In North Carolina, you need an annual inspection for any car you own. However, you don’t have to feel stressed about your NC car inspection at Kernersville Auto Center. We make the process easy so you can get back on the road quickly. Here’s what you need to know about annual inspections in North Carolina.
NC Car Inspection Requirements and Prices
If you don’t get your vehicle inspected annually, it is not legal to drive the car or truck. The DMV will not allow you to renew your registration without a valid inspection. However, this is all for good reason. A safety inspection ensures that your car meets minimum standards. This keeps all drivers and passengers safe on our roads. The licensed mechanics at Kernersville Auto Center will check your car’s lights and signals, brakes, steering, windshield wipers, and more. If you have tinted windows, they will be part of the safety inspection as well.
The good news is that your annual inspection is relatively inexpensive. In fact, the state DMV sets the prices for inspections so mechanics cannot overcharge you. The safety inspection costs $13.60 or $23.60 if you have tinted windows.
In 22 counties, you will also need an emissions inspection if your vehicle is a certain age. Here in Forsyth County, where Kernersville is located, an emissions inspection is required for many vehicles. This page has more information about emissions inspections. If you need an emissions inspection, the cost is $30.
While you are at our shop, we can also perform other basic maintenance, including oil changes. We’ll help you keep your vehicle in great shape. By performing regular maintenance, you’ll never be surprised by a breakdown. Instead, you’ll nip problems in the bud, which is better for both your safety and your wallet. Our ASE-certified mechanics are happy to explain all service options to you.
What if You Fail Your Inspection?
At Kernersville Auto Center, we can help with any problem that causes you to fail your inspection. Some common reasons vehicles do not pass an NC car inspection include:
- Lights that need replacement bulbs
- Old windshield wipers
- Worn brake pads
- No tread on your tires
We can help with all of these problems (and more!) at Kernersville Auto Center. Our mechanics can fix many problems same-day. So, you don’t even need to make a follow-up appointment with our service team to pass your inspection.
If you do need major repairs, you’ll get time to complete these fixes. In some cases, you may receive a DMV waiver for a failed emissions inspection if you pass the safety part. Our team of professionals can walk you through your options if a same-day repair isn’t possible. We’ll help you pass your inspection in a fast and budget-friendly way.
Our Team is on Your Side
When you get your vehicle inspected at Kernersville Auto Center, you have a team of professionals on your side. We’ll never recommend repairs you don’t actually need just to get you to spend money. Actually, our goal is to help you save! We even have a loyalty program so you can earn points to use on oil changes, car washes, and other services.
We provide top-notch customer service to ensure your vehicle is safe to drive. You can read what real customers are saying about us on our testimonials page. Here’s what one person wanted to share:
“Always top-notch service, they know the names of all their customers and treat your vehicle as if it’s their own. Their new car wash is amazing!” – Lathan Durner
We’re ready to add you to our ever-growing list of happy customers. Click here to schedule your appointment now. Or, give us a call at 336-993-7697.