Can't even remember the cost anymore. Gone up a few times. I think it's $16 now.
And what they look for is dependent on the vehicle (IIRC). But basically all lights work, horn, wipers, tread depth, exhaust leaks. Well, I'm pretty sure that's about all they checked on mine last time. But the list is incredibly long if they do it by the book. No "real" emissions testing - i.e. they look at it to make sure you have the stuff there, but no smog tests like other places (THANK GOD!).
I have 2 due this month. We shall see how my old girl does with all the emissions stuff ripped out from under the hood.
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The site says its $16 and I'm pretty sure the station passes that cost thru to you so no added fee. Its an annual inspection. The emissions inspection is done every two years but only required if you live in one of these areas
•the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William, or Stafford
•the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Manassas or Manassas Park
I moved from PA to VA four years ago and it was a painless process. I think and I may be wrong, that you needed proof of insurance for the first inspection to move the car into the state. I may be wrong but it was easy for me.
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The "strictness" of the inspection, quite bluntly, varies from place to place. Some places harp on every stringent detail while others won't. I doubt a 2003 WJ will have a problem unless there are blatant problems.
I used to state inspect. I still have my license but i quit working in shops so i can get in shape to leave for the USMC in Nov. haha
But really, what ive noticed from shops (from me working personally and friends) is to just make sure all of your safety items work right. IE brakes, suspension, steering, tires, and lights. Most other things they will more then likely let go
They are supposed to check an make sure no suspension or steering components are loose, broken/ damaged. Each place will vary slightly depending on the inspector. Most don't like any unapproved stickers on the windshield but many won't care. Like said just basic stuff, lights horn turn signals, tires, exhaust(cat,muffler,tail pipe), no major cracks in the windshield
I knew at least one shop in NOVA where i could get an iffy car through with a
the fee + a case of Miller Lite.
Back a number of years ago had a shop claim my horn wasnt loud enough.
So I drove down the road a couple miles to VA State Police barracks on Braddock Rd. Talked to the trooper in charge of the VA State Inspection program locally. I went back out side and beeped my horn and he could hear inside. He called the gas station and the inspector wasnt pleased to see me.
I got my inspection sticker. Station lost their inspection privileges for a year.
I remember the good ole days when you had to get your vehicle inspected every 6mos. My dad thought it was a great opportunity let me drive by myself down to the gas station ironically the same one that failed me years later on Saturday morning to sit in line and get car inspected. @#*&^ and it was the end of the month too.
With lifted or modified vehicles the inspectors can sometimes be real jerks.
Know the rules and regs. Sir your car is too low. No it not see page ____!
I'm also a state inspector and honestly as long as the vehicle isn't blatantly unsafe, it passes. I'm not going to fail you for something stupid like a cracked tail light. As long as the suspension and steering are in decent shape, lights and horn work, and the brakes are above 2/32's you pretty much are guaranteed a sticker. That's not just me, that's pretty much everywhere. Unless they're dickheads.
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