Fast and Friendly Yearly State Inspections
Please note: 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.
Let’s face it, no one likes getting their car or motorcycle inspected every single year. Nevertheless, it is something we all have to do in the sate of Virginia. The reason for these inspections is safety. The inspection covers various areas of your car. Regardless, having your vehicle inspected once a year is always a good idea and recommended. One of the few exceptions to this rule is if you own a vehicle that is over 25 years old and registered as an antique with the DMV. Platinum Plus Auto Repair shops are certified state inspection centers. Virginia State Inspections cost $12 for a motorcycle and $20 for all passage vehicles. Walk-ins welcome or call to schedule.
- Pre State Inspection
There are a few things you can do and check before you have your vehicle inspected to make sure you will pass.Things to Check Before a State Inspection
Tire tread, depth, condition
Headlights, Turn Signals
Break Lights, License Plate Light
Windshield Wiper Blades
Front and Read Defroster
Brakes & Parking Brake
- New To Virginia?
If you have recently moved to Virginia 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 any question feel free to call and ask. You can also refer to the New To Virginia DMV page for extra information.
What to expect
The state safety inspection is not complicated. One of our ASE certified technicians will put your vehicle on a lift and inspect various areas of your vehicle.