Virginia State Inspection

Virginia State Inspection

Walt’s Auto Repair, Inc. is an

Official Virginia State Inspection Facility

REQUIRED OFFICIAL INSPECTION PROCEDURE

Each inspection consists of the following items:

1. – REMOVE OLD INSPECTION STICKER.

2. – DRIVE VEHICLE INTO INSPECTION LANE.

3. – INSPECT BRAKES FOR:

  • Worn, damaged or missing parts.
  • Worn, contaminated or defective linings or drums.
  • Leaks in system, proper fluid level.
  • Worn, contaminated or defective disc pads or discs.
    (NOTE: A minimum of two wheels and drums must be removed from each vehicle at the time of inspection.)

4. – INSPECT PARKING BRAKE FOR:

  • Broken or missing parts.
  • Proper adjustment.
  • Standard factory equipment or equivalent.

5. – INSPECT HEADLIGHTS FOR:

  • Approved type, aim, and output.
  • Condition of lamp, wiring and switch.
  • Beam indicator.

6. – INSPECT OTHER LIGHTS FOR:

  • Approved type, proper bulbs, condition of lenses, wiring and switch.
  • Aim of fog and driving lamps.
  • Illumination of all lamps, lens color, and condition of lens.

(NOTE: Every vehicle must have a rear lamp showing a red light to the rear, a white light illuminating the rear license plate; vehicles over 7 feet wide or extending 4 inches or more beyond the front fender extremes must be equipped with approved clearance lamps and reflex reflectors. Count load in measuring.)7. – INSPECT SIGNAL DEVICE FOR:

  • Approved type, proper bulbs, condition of lenses, wiring and switch.
  • Correct indications and tell-tale (visual or audible).
  • Illumination of all lamps, lens color, and condition of lens.

8. – INSPECT STEERING & SUSPENSION FOR:

  • Wear in bushings, kingpins, ball joints, wheel bearings, tie rod ends.
  • Looseness of gear box on frame, condition of drag link and steering arm.
  • Play in steering wheel.
  • Wheel alignment and axle alignment.
  • Broken spring leaves, and worn shackles.
  • Shock absorbers.
  • Broken frame.
  • Broken or missing engine mounts.
  • Lift blocks.

9. – INSPECT TIRES, WHEELS & RIMS FOR:

  • Condition of tires including tread depth.
  • Mixing radials and bias ply tires.
  • Wheels that are cracked or damaged so as to affect safe operation.

10. – INSPECT MIRROR FOR:

  • Rigidity of mounting.
  • Condition of reflecting surface.
  • View of road to rear

(Truck mirrors must extend at least halfway beyond edge of body) – (Visibility 200 feet to rear).

11. – INSPECT HORN FOR:

  • Electrical connections, mounting and horn button.
  • Emits sound audible for a minimum of 200 feet.

12. – INSPECT WINDSHIELD AND OTHER GLASS FOR:

  • Approved type safety glass.
  • Cloudiness, distortion or other obstruction to vision.
  • Cracked, scratched or broken glass.
  • Stickers. ALL UNAUTHORIZED STICKERS MUST BE REMOVED.
  • Sunshading material attached to the windshield to ensure it does not
  • extend more than 3 inches downward from the top of windshield, unless
  • authorized by Medical Waiver Certificate.
  • Operation of left front door glass.

13. – INSPECT WINDSHIELD WIPER/DEFROSTER FOR:

  • Operating condition.
  • Condition of blade.

14. – INSPECT EXHAUST SYSTEM FOR:

  • Exhaust line-manifold, gaskets, pipes, mufflers, connections, etc.
  • Leakage of gases at any point from motor to point discharged from system.

15. – INSPECT LICENSE TAGS FOR:

  • Illumination of rear plate.

16. – INSPECT HOOD AND AREA UNDER THE HOOD FOR:

  • Operating condition of hood latch.
  • Presence of emissions system –
  • Evidence that any essential parts have been removed, rendered
  • inoperative or disconnected.
  • Fluid levels that are below the proper level
  • 1. Brake fluid.
  • 2. Power steering fluid.
  • Power steering belt – proper tension, wear, or absence.

17. – INSPECT AIR POLLUTION CONTROL SYSTEM

(1973 and Subsequent Models) FOR:

  • Installation.
  • Operation.

(NOTE: This includes the catalytic converter and the fuel tank filler pipe.)

18. – INSPECT DRIVER’S SEAT FOR:

  • Anchorage.
  • Location.
  • Condition.

19. – INSPECT SEAT BELTS FOR:

  • Approved type.
  • Installation.

20. – INSPECT AIR BAG AND AIRBAG READINESS LIGHT FOR:

  • Any defects in the air bag system noted by the air bag readiness light, or otherwise indicated; or
  • The air bag has been deployed and has not been replaced (and is not deactivated because of a medical or other exemption and a notice is posted to indicate that it has been deactivated); or
  • Any part of the air bag system has been removed from the vehicle; or
  • If the air bag indicator fails to light, or stays on continuously.

21. – INSPECT DOORS AT THE RIGHT & LEFT SIDE OF THE DRIVER’S SEAT FOR:

  • Handle or opening device which will permit the opening of the door from the outside and inside of the vehicle.
  • Latching system which will hold door in its proper closed position.

22. – INSPECT FUEL SYSTEM FOR:

  • Any part that is not securely fastened.
  • Liquid fuel leakage.
  • Fuel tank filler cap for presence

23. – INSPECT FLOOR PAN FOR:

  • (a) Holes which allow exhaust gases to enter occupant compartment.
  • (b) Conditions which create a hazard to the occupants.

24. – ISSUE STICKER:

  • (a) If approved, place approval sticker on the vehicle, and give pink copy of certificate to operator.
  • (b) ALL DEFECTS MUST BE CORRECTED AND THE VEHICLE REINSPECTED WITHIN 15 DAYS.

THE DRIVER MAY BE IN JEOPARDY OF RECEIVING A SUMMONS FOR ANY DEFECT STILL PRESENT ANY TIME THE VEHICLE IS OPERATED ON THE HIGHWAY.

(NOTE: The validity period of the rejection sticker shall include fifteen (15) days in addition to the day of the inspection.)