Auto Repair shop

PA State Inspections

Here at CIP, PA State Inspections are one of the MANY services we offer. Let one of our certified technicians look over your vehicle today and get you back on the road knowing that you and your family are safe. Since we are a very busy repair shop we ask that you make an appointment for your inspection.

What is checked for in the State Inspection?

From the PA Department of Transportation website:

  • Safety inspections for passenger cars and light-duty trucks require that the following items be checked: suspension components, steering, braking systems, tires and wheels, lighting and electrical systems, glazing (glass), mirrors, windshield washer, defroster, wipers, fuel systems, the speedometer, the odometer, the exhaust systems, horns and warning devices, the body, and chassis.

What happens if I fail the State Inspection?

If your vehicle fails the State Inspections, you will be told what repairs are needed in order for it to pass. You can choose to have the repairs done at the original inspection station, or to take the vehicle elsewhere. If you choose to have the repairs done at the original inspection station, no re-test should be necessary. If you choose to have the repairs done elsewhere (or do them yourself), and then bring the vehicle back to the original inspection station, the vehicle will have to be re-tested and a re-test fee will apply.

What do I need to bring when I get my vehicle inspected?

Other than the vehicle, just your current registration and insurance card. That’s it!