Vehicle Inspection Can Save Your Car’s Life

by Joe Ferguson on July 31, 2013


One of the most important services for your car is a vehicle inspection. Whether you’re selling or just want to check your car’s condition, an inspection will let you know exactly how healthy (or unhealthy) your vehicle is.

What is a Vehicle Inspection?

Some people may not have even heard of this important car care step before. Here’s a quick synopsis.

When you take your car into the shop for a vehicle inspection, technicians will ensure that the automobile is up to code with state regulations for safety and emissions. In accordance with the Clean Air Act of 1990, in many American states with large metropolitan areas where air quality doesn’t meet the national standard, inspections are required at different intervals. Intervals may vary from once a year to every two years.

After the inspection, a sticker or label will be placed on your windshield to notify police or technicians that your car is up to snuff with current emissions and safety standards. A thorough safety inspection can protect you from expensive auto repairs down the road as well.

Even if a vehicle inspection isn’t mandatory in your city or state, it’s still a good idea to have your car checked out by a professional. Ensuring that your car’s emissions are low isn’t just beneficial for the environment; it’s good for your health! Sitting at a red light and breathing in exhaust fumes isn’t safe for anyone, especially if you have children or pets that frequently join you on car rides.

A safety inspection will give you piece of mind when you hit the road for long, family road trips. You’ll be able to relax and make it to your destination knowing that your vehicle is in shape and ready for the extended drive.

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