The state of North Carolina requires that all registered vehicles less than 35 years old are required to pass an annual safety inspection. This inspection will determine whether or not your vehicle is considered “road worthy.”
Our five convenient Fast Lube Plus locations throughout the Triangle can handle your NC Car Inspection with ease as an Official North Carolina State Inspection Station.
Your care will undergo a two-part inspection process described below.
Vehicle Safety Inspection
This inspection is to make sure your vehicle is operating safely. It includes checks to the headlights, accessory lights, directional signals, foot brake, parking brake, steering and windshield wipers.
If your car is more than 35 years old you are not required to have it inspected.
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. Wake County residents are required to have an emissions inspection.
The following vehicle types do not need an OBD Emissions Inspection:
- Vehicles three years old and newer with fewer than 70,000 miles
- Model 1995 vehicles, or older
- Diesel-operated vehicles
- Vehicles licensed under the farmer rate
Fast Lube Plus NC Car Inspection Station
We are licensed to perform both OBD and Safety Inspections. We perform these services in the compliance with state guidelines. Fees for theses services are regulated by the state of North Carolina
We can also handle the required Emissions Inspection for Wake County. Using your vehicles On-Board Diagnostics, this inspection is performed in conjunction with the annual safety inspection.
For specific rules and regulations concerning state inspections visit:www.ncdot.org
Our goal is not only for you to pass your NC inspection quickly, but also to make sure you are aware of any potential services your vehicle may need in the future. We want to make sure you are driving a safe and efficient vehicle!
Call in to one of our locations today for your state and emissions inspections!