State Inspections are held during the week days between 1PM and 5PM during business hours at 501 Automotive.

Cost for State Inspection is $7.00

Some required items for State Inspection

  • Inspect horn for:
    • Presence, mounting, and working condition
    • Wiring and actuating device
    • Audibility and unreasonably harsh sound
  • Inspect windshield wipers for:
    • Required number of wipers
    • Condition of wiper blades
    • Operates freely and proper adjustment
  • Inspect mirror for:
    • Secure mounting and clear view to the rear
    • Condition of reflecting surface
    • Cracked or broken glass
  • Inspect steering system for:
    • Excessive lash and free movement without jamming
    • Mounting and condition of steering mechanism
    • Fluid level and visible leaks in power steering unit
    • Modified steering wheel adversely affecting steering
  • Inspect seat belts for:
    • Presence of front seat belts (when required)
    • Unsafe belts, attachments fittings, and buckles
    • Anchor bolts
  • Inspect service break system for:
    • Visible leaks in brake lines, wheel cylinders, or other parts of the system
    • Frayed or leaking hoses or cables, or unsafe mechanical parts
    • insufficient pedal reserve and fluid level in master cylinder
    • Unsatisfactory stopping distance and equalization
    • Metal on metal contact
  • Inspect parking brake system for:
    • Does not hold when in forward gear and engine accelerated
    • Any mechanical parts missing, broken, badly worn, or not operating properly
    • Not fully released when the release control is operated
  • Inspect tires for:
    • Worn spots that expose ply or cord through the tread
    • Tread cuts, fabric breaks, snags. sidewall cracks
    • Visible bumps, bulges, or knots
    • Tread less than 2/32″ in any two adjacent major grooves in the center or middle of the tire
  • Inspect wheel assemblies for:
    • Defective or bent rim flanges; loose, missing or damaged bolts, nuts, studs or lugs
    • Defects and cracks that may impair safe mounting and proper retention of tires
  • Inspect exhaust system for:
    • Vehicle is not equipped with a muffler, or has holes, leaking seams, or patches
    • System or its elements not securely fastened to vehicle; loose or leaking joints
    • Any part of exhaust system passes through (or terminates beneath) the passenger compartment
    • Tail pipe broken, pinched, or eroded allowing fumes to penetrate passenger compartment
  • Inspect emission system for:
    • Examine visually for presence of system
    • Connections loose, broken, leaking, or improper routed
    • System has been altered, removed, or disconnected
  • Inspect beam indicator for:
    • Proper switching indication
    • Visibly without glare
  • Inspect tail lamps for:
    • Lamp does not completely emit plainly visible red light
    • Mounting, visibility, required number, and lens condition
    • Connected to burn when headlamps burn, and proper wiring
    • Any lamp projects a white light to the rear (except license plate lamp and backup lamp)
  • Inspect license plate lamp for:
    • Mounting and wiring
    • Illumination of license plate with white light
    • Lighting when headlamps are lighted
  • Inspect rear reflectors for:
    • Color, location, and condition of lens
    • Mounting and visibility
  • Inspect turn signal lamps for:
    • Mounting, visibility, and approved type
    • Color of light and condition of lens
    • Wiring, switch, dashboard indicator, and proper indications
    • Self-illuminated and automatic flashing
  • Inspect headlamps for:
    • Mounting and approved type
    • Improper connections, switching and dimmer switch, and wiring
    • Cracked, broken, or missing lens
    • Physical damage causing headlight beam to insufficiently illuminate the roadway
    • Dirt, moisture, contamination, or discoloration
  • Inspect clearance lamps for: (Vehicles wider than 80″)
    • Mounting and location
    • Required color
    • Cracked, broken, or missing lens
    • Wiring and visibility
  • Inspect side marker lamps for:
    • Mounting, location, wiring, and visibility
    • Cracked, broken, missing lens, and required color
  • Inspect cab lamps for: (Truck tractors only)
    • Mounting, location, wiring, and visibility
    • Cracked, broken, missing lens, and required color and number
  • Inspect side reflectors for:
    • Color, location, and condition of lens
    • Mounting and visibility
  • Inspect school buses (Additional items) for:
    • School bus sign
    • Fire extinguisher
    • Warning lamps
    • Convex crossover mirror
  • Inspect safety guards or flaps for:
    • Height, width, mounting, condition, and location
    • Construction and material
  • Aftermarket sun screening (Glass coating or tinting) for:
    • Minimum light transmission
    • Color (must not be red, blue, or amber)
    • Windshield tint is below AS-1 line or none, then 5″ from top
  • Gas cap for:
    • Check for presence
    • Pressure test on vehicles 2-24 model years old
    • Gasoline powered only