Providing the fastest and most efficient auto inspections in town since 1991. 

 

We have made a name for ourselves through honesty and our personal small business customer service that major chains can not provide. Inspections are first come first served with an average wait time of 10 minutes. 

PRICES

(all prices are mandated by NCDMV)

 

**All vehicles with after market Window tint are subject to an additional $10.00 testing fee**

 


What We check

All information listed below is taken directly from NC DMV. Click the link for direct access to NC DMV Website. 

 

Safety inspection

CHECK WINDOWS FOR:

  • After factory window tint
  • Tint exceeding more then 5 inches below the top of windshield

TIRES FOR:

  • Tread depth of 2/32 at two or more locations
  • Cord Exposure
  • Separation

HORN FOR:

  • Electrical connections, mounting and horn button
  • Sound (must be audible for 200ft)

REAR VIEW MIRROR FOR:

  • Mounting
  • Cracks and ease of adjustment
  • Clear view to the rear of vehicle

EXHAUST EMISSION CONTROLS FOR:

  • Vehicle and engine model years 1968 and newer must be equipped with the emission controls that were placed thereon by the manufacturer.

EXHAUST SYSTEMS FOR:

  • Leaking patches, joints or seams
  • Muffler
  • Hole in piping or muffler

 

HEADLIGHTS FOR:

  • Illumination
  • Proper Aim
  • Condition of lamps, wiring and switch
  • High beam indicator

OTHER LIGHTS FOR:

  • Approved type
  • Illumination
  • Condition of lens, wiring and switches

DIRECTIONAL SIGNAL FOR:

  • Approved type
  • Illumination of all lamps and lens color
  • Condition of lens, wiring and switch
  • Operational Performance

FOOT BRAKE FOR:

  • Pedal Reserve
  • Braking force distribution
  • fluid level in master cylinder
  • Evidence of leaks in lines/wheel cylinder
  • Worn, missing or defective parts

PARKING BRAKE FOR:

  • Lever reserve and operation
  • Frayed or frozen cables or mechanism

STEERING FOR:

  • Free play in steering wheel
  • looseness of gear box on frame
  • Wear in tie rod ends, link and steering arm
  • Leaks in power steering system or broken belts

WINDSHIELD WIPERS FOR:

  • Operating condition 
  • Condition of blade

Emissions Inspection

  • When the vehicle is on the ignition "on" engine "off" position the Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) also known as the check engine or service engine soon light must illuminate.
  • A North Carolina Analyzer is to be connected to the vehicle's Diagnostic Link Connector. If the Diagnostic Link Connector cannot be located, the test will be aborted.
  • Verify successful communication with the vehicle's OBD system. Note: If successful communication cannot be established, after three attempts, the vehicle fails. 
  • Using the North Carolina Analyzer, scan the vehicle's OBD system to obtain the status of the readiness monitors, MIL, and the presence of Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTC).
  • A vehicle shall be rejected from an OBD inspection if:
    • The DLC can not be located and/or
    • The number of supported readiness monitors set to "not completed" exceeds the maximum limits based on the vehicle's model year. (see note below)
  • A vehicle shall pass the OBD inspection if:
    • The MIL bulb check status is ok and
    • The MIL bulb is not on with the engine running and 
    • The MIL is not commanded on for any DTC and
    • The number of supported readiness monitors that are set to "not ready" does not exceed the maximum limits based on the vehicle's model year.
  • A vehicle shall fail an OBD inspection if:
    • The MIL bulb check status is not ok and/or
    • The MIL bulb is on with engine running and/or
    • The MIL is commanded on for any DTC and/or
    • The DLC has been damaged, tampered with or is otherwise inoperable. 

*Note*

For model years 1996-2000, a maximum of two (2) readiness monitors may be set to "not ready". For model years 2001 and newer, a maximum of one (1) not completed readiness monitor is allowed