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PA State Inspection and Emissions

At Dave’s Automotive, we are an official PennDOT Inspection Station here to assist when your vehicle is due for a safety inspection or emissions inspection in Stockertown, PA and surrounding areas including Easton, Nazareth, and Bethlehem.

PA State Safety Inspection

The state of Pennsylvania does require that vehicles undergo annual inspections to ensure that they are safe for operation. A vehicle that isn’t safe for the road can lead to breakdowns and accidents, which we all want to avoid in order to keep our communities safe. 

When you need a PA state safety inspection in Stockertown, PA, our ASE certified technicians are well equipped to properly perform your testing and get you back on the road in a timely manner. 

The safety inspection is required annually for most vehicles, and will including that our mechanics check the following items for operation: 

  • Suspension components
  • Steering
  • Braking systems
  • Tires and wheels
  • Lighting and electrical systems
  • Glazing (glass)
  • Mirrors
  • Windshield washer
  • Defroster
  • Wipers
  • Fuel systems
  • Speedometer & odometer
  • Exhaust systems
  • Horns and warning devices
  • Body & chassis

Additionally, vehicles in the 42 County, Non-I/M region will also include a Visual Anti-Tampering Check during the safety inspection, which will check that none of the required emissions components have been tampered with or removed.

Once you pass the safety inspection, you will receive an inspection sticker that will be valid for 1 year from the month or your inspection or 1 year from the expiration date listed on the current inspection stick on your vehicle. If your car doesn’t pass the safety inspection, our Stockertown auto repair shop can provide you with what repairs are needed to pass and we can take care of those repairs right here at our friendly shop. 

PA State Emissions Inspection

Dave’s Automotive is the trusted choice in the area for PA State Emissions Inspections in Stockertown, PA and surrounding areas including Easton, Nazareth, and Bethlehem. The PA State Emissions Inspection or the Drive Clean PA program was put into place in order to meet certain air quality standards and goals to help improve our environment and decrease the effects that our vehicles have on our air quality. This program helps to ensure that vehicles on our roads are meeting certain emissions standards and are regularly monitored to keep our air clean.

In Northampton county, an emissions inspection is due once a year along with your vehicle’s safety inspection. We can perform these two inspections at the same time for your convenience. The emissions inspection may include the following tests:

  • OBD system (On-board diagnostics) check
  • Tailpipe test
  • Gas cap test
  • Anti-tampering check

If you’re looking for a PennDOT Inspection Station in Stockertown, PA, look no further than the professionals here at Dave’s Automotive! Give us a call or use our online appointment to schedule your inspection today. 

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