VA State Vehicle Inspection

Convenient State Inspections

We get it – no one likes getting their annual state inspection. Despite the fact that it seems like an annoyance that comes around every year, it is something we all have to do in our great state of Virginia. As annoying as these inspections may feel, they are very important to keep you and everyone around you safe on the road. These inspections examine many areas on and in your vehicle. Do you own a vehicle that is over 25 years old and registered as an antique with the DMV? You’re one of the few exceptions to the annual state inspection rule!

In need of a state inspection? You’re in luck! Titan Tire & Auto in South Chesterfield, VA is a certified state inspection center. In Virginia, State Inspections cost $12 for a motorcycle and $16 for passenger vehicles. Walk-ins are welcome in our South Chesterfield facility, or call 804-524-9115 to schedule an appointment.

Prior to Your Inspection

Want to make sure your vehicle passes inspection? Of course you do! There are a few things listed below you can check prior to your inspection to make sure you pass. If you find any problems, have them fixed prior to a state inspection.

Things to Check Before a State Inspection

  • Tire tread, depth, condition
  • Headlights, Turn Signals
  • Brake Lights, License Plate Light
  • Horn
  • Windshield Condition
  • Windshield Wiper Blades
  • Front and Rear Defroster
  • Brakes & Parking Brake

New Virginia Resident?

Are you a new resident of Virginia? Welcome! Before you can register your vehicle, you will need a state vehicle inspection. The only exception to this rule is if your vehicle was inspected in a qualifying state within the last 12 months. If you have questions, feel free to call and ask us – we are always happy to help! You can also refer to the New To Virginia DMV page for extra information.

What You Should Expect

The state safety inspection is very straightforward. One of our ASE certified technicians will put your vehicle on a lift and inspect various areas of your vehicle. They are looking for safety issues as outlined in the 24-point VA car inspection process. Below is the 24-point inspection list.

  • Remove old inspection sticker
  • Drive into inspection lane
  • Brakes
  • Parking Brake
  • Headlights
  • Other Lights
  • Signal Device
  • Steering & Suspension
  • Tires, Wheels & Rims
  • Mirror
  • Horn
  • Windshield/Glass
  • Windshield Wiper/Defroster
  • Exhaust System
  • License Tags
  • Hood and Area Under the Hood
  • Air Pollution Control
  • Driver’s Seat
  • Seat Belts
  • Airbag and Airbag Readiness Light
  • Doors (Right & Left)
  • Fuel System
  • Floor Pan
  • Issue Sticker

Schedule Your State Inspection Today

For your local, friendly annual vehicle state inspection, call or stop by Titan Tire and Auto in South Chesterfield, VA. Our staff is professional, and inspection service typically only take 30 minutes to one hour. If you do not pass your state inspection, we are more than happy to make the necessary repairs and get you and your car back on the road. If you choose not to have your car serviced with us, you have fifteen days to make necessary repairs. Return and re-inspection of your vehicle is at no charge. Call or conveniently schedule your Virginia state inspection online today.