auto inspection

In North Carolina, before you can renew your vehicle registration, you must have it inspected. At Norris Automotive, we offer full vehicle inspections in addition to servicing and repairing your car.

What is an inspection?

Unless your vehicle is over 35 years old, the state of NC requires a yearly automobile inspection. During a safety inspection, one of our mechanics thoroughly checks your vehicles headlights, signals, brakes, steering, windows, horn, steering, exhaust system, and tires. In 22 NC counties, including Alamance County, an emission inspection is also required and will be performed at the same time as the safety inspection. Emission inspections keep air quality standards in compliance with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency guidelines.

How do I schedule my inspection?

We recommended calling to schedule an appointment for a vehicle inspection. You are welcome to wait in our waiting area or drop it off. A normal inspection is normally performed within 30 minutes. If a problem comes up, we will contact you to discuss your options.

What should I bring?

When you come to your inspection, we will need a current copy of your vehicle’s registration card. Upon passing inspection, you will then be able to proceed with renewing your registration, which must be completed within 90 days. Renewal instructions can be found *here* or on your renewal card which was mailed to you.

How much does it cost?

The NC Department of Transportation regulates inspection fees. For most vehicles, the fee is $30. There are also separate fees for tinted window inspections, if needed.

Why choose Norris Automotive?

Norris Automotive is a certified state inspection station. In addition to routine North Carolina inspections, we’ve got your covered for ANY of your vehicle’s needs. From transmissions, brakes, oil changes, timing belts, and even radiators, we are a full service automotive repair shop.

Have additional questions about your inspection? Find out more here or give us a call, and one of our trained mechanics will be happy to answer any of your questions.

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