State Inspections

Importance of State Inspections

If your vehicle is registered in Pennsylvania, it is the law to have a yearly state inspection, some counties require emissions testing. A sticker on the front windshield of your MINI identifies the deadline month to inspect your car before that sticker expires. You have a window of the two months before the deadline month and the inspection month itself to complete a Pennsylvania state inspection. Inspection requirements vary by state, please check with your state Department of Transportation for state requirements.


Schedule a State & Emissions Inspection


PA State Inspection Requirements & Checklist

As per PA law, inspections must be conducted by a service facility with an official inspection station authorized to inspect vehicles and issue official certificates of inspection. Otto’s MINI is an official inspection station that conducts legitimate safety and emissions inspections by performing a comprehensive check on the required vehicle components, some examples listed below.

  • Suspension
  • Steering
  • Braking Sytems
  • Tires and Wheels
  • Lighting and Electrical Systems
  • Glazing
  • Mirrors
  • Windshield Defrosters
  • Windshield Wipers
  • Fuel Systems
  • Speedometers
  • Odometers
  • Exhaust Systems
  • Horns and Warning Devices
  • Body
  • Chassis