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How to Prepare for the VA State Inspection?

Welcome, and thanks for visiting the Burke Centre Automotive Resource Center with video tips about vehicle maintenance to keep your car safe and at peak performance. Our goal is to help you make the best decision about car maintenance options to assure you, your family, and your passengers are safe.

When we talk with our clients about how to prepare for the annual VA state vehicle inspection, we tell them “Take one practical, routine step to make the inspection process smooth, and that is to follow the preventive maintenance schedules recommended by their manufacturer.” This important first step can preempt post-inspection urgency that often results in more expensive and sometimes unnecessary auto repair expenses.

To prepare for your VA state vehicle inspection, the certified state inspectors at Burke Centre Automotive recommend you consult the online "Official Annual Motor Vehicle Inspection Manual." It is the only Required Official Inspection Procedure authorized by the Virginia State Police, and is used universally throughout the Commonwealth by auto professionals specially-trained as official state inspectors.

The Virginia Motor Vehicle Safety Inspection Program mandates each inspection consist of a specific 24-point safety check covering the vehicle head-to-toe, including items ranging from brake inspection to digital monitoring of your vehicle exhaust system.

Before you pull into the approved Virginia state inspection station at Burke Centre Automotive, have us walk through your vehicle with you. A quick visual check yields a ballpark list of items to repair (cracked glass or an oil leak, for example) or replace (like windshield wipers and tires) before inspection. This helps you avoid an inspection rejection sticker and the headaches that follow.

The state-approved inspectors and ASE-certified mechanics at Burke Centre Automotive are specifically trained to get you the best value in auto services and repairs and to keep your vehicle safely operating within its optimum performance standards. If you need more information to prepare for your VA state vehicle inspection, stop by Burke Centre Automotive or visit our online Resource Center at burkecentreautomotive.com. At Burke Centre Automotive, we’ll have your vehicle inspected with precision and efficiency, and have you safely back on the road in no time.