You probable already know that state inspections are required for your vehicle to be street legal. Many find state inspections to bring peace of mind knowing that their vehicle is safe for use on the road. But, for some the state inspection is a stressful time. Some people are really concerned that their vehicle will not pass the state inspection and that they will be stuck paying an expensive car repair bill. To help our North Carolina drivers feel more at ease, we have compiled a list of what will be inspected on your vehicle during your state inspection.
- Lighting – All lighting on the outside of your vehicle needs to work properly, have no cracks, and be correctly angled.
- Brakes – Your brakes, including your parking brake, will be checked to make sure that they are working properly.
- Horn – Your horn needs to work.
- Windshield Wipers – Your windshield wipers need to work well and have no damage.
- Tires – All the tires on your vehicle must have 2/32-inch tread depth, no bulges, cuts, or knots.
- Suspension and Steering – Your suspension should be in good working order and your steering should move easily.
- Window Tinting – Your window tinting needs to be placed in the correct locations on your car, not be too dark, or an unapproved color.
- Mirrors – All mirrors, include the rear-view mirror, must be present and functioning. There should be no damage to the mirrors.
- Windshield – Your windshield cannot be damaged in front of the driver’s seat. Your windshield wipers must be able to freely move across any crack or damage on the passenger side.