VA State Inspection

Virginia State Annual Safety Inspection with Rice Tire

​Rice Tire is a Virginia State Police licensed inspection station. In the state of Virginia it is required that you have you vehicle inspected every year. We handle inspections for cars and light trucks. Give us a call or schedule an appointment online. We serve Harrisonburg, Manassas, Winchester, Brandy Station, and surrounding areas of VA.

Licensed Inspection Center in Virginia

Before we can inspect your vehicle, two things have to happen.

  • The entire (old) inspection sticker is removed
  • The vehicle must be able to be driven (under it’s own power) into the inspection lane
Rice Tire Virginia State Inspection Tech
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We ‘ll then inspect the following items:

  • Service brakes
  • Brakes: emergency, parking, or holding
  • Steering & Suspension
  • Frame, engine mounts, coupling devices and emergency chains (for trailer)
  • Tires, Wheels & Rims
  • Headlamps
  • Rear lamps: tail lamp; license plate lamps and rear lamp combinations
  • Auxiliary lamps: backup; cornering; driving; fog; spot and warning
Rice Tire Brake Inspection of front brake Rotors
Rice Tire Check Engine Light Inspection
  • Parking lamps
  • Clearance lamps and reflectors
  • Signal device (intention to stop or turn), hazard lights, stop lamp
  • Permissible lighting equipment (e.g. Running board or courtesy lamps)
  • Windshield And Other Glass
  • Mirrors
  • Windshield Wiper/Defroster
  • Horns and other warning devices
  • Doors At The Right & Left Side Of The Driver’s Seat
  • Hood latch system
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Rice Tire Emission Inspection
  • Floor Pan
  • Driver’s Seat
  • Seat Belts (including Air Bag And Airbag Readiness Light)
  • Muffler, exhaust system and trailer venting
  • Air Pollution Control System or device
  • Fuel System
Rice Tire Windshield wiper inspection and replacement

After the inspection is complete you’ll either get a new safety sticker, dated for the same month for the following year, or a rejection sticker on your vehicle.

If you receive a rejection sticker you will be told why you have failed and provided with a list of the failing items along with an explanation. The rejection sticker is valid for 15 days during which you are entitled to receive up to 2 re-inspections for a fee of $1.00.

Call ​Rice Tire for your VA State Inspection in the Harrisonburg, VA area.

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Rice Tire is the #1 place to go for your tire or wheel needs, automobile maintenance, and repairs in the mid-Atlantic region.  We have 11 locations throughout Washington DC, Baltimore, Maryland, and Virginia. We are in, or near your neighborhood making us your best local tire shop.  Give us a call, we are happy to schedule an appointment to check your vehicle and get you safely back on the road as soon as possible.


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