Virginia state inspection laws are important to follow — if you don’t you will face serious consequences. In order to legally drive in Virginia, each driver must follow the state inspection laws, including an annual safety inspection. After the safety inspection is complete, the valid safety inspection sticker must be displayed in your vehicle, and if you should choose to operate the vehicle without an inspection, you will be ticketed and fined. This offense also is reported and will be added to your driving record which could negatively impact your ability to procure auto insurance at an affordable rate.
If when under inspection your vehicle is found to have a defect, as the owner and operator of the vehicle, you have 15 days to correct the problem and have the vehicle inspected once again. If the problem is not corrected at the time of inspection, you could face receiving a summons for any defect still present upon re-inspection.
It is always important to remember your safety inspection sticker expires on the last day of the month — whether or not that day falls on a weekend or weekday is not important. There are no extensions provided, as law enforcement is aware qualified inspection sources are available nearly every day of the week in most areas of Northern Virginia. If stopped by law enforcement and your safety inspection sticker is outdated, you may face a citation and fines.
Wiygul Automotive Clinic is approved for VA State Auto Inspections and emissions testing as well. Open when you need us, our team of qualified technicians will complete your safety or emissions testing and have you back on your way quickly.
For more information on Virginia state inspection laws and to have your vehicle inspected, contact Wiygul Automotive Clinic. As a AAA-approved center for auto repair and maintenance, Wiygul Automotive Clinic specializes in complete foreign and domestic repair service, serving Burke, Fairfax Station, Clifton, Fairfax City, and Springfield.