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Old 04-28-2021, 10:32 AM   #1
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Moving to VA - advice on inspection

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I am moving to VA and need advice on the annual inspection process. My car has no engine/exhaust mods so it would pass, BUT I am extremely OCD about my car and have had bad experiences in the past with mechanics dinging doors etc.

Any recommendation for inspection shops that are careful, or touch/handle the car less than others? Does every inspection include putting the car on a lift?
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I've always had my FR-S pass at my local Toyota dealership and I've never felt like they abused or dirtied my car in any way I ever became aware of.
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I've always had my FR-S pass at my local Toyota dealership and I've never felt like they abused or dirtied my car in any way I ever became aware of.
does the inspection require putting the car up on a lift?

do they do emissions too?
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I live in central Va. No emission tests here (northern Va yes). Yes, my shop puts it on a lift. Join a local Cars and Coffee and ask for recommendations on shops.
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does the inspection require putting the car up on a lift?

do they do emissions too?
I imagine they do, since they need to check brake pad thickness and such. No emissions testing here, though.
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The local shops I use for safety usually use a roller jack to raise one side of the car for the brake/suspension check. Post what town/location you're moving to specifically and you may get particular places. I'm trying out Dale City Auto Care right now and I've been happy with their service so far.
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