Auto inspection services at VIP

Auto inspections - 7 Days a Week in Maine & New Hampshire

VIP Tires and Service is an authorized provider of state inspection services in Maine and New Hampshire (we do not perform inspections in our Massachusetts store locations). Our inspectors are agents of the state police and have been trained and educated to pass all state tests, and be knowledgeable of all state laws pertaining to auto inspection. The standards that each inspector possesses are of the highest standards regarding safety. Not only will we perform a complete inspection of your vehicle, we will gladly inform and educate you of the best ways to keep your car running at peak performance at all times. For your convenience, we offer Saturday and Sunday service, so you choose the best time that fits your busy schedule to come in and have your car inspected—no appointment necessary. Call VIP today!

State auto inspections help to ensure safer driving experience

Car inspections have been a requirement by most states for several decades as a way to ensure the safety of all cars on the road.  An inspection is not only important for safety of drivers on a widespread level, it is a great way to spot potential problems that cannot be seen or noticed by the owner. If your brakes are wearing down, or your exhaust system is failing, the technician performing your inspection will notice and inform you of it before it becomes an even bigger, and costlier, problem. Making sure that cars are well-maintained and functioning properly saves lives. Having a faulty break system or broken windshield wipers doesn’t just endanger the life of the driver, but the lives of the car’s passengers, and other drivers on the road. Many deadly accidents are caused by vehicles that are poorly maintained, and that is one of the many reasons why annual automotive inspections are so important.

Sequence for ME and NH Class A State Auto Inspection:

  1. Brakes
  2. Windshield
  3. Horn
  4. Rearview Mirror
  5. Window Glass
  6. Seat Belts
  7. Steering Mechanism
  8. Suspension System
  9. Wheels and Axles
  10. Frame
  11. Exhaust System
  12. Tires
  13. Headlights, including aim specifications
  14. Taillights
  15. Registration Plates and Rear Plate Lighting
  16. Directional Lights
  17. Rear Reflector
  18. Body elements and sheet Metal Hazards

Before you write that check, ask about VIP used car inspections

One of the wisest decisions that you can make before purchasing a used car is to have it inspected by a professional mechanic at a qualified automotive service and repair center. Many car buyers don’t want to pay the extra money for an inspection that isn’t a state inspection sticker service, but it has the potential to save you from the worst case scenario of purchasing a money pit that will end up costing you thousands of dollars. A thorough car inspection can tell you much more about condition of a used car than a quick glance under the hood or a drive around the block can, so to say that it is a worthwhile investment is an understatement. Not only will you get a clear picture of the car’s overall condition, you will find out if there are any hidden problems with the body, frame, or engine. Even if there are just minor problems, being aware of them is a useful bargaining tool—you don’t want to pay any more than what the car is worth at its present condition, and without a trained mechanic, your knowledge of its worth is largely dependent on the seller’s word. If you’re considering purchasing a used car, bring it in to VIP. Our qualified technicians will perform a full auto inspection service and make sure that the vehicle measures up to all safety standards and that everything is in proper condition before you write the check. No appointment necessary - Call VIP today!

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