889 River Hwy, Mooresville, NC 28117
Mon-Fri: 8am-6pm Sat: 8am-3pm

State Inspections

Mooresville, NC

At Lake Norman Tire & Auto Center we have certified quality technicians who perform State Inspections. We make sure we get you on the road as quickly as possible. So come in and grab a cup of coffee and relax why we get you back on the road as quickly as we can.

The best thing you can do for your vehicle is keep up with regular vehicle maintenance services. This will keep your vehicle running smoothly year after year, as well as better preserve the value of your automobile. Come check us out at Lake Norman Tire & Auto Center and let us help keep you exploring the open road.

Inspection Info:

Most customers will have to undergo the two-part inspection process described below.

Vehicle Safety Inspection

This inspection is to make sure your vehicle is operating safely. It includes checks to the headlights, accessory lights, directional signals, foot brake, parking brake, steering and windshield wipers.


  • Vehicles 35 years old, or older, do not need a safety inspection

On-Board Diagnostic (OBD) Emissions Inspection

North Carolina is fighting ozone-forming emissions from gasoline-operated cars and light duty trucks. Inspections are conducted using the vehicle’s on-board diagnostic (OBD) system, computerized equipment installed on all new vehicles since 1996. If you live in one of these counties list you are required to have an emissions inspection.


The following types of vehicles do not need an OBD emissions inspection:

  • Model 1995 vehicles, or older
  • Diesel-operated vehicles
  • Vehicles licensed under the farmer rate

Effective April 1, 2015, vehicles within the three most recent model years with fewer than 70,000 miles might be exempt from an emissions inspection. Find out if your vehicle qualifies.