State Inspections Gettysburg, PA

Yearly safety and emissions inspections are required for all cars registered in Pennsylvania. Fortunately, the process is quick, easy and inexpensive. During the inspection, technicians test key systems to ensure that your car is safe to drive. Here’s what you can expect during the inspection process.

Safety Inspection Requirements

Pennsylvania vehicles are required to pass a yearly comprehensive safety inspection before they’re deemed safe for road usage. During this inspection, a certified technician checks your car’s suspension components, brakes and steering systems, wheels and tires, electrical and lighting systems, glazing, glass and mirrors, windshield washer and wipers, defroster, fuel system, odometer and speedometer, exhaust system, body and chassis, and horns and other warning devices.

Once your car has passed, you’ll be given an inspection sticker that’s valid for one year from the month of the inspection or a year from the expiration date of your current inspection sticker.

Emissions Tests

Emissions tests vary for each vehicle, depending upon the model, make, year and county of registration. In Gettysburg, the emissions check is done by performing a Visual Anti­Tampering Check, which is a visual inspection to ensure that certain factory­installed emission control components haven’t been tampered with or removed.

A certified technician will inspect your car’s exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve, positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) valve, evaporative control system components (including vapor canisters and lines), air pump and fuel inlet restrictor. In addition, the technician will make sure that these devices are properly connected and appropriate for your specific vehicle. The technician will also check your car’s gas cap and on­board diagnostic system and will perform several tests on the tailpipe while the engine is idling at different speeds.

If you’re planning to get an inspection, repair or oil change in Gettysburg, PA, Mike’s KARS is a true one­stop shop for all your automotive needs. Mike’s KARS has a team of ASE certified technicians who can inspect, diagnose and repair all automotive makes and models. With a full roster of state ­of­ the ­art diagnostic tools and equipment, Mike’s KARS offers every type of repair and maintenance service. Plus, you’ll get a two­year/24,000 mile warranty on all repair work, as well as a free courtesy inspection every time you bring in your car for servicing.

The next time you’re in Gettysburg, bring your car in to Mike’s KARS, sit back in our comfortable lounge, and enjoy free coffee and Wi­Fi while we do all the work. We’ll have you back on the road in no time!