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PA State Motor Vehicle Inspections


PA State Inspection Station Dunn Tire's three Erie, PA locations are official PennDOT vehicle inspection stations. An appointment is recommended for an inspection.

What are the inspection criteria for passenger cars and light duty trucks in Pennsylvania?

Safety inspections for passenger cars and light-duty trucks require that the following items be checked: suspension components, steering, braking systems, tires and wheels, lighting and electrical systems, glazing (glass), mirrors, windshield washer, defroster, wipers, fuel systems, the speedometer, the odometer, the exhaust systems, horns and warning devices, the body, and chassis.

For most vehicles in the 42 county, Non-I/M region this safety inspection will also include a Visual Anti-Tampering Check. The Visual Anti-Tampering Check is an examination of the vehicle to see if the required emissions components have been tampered with or removed. For more information concerning the 42 County Visual Anti-Tampering Check, please visit the PA Code Website. For a complete list of the rejection criteria for passenger cars and light duty trucks, please visit the PA Code Web site.

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