Getting your vehicle inspected in North Carolina, South Carolina, or Virginia is not only a legal obligation — it’s also vital to ensuring your vehicle is running safely, correctly, and at peak condition. With our friendly, experienced staff of inspectors and our ability to address most problems on the spot, Colony Tire is an ideal spot to get your car inspected.
Our mechanics offer a comprehensive selection of auto inspections at our various auto shop locations from Columbia, SC to Norfolk, VA. In addition to regular state inspections, we also offer check engine light diagnostics. If the dreaded Check Engine light has popped up on your dash, The issue could be as simple as a loose gas cap or as complicated as a misfiring piston. No matter what kind of problems you’re experiencing, we’ll work to quickly fix the issue and get you back on the road without costing you an arm and a leg.
Although automatic transmission problems can be more difficult to diagnose, the trained mechanics at Colony Tire have years of experience working with all aspects of automatic transmissions, including fluid refills, reseals, rebuilds and replacements.
Don’t forget about your state safety inspection! Skipping your inspection can result in costly penalties, so be sure to get it done on time with the help of your local Colony Tire location. This annual car inspection ensures your safety while driving — as well as the safety of others on the road.
Below is a checklist of the items that will be checked during your vehicle safety inspection:
With a recent rise in vehicle insurance fraud, more and more insurance companies are requiring an official inspection before a damage claim can be taken out under a car owner’s auto insurance policy.
During a car insurance inspection, Colony Tire will take visual documentation of your vehicle, noting any options or accessories. We’ll also record your VIN number, as well as your current odometer reading.
An emissions inspection from Colony Tire ensures your vehicle is not releasing any hazardous gases into the environment. If your car does not pass the inspection, our team would be happy to perform any repairs that need to be made.
Keep in mind that brand-new vehicles, are vehicles driven less than 5,000 miles, and any specially-constructed vehicles or motorcycles are exempt from state emissions inspections.