In Pennsylvania, drivers are required to undergo a vehicle state inspection every year to make sure that it’s functioning properly and that it’s safe enough to operate. To give you a better idea of what to expect at these vehicle state inspections, we at Fred Beans Used have put together this state inspection guide.
Below, you’ll find all kinds of information about what a vehicle state inspection is, what they’ll look at during the inspection, and how we can get you scheduled for your next state inspection. Let’s get started by learning a little more about what exactly a vehicle state inspection is!
What Is a Vehicle State Inspection?
Most states in the United States require vehicles registered and operating within that state to be inspected periodically. This is to ensure that each vehicle on the road meets the specific safety and/or emissions standards of that specific state, which can differ depending on where you live in the United States.
Pennsylvania State Inspection Criteria
If you own a passenger vehicle or a light-duty pickup truck in the state of Pennsylvania, you need to have it inspected by a certified service technician once a year. During each vehicle state inspection, your vehicle will have a variety of things looked at and tested including:
All parts of the brake system
Tire and wheels
Lighting systems and parts
Glass glazing on the windows
Interior and exterior windows
The body of the vehicle
|Windshield washer system
Windshield defroster system
Windshield wipers and blades
The exhaust system
Horns and warning devices
The chassis of the vehicle
Each one of these parts will be thoroughly inspected and tested to ensure that it meets the vehicle standards of Pennsylvania. If one or more of these parts does not meet the standards of the state, you’ll need to have these parts or systems repaired or replaced in order to receive your safety inspection sticker.
This safety inspection sticker is a must-have in terms of driving legally on the roads of Pennsylvania. If you happen to be pulled over and your state inspection sticker is out of date, you may end up paying a fine or receiving a ticket.
Ready for Your Next Vehicle State Inspection?
At Fred Beans Used, we’re proud to provide helpful informational guides like this one to drivers in and around the Doylestown area. We hope that you got all the information you need to properly prepare for your next vehicle state inspection right on this page.
If you’re due for your next state inspection, we can help you there, too. At all our conveniently located service centers, our expertly trained service technicians are able to perform quick and efficient vehicle state inspections that can fit into your schedule.
To schedule your next vehicle state inspection with us, all you have to do is visit our website or give us a call at the service center today!