Why You Should Get Your Car Inspected Before Visiting the DMV

If your vehicle is due for a DMV inspection in order to activate or renew your registration, you don't want to take any chances. Any major safety issues or a failed emissions test could significantly delay the approval process. You could be facing excess time and money as you deal with the repairs and then have to go through the inspections all over again. 

DMV Pre-Inspection at Fox Run Auto

This is why many customers throughout Northern Delaware schedule a DMV pre-inspection at Fox Run Auto before they bring a vehicle into the DMV for inspection. We have four state-certified emissions technicians on our staff, and we know exactly what the DMV inspectors will be looking for when it comes to your emissions/exhaust system, fuel system, cooling system, brake system and overall vehicle safety ratings. 

With a DMV pre-inspection at Fox Run Auto, you can minimize the risk of experiencing any problems when you take your vehicle to the DMV. We can diagnose and repair any issues before your primary inspection(s) to help you avoid any potential test failures or registration delays. 

Our Inspection Process

The technicians at Fox Run Auto can perform a full bumper-to-bumper inspection of your vehicle, or a more targeted system inspection if you are only worried about one DMV test. Emissions failures are the most common reason why vehicles fail inspection in Delaware. It's better to catch and address any potential concerns before you get bad news from the DMV. You are going to have to deal with the repairs anyway, so why not take care of them beforehand?

Here are some of the key steps we take when inspecting vehicles at Fox Run Auto:

  1. Road test the vehicle to identify any potential issues
  2. Full safety inspection, covering everything from brakes and seatbelts to headlights and windshield wipers
  3. Complete vehicle emissions test—the same test the Delaware DMV will run
  4. Inspection of the tires
  5. Test of the OBDII computer system (if applicable
  6. Pressure test of the fuel tank's evaporative emissions system
  7. And more!

Your Delaware Emissions Experts

Once our inspection is complete, we will provide you with a detailed inspection report. We'll walk you through all our findings and let you know if there are problems that you should address before your DMV appointment. This way, you can deal with them now before the DMV causes you more headaches.

To learn more about our vehicle inspection services and emissions expertise—or to schedule your DMV pre-inspection appointment—call Fox Run Auto today at (302) 597-9205 or book your appointment online.


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