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VA State Inspection

State Inspection in Reston, VA

Annual Safety Inspection

Elite Car Care Center is a Virginia State Police licensed inspection station. In the state of Virginia it is required that you have you vehicle inspected every year. We handle inspections for cars and light trucks. Give us a call or schedule an appointment online. We serve Herndon, VA, Ashburn, VA, and Centreville, VA, and surrounding areas or Northern Virginia.

Licensed Inspection Center in Herndon, VA

Before we can inspect your vehicle, two things have to happen.

  • The entire (old) inspection sticker is removed
  • The vehicle must be able to be driven (under it's own power) into the inspection lane

Then the following items are inspected:

  1. Service brakes
  2. Brakes: emergency, parking, or holding
  3. Steering & Suspension
  4. Frame, engine mounts, coupling devices and emergency chains (for trailer)
  5. Tires, Wheels & Rims
  6. Headlamps
  7. Rear lamps: tail lamp; license plate lamps and rear lamp combinations
  8. Auxiliary lamps: backup; cornering; driving; fog; spot and warning
  9. Parking lamps
  10. Clearance lamps and reflectors
  11. Signal device (intention to stop or turn), hazard lights, stop lamp
  12. Permissible lighting equipment (e.g. Running board or courtesy lamps)
  13. Windshield And Other Glass
  14. Mirrors
  15. Windshield Wiper/Defroster
  16. Horns and other warning devices
  17. Doors At The Right & Left Side Of The Driver’s Seat
  18. Hood latch system
  19. Floor Pan
  20. Driver’s Seat
  21. Seat Belts (including Air Bag And Airbag Readiness Light)
  22. Muffler, exhaust system and trailer venting
  23. Air Pollution Control System or device
  24. Fuel System

After the inspection is complete you’ll either get a new safety sticker, dated for the same month for the following year, or a rejection sticker on your vehicle.

If you receive a rejection sticker you will be told why you have failed and provided with a list of the failing items along with an explanation. The rejection sticker is valid for 15 days during which you are entitled to receive up to 2 re-inspections for a fee of $1.00.

Call your nearest Elite Car Care Center location for your VA State Inspection today.

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About Us Elite Car Care Centers is a pillar of the community. Elite Car Care Centers is a leader in offering name brand tires, wheels, auto repair services for customers located in and around the Herndon, Virginia area. Our goal is to focus on customer service. It is the foundation of our business. Elite Car Care Centers employs a well-trained staff specializing in the sale and installation of passenger car, performance, light truck, or SUV tires. Custom wheels are available at Elite Car Care Centers. Special wheels and rims compliment any tire or customer vehicle. Take this opportunity to browse Elite Car Care Centers website or call us for personalized service.