Your Local Inspection Center
To ensure that you’re driving legally in our state, you’re likely to need to make a visit at some point to a state sanction inspection station. While that may sound daunting, that’s not something that has to feel overly complicated for you, nor is it something you’ll need to drive into Richmond to do. Instead, count on your local inspection station, Powhatan Tire & Service, in Powhatan, Virginia. In business since 2003, we’re the shop area residents have come to trust for more than two decades. Even better, should your automobile need work to meet the standard, our experienced technicians stand ready to take care of that for you. You’ll find us close by at 2413 Anderson Highway Powhatan, VA 23139 near Swift Creek and between the two ends of Batterson Road. We’re open for inspections and other needed services Mon-Fri: 7:30AM-5PM. You can make your appointment online or by calling us at (804) 598-8393.
Virginia Inspection Requirements
Virginia requires an annual safety and emissions inspection prior to renewing your vehicle registration. The state mandates a safety check of the major systems to ensure everyone is sharing the road as safely as mechanically possible. This includes steering, suspension, brakes, fuel, and exhaust. Further, we’ll check your tires to be sure they still have a sufficient amount of tread depth present and that they are not leaking. Inside the passenger cabin, a technician will check airbags and seat belts and note the sound structure of floor pans and doors. Outside, we’ll check for the presence of license plates and the operation of the horn, windshield wipers, and all lights. Under passing conditions, you’ll receive a windshield sticker and certificate to show that your auto successfully met all requirements. However, if your vehicle does not pass, you’ll get a rejection sticker. This entitles you to keep driving on a temporary basis. You ‘after-hours drop-off/pick-you’ll need to have us correct the problem(s) within 15 days and inspect the car again unless it is an antique vehicle. If your automobile is at least 25 years old, it can be registered as antique transportation, exempting it from the inspection requirements if it meets certain requirements. This policy is not applicable to vehicles that are driven daily. It is intended to allow you to reach parades, collector shows/events, auto/body shops, and other related destinations not more than 250 miles from your residence.
Customer Care Matters
When you entrust your vehicle to Powhatan Tire & Service, we take the worry out of state inspection. Our team understands the requirements and can check your car in and out quickly. If, for any reason, your transportation fails inspection, we can work with you to make the repairs needed to bring it back into compliance. Our work is backed by a great 24-month/24,000-mile TechNet warranty. We also make payment convenient by accepting multiple methods, including cash, check, major cards, phone app, and financing. Other amenities include an option for after-hours drop-off/pick-up if you need it, as well as electronic status updates via text or email. That makes us your easiest stop for state auto inspection and related needs.