Once you purchase a vehicle, the financial investment isn’t over. As your vehicle ages and covers more miles, you’ll need to keep up with regular maintenance services and handle any repairs promptly to keep your vehicle in top condition. Ignoring vehicle repairs will only lead to more serious and expensive

How to pass the Virginia State Inspection every year

June 19th, 2019 by

Passing the annual Virginia State Inspection isn’t hard to do. Here are some easy ways to make sure your vehicle is ready for the annual Virginia State Inspection: Have a reputable shop perform a maintenance inspection at every visit. Mosty people need an oil change 3-4 times per year, ask for a maintenance inspection which

Why has the Virginia State Inspection fee increased?

May 19th, 2019 by

Effective July 1, 2019 the new fee for the Virginia State inspection will increase from $16.00 to $20.00.  Gov. Ralph Northam signed HB 2514,  that increases vehicle inspection costs from $16 to $20.  Shops which offer Virginia Safety Inspections will pay 70 cents back to the Virginia State Police to support its inspector training program. This is the

Why have Virginia State Inspection Stickers moved on windshields?

January 22nd, 2018 by

Starting in January 2018, all 2019 Virginia State Inspection stickers will be found on the drivers side, bottom corner of the windshield. Inspection stickers have been relocated from the center of the windshield to avoid interferring with crash avoidance technology found in many vehicles. This type of technology requires a clear center windshield in order

Is My Car Ready for Summer?

April 1st, 2015 by

Get your car ready for Summer travel now because Spring is almost over… Now is the time get outside to enjoy the open road and magnificent views. Being confident in your vehicle reliability is key for having a fun Summer road trip. Here are some tips for maintenance that will keep your road trips safe and your vehicle

Why Should I Replace my Struts?

March 27th, 2015 by

Updated May 23, 2016 Struts or MacPherson Struts (named after the inventor) wear gradually so most drivers do not notice the difference in ride quality and braking ability.  The purpose of the Struts is to keep the tires planted firmly on the road at all times. Properly operating struts improve ride quality, braking distance, the

Can I Drive on a Rejection Sticker?

March 23rd, 2015 by

Updated May 23, 2016 What if my vehicle failed inspection? Yes, you can drive with a rejection sticker. The letter of the law states that you can drive your vehicle home and to a repair facility on a rejection sticker. If you return within 15 days from the original inspection the re-inspect consists of only