If you’re a Veteran with a VA-issued car you may be wondering if you can get your car inspected in another state. The answer is that it depends on the state you’re trying to get your car inspected in.
Some states have reciprocity agreements with Virginia which means that they will accept a Virginia inspection as long as it’s up to date. Other states don’t have reciprocity agreements which means you’ll need to get your car inspected in that state before you can register it.
Here’s a list of states that have reciprocity agreements with Virginia:
If you’re trying to get your car inspected in a state that doesn’t have a reciprocity agreement with Virginia you’ll need to get it inspected in that state. You can usually do this at a local garage or service station.
Can I get my VA car inspected in another state?
Yes but only if it is done by a licensed inspection station.
What do I need to get my car inspected in Virginia?
You need to have your car inspected every 12 months.
How much does a VA car inspection cost?
The cost of a VA car inspection is $16.
How long does a VA car inspection take?
A VA car inspection takes about 20 minutes.
What kind of things are checked during a VA car inspection?
Some of the things that are checked during a VA car inspection are the vehicle’s brakes lights and horn.
What if my car fails the VA car inspection?
If your car fails the VA car inspection you will need to have it repaired and then reinspected.
Can I get my car inspected at any time?
No you can only get your car inspected during the month that it is due.
How do I know when my car is due for inspection?
The inspection sticker on your car will have the month that it is due for inspection.
Do I need to have an appointment for my car inspection?
No you do not need an appointment for your car inspection.
Where can I get my car inspected?
You can get your car inspected at any licensed inspection station.
What do I need to bring with me to get my car inspected?
You will need to bring your car registration and proof of insurance.
How long is my car inspection sticker good for?
Your car inspection sticker is good for 12 months.
Can I renew my registration if my car inspection is expired?
No you cannot renew your registration if your car inspection is expired.
What happens if I get caught driving with an expired inspection sticker?
If you are caught driving with an expired inspection sticker you may be fined.
When do I need to get my car reinspected after it fails the initial inspection?
You will need to get your car reinspected within 30 days of it failing the initial inspection.