Monday - Thursday: 7am until 7pm
Friday: 7am until 6pm
Saturday: 8am until 5pm
Please call or use our contact form to the right to schedule your inspection in advance and save you time! For more information on the history of NC State Inspections and frequently asked questions, please see the resources below and on these pages:
- NC Vehicle Inspection - Frequently asked questions.
- History of the vehicle inspection program in North Carolina .
NC State vehicle inspections process.
A NC Vehicle Safety & Emission Inspection is required is required annually before the vehicle's registration can be renewed.
As of 2008, North Carolina vehicle safetly and emissions inspections have gone electronic. This means that, since November 1, 2008 windshield stickers are not issued at your vehicle inspection. Upon completion of the successful inspection of your vehicle, Performance Automall will issue you receipt showing the date, station location, the results of your inspection, and a records of your inspection will be entered into the NC DMV's vehicle registration database.
An inspection consists of 2 steps:
County Requirement - If you live in one of these counties, you are required to have an emissions inspection:
The following 48 counties in North Carolina require Safety & Emission OBD Inspections:
Inspections - There are just two parts in the vehicle inspection process
- Vehicle Safety Inspection.
- On-Board Diagnostic (OBD) Emissions Inspection. North Carolina is helping to lower emissions rates by motor vehicles and light duty trucks. Emissions inspections are conducted using your vehicle's own On-Board Diagnostic (OBD) system, which is a standardized piece of computer equipment installed on all vehicles since 1996. The following vehicle types are exempt from the NC Emissions Test: Vehicles older that 35 years old, vehicles which operate on diesel fuel, and vehicles licensed under the farmer rate.