If your car is due for its annual state inspection, it’s important to get it completed before time runs out. Vehicles with expired inspection stickers are subject to possible fines and ticketing. The reason for state inspections is to ensure that every vehicle on the road is operating per current guidelines to ensure everyone’s safety. If you’re due for an inspection, come see the experts at Oxford Auto & Tire. We’ll get your car inspected and get you back on the road in no time.
Why do You Need a State Inspection?
Every vehicle is a complex system of moving parts, and not all of the issues with your vehicle are easy to spot right away. Over time, certain safety issues can arise, causing accidents and even injury. With an annual state inspection, you’ll be aware of the current condition of your vehicle and anything that might be in need of repair. If your vehicle fails, we can help you get the problems corrected for a passing sticker right away.
For those with failed or expired inspections, you could possibly lose your ability to register your vehicle. Not every state requires an inspection, but the ones that do enforce it to the fullest extent of the law. Check your inspection sticker and be sure to schedule your next state inspection before the due date.
What Happens During a State Inspection?
The purpose of state inspection is to check the most important safety elements if your vehicle to ensure that they’re in good working order. This includes all lights like your headlights, taillights, and brake lights. Tire tread is also checked to make sure that they have good tread without signs of dry rot, bulging, or other potentially serious damage. Your windshield’s condition will also be checked. If a windshield is severely cracked, it can impede your vision and result in a potential accident. The windshield wipers are also inspected to ensure that they’re in good condition to help clear your window during inclement weather.
Some other key items that are checked in a state inspection include your mirrors. If the rearview or side mirrors are damaged or cracked, they will need to be replaced. All safety components like seatbelts and airbags are also thoroughly inspected. Your horn is considered a safety component, so we will check that it’s working properly. These are just some examples of the main things our technicians will look at to ensure that your vehicle passes inspection.
For your next state inspection, repair services and more, come visit the experts at Oxford Auto & Tire in Oxford, PA to schedule your appointment today!