Vehicle Inspection

Why inspections are important

Vehicle inspections help to regulate proper vehicle maintenance. They also contribute to safe driving conditions. A vehicle inspection may be required annually before a driver renews vehicle registration, or during the sale and transfer of a vehicle. As a vehicle inspection station, we adhere to a specific set of guidelines that outline our inspection standards. These guidelines go over important inspection items and describe the inspection methods we follow when determining whether a vehicle is fit for the road or in need of maintenance.

For each of our vehicle inspectors, the main priority is to ensure that the vehicle is both well-maintained and equipped for highway use. All of our vehicle inspections are performed in complete compliance with the regulations set forth by governing parties, and we may provide drivers with a full checklist of approved items after the service is complete.

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Emissions Inspection

Vehicle inspection requirements differ by state or province, but all are determined by an authoritative governing body in response to safety or environmental concerns. In particular, emissions inspections are engineered to solve air-quality problems and meet a state or province’s goals for improvement. Because vehicles are a major source of pollution, many areas are trying to cut down on pollution as much as possible by requiring emissions inspections. These inspections help by serving as an effective means of protecting the environment and enhancing air quality. Because emissions inspections are required in many states or provinces, drivers can be fined for riding in a vehicle that either has not had or has failed to pass an emissions inspection. As such, motorists are encouraged to look up the emissions inspection laws of the state or province they reside in or plan to visit an emissions inspection station before they embark on a destination.

Insurance Inspection

Crime involving motor vehicles is a costly problem, and represents substantial profits for those succeeding in insurance fraud. Because of these profits and the potential for sizable fraudulent claims, many insurance companies require an insurance inspection before issuing an insurance policy on a new or pre-owned vehicle. Insurance inspections mandated by some insurance companies have proven to be a good tool and can help auto insurance companies control their costs and maintain competitive rates. Typically, insurance inspections become mandatory when an insurance company receives a request for coverage for a newly purchased vehicle or when a vehicle changes carriers. The driver seeking to be insured may be provided with a time frame for having the vehicle inspected, as well as a list of authorized insurance inspection facilities. Insurance inspections are designed to assess the physical condition of the vehicle and to prove that the vehicle actually exists.

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Safety Inspection

Vehicle safety inspection requirements are determined by the governing body of a state or province. 17 of the 50 states have an annual or biennial safety inspection, while two additional states require safety inspections only prior to registration or transfer of ownership, and a third state requires inspections for newly arrived vehicles that were previously registered in another state. Vehicle safety inspections are a way to ensure that every vehicle on the road is maintained for safe operation. The purpose of state-mandated vehicle inspections is to try to prevent vehicle failure on the highway, which could lead to a crash that may result in injury or death. Many states that require vehicle safety inspections operate state-owned inspection stations for such purposes, but other states allow inspections to be done by private garages with approval from the state DOT. As a vehicle inspection station, we have staff members fully capable of performing verified state safety inspections.

Benefits of Vehicle Inspections

An inspection can identify potential vehicular problems early and save you time and money down the road as a result. We are equipped to handle a variety of vehicle inspections. During every inspection, our service staff uses a series of quality checkpoints to determine whether your vehicle should be deemed safe for highway operation. If your vehicle happens to fail a quality checkpoint during the inspection process, you may be entitled to a retest depending on the guidelines that regulate vehicle inspections in your area. If you have questions about our vehicle inspection certification or licensing, or if you are ready to schedule an inspection, please contact us online or by phone.

Colonial Tire & Automotive proudly serves the Vehicle Inspection needs of customers in Durham, NC, Morrisville, NC, Cary, NC, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : Durham, NC | Morrisville, NC | Cary, NC | and surrounding areas

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