Inspections

We can take a look under the hood

inspection

There are two parts to your vehicle’s inspection.

Vehicle Safety Inspection

The vehicle inspection can be performed at any of the 7,500 licensed inspection stations throughout the state.

Exemptions, the following vehicle types do not need a Safety Inspection:

Vehicles 35 years old, or older
On-Board Diagnostic (OBD) Emissions Inspection

North Carolina is fighting ozone-forming emissions from gasoline-operated cars and light duty trucks. Inspections are conducted using the vehicle’s On-Board Diagnostic (OBD) system, computerized equipment installed on all new vehicles since 1996.

Exemptions, the following vehicle types do not need an OBD Emissions Inspection:

Vehicles 35 years old, or older
Model 1995 vehicles, or older
Diesel-operated vehicles
Vehicles licensed under the farmer rate