Virginia Vehicle Inspection Checklist
- Check the tread depth.
- Check your lights.
- Check your mirrors.
- Check your horn.
- Check your windshield.
- Check your dashboard for any warning lights.
- Listen for any unusual noises.
25 Jun 2020
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What happens if your car fails inspection in Virginia?If your car fails a Virginia State Inspection, a rejection sticker will be placed where the previous approval sticker was on your vehicle's windshield. You have 15 days from the day of the rejection to properly fix the faulty equipment for which your vehicle failed to pass the inspection.
Are state inspections extended in Virginia?
Northam to officially extend the validity of every driver, vehicle, special identification, and driver credential that expires on or before July 31, 2020, for up to an additional 90 days, with October 31, 2020, as the absolute latest for any credential.25 Jun 2020
Are VA state car inspections extended?
There are no extensions. Under normal circumstances, all Virginia-registered vehicles are required to bear a current Virginia inspection sticker.
What happens if you dont fix a cracked windshield?
Damaged Windshields are Not Safe
If the glass has cracks, chips, or missing pieces, then the odds are against you that the entire windshield will stay intact in a collision. Your best bet is to fix the windshield imperfections as they happen, and restore windshield's stability.25 Sept 2017
Cracks between 6 inches and a foot in length have the potential to be repaired. Cracks longer than a foot necessitate a full replacement. How Long is Too Long to Drive with a Cracked Windshield? There is no set amount of time to safely drive with a cracked windshield.23 Jul 2018
With that said, it can be nerve-wracking to think about the possibility of failing your state inspection — one in ten do.
Electrical & Mirrors
- Parking Brake.
- Signal Devices.
- Steering & Suspension.
- Tires, Wheels & Rims.
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There is additional paperwork that has to be done for each inspection which normally takes about ten minutes. Allow at least 30 minutes for your vehicle inspection. Inspections are performed on a first-come, first-served basis.
The rejection sticker places no travel restriction on the operation of the vehicle and is issued in lieu of an approval sticker. 3. The vehicle operator is legally responsible for any defect if operated on the highway and may be subject to a traffic summons for any existing equipment violation.
Partial pre-payment list (Does NOT include the processing fee)
|No or expired inspection||$30|
|Expired rejection sticker||$50|
|No or expired registration||$25|
|Defective or unauthorized equipment||$30|
In Virginia, there is no grace period when it comes to car inspection. Vehicles in Virginia are required to undergo a car safety inspection every 12 months. The car inspection sticker on the windshield of your car will expire on the last day of the month. Your vehicle is also subject to an emissions inspection.
Virginia Code §46.2-1157 states that “[n]o law-enforcement officer shall stop a motor vehicle due to an expired vehicle inspection sticker until the first day of the fourth month after the original expiration date.”6 Jan 2022
An expired inspection or registration sticker can only get you pulled; however, it has to be at least four months late.1 Mar 2021
Changes in Temperature
When this happens, your windshield's structure tends to shift, thus weakening the corner of each crack or chip. In one day, these cracks will start spreading on a microscopic level. Within a few days, you will see marked differences in the crack with the naked eye.12 Oct 2021
Though not an immediate danger, if the crack is large, near or touching the edge of the windshield, the glass may have to be replaced and driving the car is not recommended. Driving with a broken windshield should also be avoided whenever the damaged glass impairs the vision of the driver.23 Apr 2018
Whether it's two or 10 inches long, or somewhere in between, a crack has always been a primary reason to get a windshield replaced. Cracks, both short and long, can be repaired by filling the damage with a special resin.
If your check engine light is on, your vehicle will pass a Safety Inspection but not an Emissions Inspection.25 Jun 2020
Most model year 1996 through 2000 cars can have the emissions tested with up to two monitors “not ready”; 2001 and newer cars are generally only allowed one monitor “not ready”. If too many monitors are not ready, the car will be rejected from testing.
There is no grace period. You may have a safety inspection performed on your vehicle regardless of what state it is registered in. It is recommended that you have the safety inspection performed before registering the vehicle in Virginia.
for 15 days1. The rejection sticker is valid for 15 days in addition to the date of inspection. 2. The rejection sticker places no travel restriction on the operation of the vehicle and is issued in lieu of an approval sticker.