Safety Inspection for all cars and trucks
Evidence of financial responsibility, i.e. liability insurance, is checked for all inspections.
A brake test of all vehicles is conducted to insure vehicle can stop from a speed of 20 mph within a specified distance with inspector retaining firm control of steering. Pedal reserve and steering lash are checked during this test.
Tail lamps - white light should not be emitting through cracks or breaks, lenses cannot be repaired with repair
tape or repair kit. Painted, smoked or tinted lamp lenses are not permitted.
Brake lamps - same criteria as tail lamps, as of January 1, 2017 the center high-mounted brake light (aka
third brake light) is an inspection item for cars 1986 and newer and trucks 1994 and newer.
Turn signals - front and back, turn signal switch should lock in in proper turn position when applied
Headlights and high beam indicator
Seat belts - front seat belts only
Windshield wipers - operation and blade condition
License tag lamp
Brake fluid reservoir
Window tint - minimum of 25% light transmission through driver and passenger door windows
Wheels and tires - all lug nuts installed and tire tread depth (Lincoln head penny as a rule of thumb)
If your vehicle has four or more tires on the rear most axle, i.e. duallys, mud flaps are required and must
be at least as wide as the tires and no more than 12 inches from the road surface.
If your windshield is cracked, we can inspect your vehicle as long as it does not interfere with the windshield wipers working properly.
License Plate Lamp
Rear Red Reflector
Exceeding 7,500 Pounds Actual Gross Weight or Registered Weight
* Check for evidence of Financial Responsibility, i.e. liability insurance, on towing vehicle
Brakes (system) (If gross weight exceeds 7,500 pounds)
Tail Lamps (2)
Stop Lamps (2)
License Plate Lamp (1)
Rear Red Reflectors (2)
Turn Signal Lamps
Side Marker Lamps
Side Marker Lamps and Reflectors (30 feet or more in overall length)
Serial or Vehicle Identification Number
Safety Guards or Flaps (if four tires or more on rearmost axle) Pole trailers exempt
The above lists are not all inclusive.
Emissions Control Inspection for vehicles 1996 - current
Excludes motorcycles and vehicles equipped with diesel engines
Vehicles manufactured 1996 and later are required to pass an emissions control inspection which also includes a gas cap test. Vehicles manufactured 1995 and prior years need only pass the safety inspection. One item that is checked on vehicles manufactured 1996 or newer is the check engine light. The check engine light should come on momentarily upon starting the engine and then go out once the engine is running.
Vehicles 1996 and newer will be subjected to an OBDII test using the vehicles on board computer.