State Inspections Richmond VA

State Inspections - Richmond, VA

Virginia requires motorists in certain high traffic cities and counties to undergo an state inspection every two years and Richmond is one of those areas. If it’s time for your inspection, don’t wait, give our team a visit.

Vidlers Automotive is a certified state inspection center near you with convenient hours. Schedule your service today, or give us a call to make an appointment.

VA State Inspection Station

VA state inspection stations are privately owned, but government certified, inspection stations throughout VA. Vidlers Automotive is a VA state inspection station. For your state inspection needs visit or call our auto shop at 804-266-9636.

What kind of vehicles need to be inspected for a Virginia State Inspection?

For the most part, gasoline-powered vehicles manufactured within twenty-five years (and below 10k pounds gross vehicle weight rating, or GVWR), and diesel vehicles (under 8.5k pounds GVWR) built after 1996, currently require state inspections – although most new vehicles may be exempt when they are first titled. Other exemptions may be given for hybrid vehicles so we suggest checking with the state or your dealer.

The inspection requirement applies to vehicle owners in the designated counties and cities, as well as to regular commuters into the area as well as Government vehicles. The DMV will typically contact owners 6-8 weeks prior to when an inspection is due to be completed and vehicle registration can be processed only once the inspection has been passed or after a waiver has been issued.


Anytime you have questions about how to best maintain or repair a vehicle, give Bobby a call or just drive over to our garage. We are open from 8:00AM – 5:00PM Monday through Thursday and close at 4PM on Fridays. We can handle any repair issue you bring to us and we will provide you with a vehicle inspection so you can have a better idea as to the overall condition of your car, truck or SUV. Call us today (804) 266-9636.