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Car Inspection Near Me

Get in right away for your car inspection near me. A lot of locations only need a moment’s notice. Give any one of them a call before heading over and chances are they will be ready for you by the time you get there. This is especially true mid-summer, when these places are often a bit slower.

There are many locations that offer thorough car inspections, some even while you get an oil change. If you’re looking for a formal safety inspection, make sure the place you call is well aware of any new laws for safety inspections.

Car Inspection Near Me – Find It Using The Map

You can use the map below to find any number of car inspection locations. Many people heavily rely on these map results as the majority of drivers out there don’t plan their car inspections, it’s a last minute decision. And of course by decision, I mean something forces their hand. Problems driving the car or simply the law says it’s time for an inspection – find one as soon as possible using the map below.

Using Google Maps, and other map results is the best way to get a car inspection. This will give you a broad overlook based on your geographical location so you can find the exact spot you’re looking for. This is also perfect if you’re on the go and need to make an emergency stop. You can always find a car inspection near me.

Safety Inspections Near Me – Know The Laws

There are two sides to a car inspection.

  1. Something is wrong and I need someone to figure it out. In this same boat are the people that schedule routine maintenance checks to make sure they don’t run into any issues.
  2. On the other hand, we have safety inspections, regulated by the government.

There are preventative measures that you can read more on here in order to make sure your car lasts as long as possible and doesn’t cost nearly as much in the long run. If you can or are willing to do this for your own car instead of taking every little thing into a garage, it can save you a lot of time, money and hassle.

What Do They Look For?

Depending on your state or province it can vary what a car inspection company will look for when digging into the mechanics of your car. Some examples include:

  • Brake pads and thickness of each.
  • Fluid levels (oil, steering, etc. and the quality – is it dirty?).
  • Air cabin quality
  • Mechanical parts, is anything broken or rusted? Is anything loose or about to fall off?
  • Some states are even required to test drive the car to make sure it’s running properly in practice and as a whole, not just the individual parts.
  • As you might have guessed however, there are a lot of different rules across different locations. Take a look at this Wikipedia article on Vehicle Inspection and it will outline the laws around each country.

Is My Car Inspected During An Oil Change?

You know you’re taking your car to a great garage if they’re willing to do a “mini-inspection” for you each time you get you oil changed. Some people think it’s their way of selling you in extra services, but it’s actually a huge benefit to the client. They know what work will need to be done and then could even call around for estimates on those types of jobs. It also let’s you financially prepare if you know your brakes will soon need replacing, and not when they actually break on you!

How often do I need a car inspection?

Unfortunately this also depends on your location. Some places require it annually while others only need you to get your car inspected once every two years. There are also a number of jurisdictions, Ontario, Canada for example that don’t require any consistent amount of time. They only require used cars to be tested and then you don’t need a vehicle inspection again until you receive notice by mail. Notice could be within two years or not for 16 years (if you even have your car for that long). But then if you sell it, the new owner will need an inspection before it can be legally driven.

Popular Vehicle Inspection Locations Near Me

There are a few larger nation-wide garages that come to mind:

  • Midas
  • Meineke
  • Good Year Auto

These of course just touch the surface and there are so many great small business and local options. Scroll back up to our map to a vehicle inspection near me.