Burke, VA vehicle owners have two options when it comes to having their car examined at an automotive inspection station. There are the traditional certified emissions inspection stations, available at Wiygul Automotive Clinics in Virginia. A new choice is to use one of the RAPIDPASS on-road emissions test sites.
These new test sites identify a car or truck as it drives past by taking a picture of the license plate and measures its emissions output in less than one second. If the vehicle passes, the owner is mailed the inspection sticker to go on the windshield. For more information about the RAPIDPASS program or to find the location of the nearest emissions testing site; visit the DMV website at www.dmv.virginia.gov.
While the RAPIDPASS sites are quick, there are only a limited amount, and they are ineffective with any amount of inclement weather. Testing at a traditional certified emissions inspection station takes longer, but a trained Wiygul Clinic specialist can complete an emissions test in any weather at one of our four Virginia Automotive Clinics.
Our emissions technicians carefully examine and test the vehicle exhaust system needed to secure a PASS for each customer. If the vehicle registers as a FAIL, they provide a list of the exhaust system components that did not perform to specifications and need either repair or replacement. Cars and trucks requiring emissions inspection are divided into two categories by type of fuel, gasoline, and diesel.
Gasoline-powered passenger and property-carrying cars and trucks that need an inspection must be less than 25 model years before January 1st of the current calendar year. As an example, a 1994 Honda requires inspection in 2018 while a 1993 model does not. The vehicles must also have a manufacturer's designated gross vehicle weight of 10,000 pounds or less.
Diesel-powered passenger and property-carrying cars and trucks that need an emission inspection must be a 1997 model year or newer. That means a 1998 Chevrolet falls into this category, but a 1996 model does not. Each vehicle must have a manufacturer’s designated gross vehicle weight rating of 8,500 pounds or less.
All Burke, VA car and truck registration records are updated automatically regardless of which type of automotive inspection station performs the test. Inspection results are usually processed and sent to the DMV within 24 hours. Each inspection is valid for two years.
No private or commercial vehicle with a FAIL from either testing station or is in need of routine testing can register or process a renewal through the DMV. The only alternative is when the DMV issues a WAIVER for emissions system repair costs that exceed $450.00.
If you need to have your Burke, VA vehicle emissions test accomplished, bring it into a Wiygul automotive inspection station today. We perform testing on a first-come-first-serve basis, no appointments. If you have a question about the test or need to find the nearest Clinic to you; call our office at 866-702-8050.