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Comprehensive Vehicle Inspections

Every year, North Carolina requires the majority of its vehicles to undergo a routine car inspection by a certified auto technician. Central Lube is a motor vehicle inspection station with locations in Clayton and Smithfield, a short drive away from Raleigh, NC. Contact us today at (919) 763-1377 (Clayton) or (919) 763-1378 (Smithfield) to set up an appointment for your car’s annual inspection. If you need any other maintenance services while you’re here, we’d be happy to fix those at the same time.

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Vehicle Emissions Inspection

North Carolina complies with the Federal Clean Air Act by setting emissions regulations in highly populated areas. These requirements lead to clean air, which makes our state a more pleasant place to live. Clean air leads to easier breathing and increased health, not to mentioned greater peace of mind. If you’ve registered a gasoline-powered vehicle manufactured in 1996 or later and you live in a county that requires emissions inspections, your car must pass an annual vehicle inspection.

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Auto Safety Inspection

In addition to the emissions check, vehicles manufactured in 1995 or later are required to pass an annual vehicle safety inspection. This ensures that your vehicle meets state standards and helps keep the roads safe from unmaintained vehicles. All of the technicians at Central Lube have experience checking vehicles to see if they meet the necessary requirements, so you’ll know your vehicle is safe to be on the roads.

Vehicle Inspection Checklist

  • Headlights
  • Parking Lights
  • Tail Lamps
  • Beam Indicator Lights
  • License Plate Lights
  • Brake Lights
  • Directional Signals
  • Horn
  • Windshield Wipers
  • Rear View Mirrors
  • Foot Brake
  • Emergency Brake
  • Steering Mechanism
  • Tires
  • Exhaust System
  • Clearance Lights
  • Reflectors
  • Window Tinting
  • Catalytic Converter
  • Air Injection System
  • PCV Valve
  • Unleaded Gas Restrictor
  • Exhaust Gas Recirculation
  • Thermostatic Air Control
  • Oxygen Sensor
  • Gasoline Tank Cap

When it’s time for your North Carolina state vehicle inspection, or if you just need to get a routine oil change, contact us to make an appointment at one of our branches by calling (919) 763-1377 (Clayton) or (919) 763-1378 (Smithfield). Our auto shop services will ensure your vehicle is ready to hit the road for another year. We even offer discounts on our car inspection services, oil changes, and more.