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North Carolina State Vehicle Inspections

We offer North Carolina State vehicle inspections! If you need an inspection done for your vehicle, you can trust us at Jack Smith’s Transmission and Automotive Service to complete a proper and thorough inspection of your vehicle. If we see any repairs or issues that need to be addressed, we have the staff on hand to perform such services and can usually have them finished within the same day.

In the state of North Carolina, there is a county requirement to have a mandated emissions inspection done on your vehicle.

The 48 counties with these requirements are:

  • Alamance
  • Brunswick
  • Buncombe
  • Burke
  • Cabarrus
  • Caldwell
  • Carteret
  • Catawba
  • Chatham
  • Cleveland
  • Craven
  • Cumberland
  • Davidson
  • Durham
  • Edgecombe
  • Forsyth
  • Franklin
  • Gaston
  • Granville
  • Guilford
  • Harnett
  • Haywood
  • Henderson
  • Iredell
  • Johnston
  • Lee
  • Lenoir
  • Lincoln
  • Mecklenburg
  • Moore
  • Nash
  • New Hanover
  • Onslow
  • Orange
  • Pitt
  • Randolph
  • Robeson
  • Rockingham
  • Rowan
  • Rutherford
  • Stanly
  • Stokes
  • Surry
  • Wake
  • Wayne
  • Wilkes
  • Wilson
  • Union

Two-Part Vehicle Inspection

At Jack Smith’s Transmission and Automotive Services, we provide a two-part vehicle inspection. For the Vehicle Safety Inspection, you are exempt if your vehicle is 35 years old or more. For the On-Board Diagnostic (OBD) Emissions Inspection, your vehicle is exempt if it is 35 years old or more, if it is a 1995 model or older, it is a diesel-operated vehicle, or the vehicle is licensed under the farmer rate. The OBD Emissions Inspection is required for all other vehicles because North Carolina is currently trying to combat ozone-forming emissions from gasoline-operated vehicles. Such an inspection is conducted utilizing the vehicle’s OBD system, which is computerized equipment that is installed in all vehicles made since 1996.

To schedule an appointment, give us a call at Jack Smith’s Transmission and Automotive Services at 828-252-4792, or visit us at our location: 240 Biltmore Avenue Asheville, NC 28801.

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