State inspections are a must for drivers in North Carolina, and they’re a task many people put off to the last minute due to reputation they have for being inconvenient. Like it or not, inspections have to be completed to proceed with updating your vehicle registration and paying property taxes, so there’s no avoiding it unless you want to deal with the fines and legal penalties. The process doesn’t have to be difficult or time-consuming, though, and at Auto Pro to Call in Chapel Hill, we’re known for getting you in and out quickly. Our experienced staff is fully trained in performing safety and emissions inspections on all vehicles. We’re your trusted go-to to get your inspection completed quickly, perform any repairs that are needed, and get you passed and on your way without the hassle.
What Happens During a Vehicle Inspection?
When you bring your vehicle to Auto Pro to Call, we know you have a busy schedule and waiting for your car is the last thing you want to do. That’s why we make sure our staff is prepped and ready and our schedule stays on course throughout the day so your experience is kept as easy as possible. Your inspection process will involve two parts: a safety inspection and an on-board diagnostics emissions inspection. Each are due no more than 90 days before your plate expires.
Safety Inspection Process
During your safety inspection, one of our trained mechanics will carefully check your headlights, turn signals, and reverse lights to make sure all are working. Then we’ll inspect your brakes, tires, steering, windshield wipers, and other basic safety systems to ensure everything performs correctly and isn’t too worn.
Emissions Inspection Process
For the emissions inspection, we run through your on-board diagnostics system. This system is essentially a computer that controls your vehicle’s important features, like your engine, transmission, exhaust, etc. We’ll connect our computer to your OBD system to check if any systems are flawed. If any are, repairs will be needed immediately to prevent danger to you and other drivers on the road.
Once both inspections are completed and passed, Auto Pro to Call notifies the NCDOT electronically so that all you have to do is pay your fees.
Things to Remember
- Schedule an appointment with Auto Pro to Call in advance to guarantee a designated time slot and quick service.
- Bring your current vehicle registration.
- Don’t wait until the last minute. Take care of your inspection in advance in case repairs are needed. That way the work can be properly completed without you missing the state deadline.
- Check to see if your car is exempt from one or both inspections. You may fall under this category if your car is at least 35 years old, uses diesel fuel, is licensed under the farmer rate, or is a 1995 model or older.
Let Auto Pro to Call take care of your NC state vehicle inspections quickly and easily. Schedule your appointment today and be on your way!