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What to Know Before Your North Carolina Vehicle Safety Inspection

Every vehicle owner in North Carolina is required to have their vehicle undergo a state inspection once a year. This inspection is an important step in ensuring that your vehicle is in good condition and safe to drive on the road. Here is what you need to know before your North Carolina vehicle state inspection:

  • Types of Inspections: There are two types of inspections in North Carolina, a safety inspection and an emissions inspection. The safety inspection checks the condition of your vehicle's safety components such as lights, brakes, and steering, while the emissions inspection checks the levels of harmful pollutants your vehicle is emitting.
  • Preparing Your Vehicle: Before the inspection, make sure that your vehicle is clean and free of any debris or dirt. Also, check your vehicle's tires to ensure they have adequate tread, and make sure that all lights are functioning properly.
  • Required Repairs: If any repairs are required to pass the inspection, your vehicle will need to be taken to a licensed repair facility to be fixed. Once the repairs are made, you will need to have your vehicle re-inspected.
  • Cost: The cost of a North Carolina vehicle state inspection varies depending on the type of inspection and the facility conducting the inspection. On average, a safety inspection costs around $13 and an emissions inspection costs around $30.
  • Record Keeping: It is important to keep a record of all the inspections and repairs made to your vehicle. This information can be useful for future reference and can also help you stay on top of regular maintenance.

By preparing for your North Carolina vehicle state inspection, you can ensure that your vehicle is in good condition and roadworthy. If you have any questions or concerns about your inspection, Woodie's Auto Service & Repair Center is able to assist you.

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