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PA State Inspection Exton, PA and West Chester, PA

The PA State Inspection

The PA State inspection is broken down into two main components - the emissions inspection and the safety inspection.

The PA State Emissions Inspection

The PA State inspection is broken down into two main components - the emissions inspection and the safety inspection. You must first pass the emissions portion of the inspection before the vehicle can pass the state safety inspection. A common reason the vehicle would fail the emissions test is if the check engine light is on. A common question we always get asked is can you just shut the light off and run the test. The answer to that is no because every time you shut the check engine light off, it resets the vehicle’s computer and what is called the emission readiness monitor.

The readiness monitor is a collection of self tests the vehicle needs to complete before the vehicle will let you run an emissions test. A couple of things the vehicle needs to see is a 10-30 mile drive with speeds under 60MPH, a cold engine start up, and a long deacceleration. For further information on the emissions program directly from the state of PA, click here to visit The PA Drive Clean website.

The PA State Safety Inspection

During this part of the inspection there is a lot of areas of the vehicle we must inspect. The inspection includes a vehicle road test, checking all the exterior lights, checking the steering / suspension components, checking the brakes / tires, checking the exhaust system, and checking the body and frame of the vehicle. For more information on the PA State Safety Inspection, and what needs to be inspected see the PA State Inspection Website.

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PA State Inspection in Exton, PA

In order to get a PA State Inspection. You must visit a PennDOT Inspection Station. Our Exton, PA branch is qualitified to perform this inspection to help determine that your vehicle is safe to drive and unlikely to result in vehicle failure. The State of Pennsylvania enforces these regular inspection because unsatisfactory vehicles on the roadways can result in unnecessary and avoidable car crashes that may lead to permanent injuries or death. Click the link below to learn more about our Exton, PA location or feel free to contact our team today and set up your PA state inspection appointment.

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PA State Inspection in West Chester, PA

Our West Chester, PA location is also fully qualified to perform a PA state emissions and safety inspection on your passenger vehicle or light truck.

Although some of the below items may change based on PennDOT at any time, below are common items that are checked on your vehicle during a standard inspection:

  • Braking systems
  • Defroster
  • Exhaust systems
  • Fuel systems
  • Glazing (glass)
  • Horns and warning devices
  • Lighting and electrical systems
  • Mirrors
  • Odometer
  • Speedometer
  • Steering
  • Suspension components
  • Tires and wheels
  • Vehicle body
  • Vehicle chassis
  • Windshield washer
  • Wipers
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Areas We Serve

Although customers come from many various cities, counties and even states. Below is a list of cities we commonly serve.

  • Altor, PA 19380, USA
  • Ashwell, PA 19382, USA
  • Caswallen, PA 19380, USA
  • East Goshen Township, PA, USA
  • Exton, PA 19341, USA
  • Frazer, PA 19355, USA
  • Hyllwynd, PA 19382, USA
  • Lionville, PA 19341, USA
  • Marshallton, PA 19382, USA
  • West Chester, PA, USA
  • Willistown, PA 19073, USA
  • Windon, PA 19382, USA
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