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State Inspection in Winchester, VA

Annual Safety Inspection

Trinity Auto Center is a Virginia State Police licensed inspection station. In the state of Virginia it is required that you have you vehicle inspected every year. We handle inspections for cars and light trucks. Give us a call or schedule an appointment online. We serve Winchester, VA, Stephens City, VA, Stephenson, VA, and surrounding areas.

Licensed Inspection Center in Winchester, VA

Before we can inspect your vehicle, two things have to happen.

  • The entire (old) inspection sticker is removed
  • The vehicle must be able to be driven (under it's own power) into the inspection lane

Then the following items are inspected:

  1. Service brakes
  2. Brakes: emergency, parking, or holding
  3. Steering & Suspension
  4. Frame, engine mounts, coupling devices and emergency chains (for trailer)
  5. Tires, Wheels & Rims
  6. Headlamps
  7. Rear lamps: tail lamp; license plate lamps and rear lamp combinations
  8. Auxiliary lamps: backup; cornering; driving; fog; spot and warning
  9. Parking lamps
  10. Clearance lamps and reflectors
  11. Signal device (intention to stop or turn), hazard lights, stop lamp
  12. Permissible lighting equipment (e.g. Running board or courtesy lamps)
  13. Windshield And Other Glass
  14. Mirrors
  15. Windshield Wiper/Defroster
  16. Horns and other warning devices
  17. Doors At The Right & Left Side Of The Driver’s Seat
  18. Hood latch system
  19. Floor Pan
  20. Driver’s Seat
  21. Seat Belts (including Air Bag And Airbag Readiness Light)
  22. Muffler, exhaust system and trailer venting
  23. Air Pollution Control System or device
  24. Fuel System

After the inspection is complete you’ll either get a new safety sticker, dated for the same month for the following year, or a rejection sticker on your vehicle.

If you receive a rejection sticker you will be told why you have failed and provided with a list of the failing items along with an explanation. The rejection sticker is valid for 15 days during which you are entitled to receive up to 2 re-inspections for a fee of $1.00.

Call Trinity Auto Center for your VA State Inspection in the Winchester, VA area.

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