THE BASICS BEHIND EMISSIONS INSPECTION SERVICES

Vehicle inspection requirements differ by state or province, but all are determined by an authoritative governing body in response to safety or environmental concerns. In particular, emissions inspections are engineered to solve air-quality problems and meet a state or province’s goals for improvement. Because vehicles are a major source of pollution, many areas are trying to cut down on pollution as much as possible by requiring emissions inspections. These inspections help by serving as an effective means of protecting the environment and enhancing air quality. Because emissions inspections are required in many states or provinces, drivers can be fined for riding in a vehicle that either has not had or has failed to pass an emissions inspection. As such, motorists are encouraged to look up the emissions inspection laws of the state or province they reside in or plan to visit an emissions inspection station before they embark on a destination.

 

WHY SHOULD YOU HAVE EMISSIONS INSPECTION SERVICES

We have a knowledgeable staff available to perform a comprehensive emissions inspection on your vehicle. Emissions inspections help ensure that all vehicles driven on public roads produce safe levels of emissions that decrease environmental harm. The goal of our inspection is to preserve the ecosystem and improve air quality. Our emissions inspection requires an extensive investigation of several different parts of your vehicle to ensure that everything is up to code, including the amount of emissions produced, the gas tank and gas cap, and an overall visual inspection among other things. If any part of your vehicle fails our state or province's inspection regulations, the part will need to be replaced or repaired before the vehicle can be legally driven. When you need your vehicle inspected, contact us about our emissions inspection service.

 

THE BASICS BEHIND INSURANCE INSPECTION SERVICES

Crime involving motor vehicles is a costly problem, and represents substantial profits for those succeeding in insurance fraud. Because of these profits and the potential for sizable fraudulent claims, many insurance companies require an insurance inspection before issuing an insurance policy on a new or pre-owned vehicle. Insurance inspections mandated by some insurance companies have proven to be a good tool and can help auto insurance companies control their costs and maintain competitive rates. Typically, insurance inspections become mandatory when an insurance company receives a request for coverage for a newly purchased vehicle or when a vehicle changes carriers. The driver seeking to be insured may be provided with a time frame for having the vehicle inspected, as well as a list of authorized insurance inspection facilities. Insurance inspections are designed to assess the physical condition of the vehicle and to prove that the vehicle actually exists.

 

WHY SHOULD YOU HAVE INSURANCE INSPECTION SERVICES

Vehicle insurance inspections typically involve the gathering of visual documentation to help prove that a vehicle is real along with the physical state of the vehicle. The general physical condition of the vehicle may also be noted with these photos. A photo is also taken of the vehicle identification number (VIN) that, depending on the vehicle, may be located a variety of locations. The options and accessories of the vehicle are also inspected and noted. This is most helpful when an insurance claim is submitted to repair a particular component of a vehicle. The insurance company can refer to the insurance inspection and verify that the vehicle was equipped with the particular component at the time the claim was filed. Another part of insurance inspections includes a reading of the mileage on a vehicle’s odometer. The make, model, and year of the vehicle are also noted during an insurance inspection. These inspections can be conducted in a variety of ways, but the essential inspection components are the same.

 

THE BASICS BEHIND SAFETY INSPECTION SERVICES

Vehicle safety inspection requirements are determined by the governing body of a state or province. 17 of the 50 states have an annual or biennial safety inspection, while two additional states require safety inspections only prior to registration or transfer of ownership, and a third state requires inspections for newly arrived vehicles that were previously registered in another state. Vehicle safety inspections are a way to ensure that every vehicle on the road is maintained for safe operation. The purpose of state-mandated vehicle inspections is to try to prevent vehicle failure on the highway, which could lead to a crash that may result in injury or death. Many states that require vehicle safety inspections operate state-owned inspection stations for such purposes, but other states allow inspections to be done by private garages with approval from the state DOT. As a vehicle inspection station, we have staff members fully capable of performing verified state safety inspections.

 

WHY SHOULD YOU HAVE SAFETY INSPECTION SERVICES

Often annual or biennial inspections are mandated to ensure all vehicles driven on public roads are safe to drive and in good condition. The goal of the inspection is to keep drivers safe by catching any problems before they cause an accident. A vehicle inspection requires a lengthy examination of parts to make sure that everything is in working order in many different areas on the vehicle, including under the hood, in the interior, under the vehicle, and the outside of the vehicle on its bodywork. The mandatory safety inspection is designed to find any unsafe vehicles. Vehicles that fail to pass an inspection must be removed from the road. If it’s time for a safety inspection, give us, your local vehicle inspection station, a call.