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Forest Brook Automotive Keeps Your Vehicle Safe (and Legal)

Working Hours
  • Mon 8:00AM - 5:30PM
    Tue 8:00AM - 5:30PM
  • Wed 8:00AM - 5:30PM
    Thu 8:00AM - 5:30PM
  • Fri 8:00AM - 5:30PM
    Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Forest Brook Automotive Keeps Your Vehicle Safe (and Legal)

Safety & Emissions Car Inspections, Lynchburg VA

Some states require regular safety inspections and emissions inspections on cars and trucks. At Forest Brook Automotive, our team has the knowledge and tools to perform these inspections. We'll also help you with multi-point inspections as part of the regular maintenance your vehicle needs to keep running in top form.


Safety Inspections: What You Need to Know

The Commonwealth of Virginia requires drivers to have their vehicles - cars, trucks, and motorcycles -- pass a safety inspection every year. Without a valid safety inspection sticker on the vehicle's windshield, you can get a ticket with a fine.
The vehicle safety inspection is looking for any issues that could create hazards for you as a driver. We review the major mechanical systems and items that help you avoid an accident, including the following:

  • brakes
  • all exterior lights and turn signals
  • wipers/windows
  • tires
  • steering/suspension
  • fuel and exhaust systems
  • seat belts
  • all mirrors
The maximum fee for a Virginia Safety Inspection is $16.00 for passenger vehicles, $12.00 for motorcycles, and $51.00 for tractor-trailers.

Emissions Inspections Explained

In addition to the safety inspection, drivers in several Virginia counties and cities must also get an emissions inspection when they first register their vehicle. The emissions inspection must be renewed every two years if you live in:

  • Counties: Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William, or Stafford
  • Cities: Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Manassas, or Manassas Park
Emissions testing reflects Virginia's commitment to reducing air pollution. Often called 'smog checks,' the tests measure the pollutants coming from your vehicle's exhaust system and compare the levels to the E.P.A. (Environmental Protection Agency) requirements.
If your vehicle fails the emissions test, we'll look at spark plugs, emission control sensors (like the O2 or EVAP sensors), and the gas cap, which might be defective or loose. We'll retest your vehicle after repairs and provide you with the necessary paperwork to renew your registration.


Forest Brook Automotive: Certified VA State Inspection Station
We've participated in the Official Motor Vehicle Inspection Program and adhere to the Official Inspection Station Requirements mandated by Virginia Law. We know how important it is to have a safe, legal vehicle to drive - and we're here to help ensure your vehicle meets Virginia's standards.


If you need any vehicle inspections, stop by our auto shop or call us at 434-239-4561.

To learn more about our Inspection and Emission services, call us at 434-239-4561 or request a quote by clicking below:


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What People Say About Us

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    I want to thank you for getting me in and looking at my car. I came down on vacation and ended up with an oil leak. You took the time and helped me as much as you could. Just want you to know I made it home. Again thank you!!

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    I took my car in today for an oil change and general maintenance and got amazing service, as always. The staff is exceptionally friendly and honest about their service. I love feeing confident that I am not being taken advantage of when I bring my car to the Waterlick Garage. Also there is a Starbucks within 2 minutes waking distance, which is a great place to wait while they service your car.

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    Great, friendly service. Their prices are very reasonable and I would recommend them to everyone looking for good, honest work.

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    My husband and I are very pleased with Waterlick Automotives helpful and kind service. They went beyond what we thought we could do. Thank you!

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    My new go to garage. Good people and fair prices.

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    These people are honest and trustworthy and they do very good work. They will match the competition in their prices and they give military discount too. I love this garage!!!!!

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    So unbelievably friendly!! They will take care of you!! Without a doubt!!

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    Best service I?ve ever had hands down. Rusty is the best!

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    This is a great garage with knowledge staff who do a great job on your car. The staff here know there customers and do their best to get the job done right at a reasonable cost. This is why all the local folk take their cars here to be repaired. I heartily recommend it!

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    Great Customer Service.... Great Prices... Great Combination !!! Highly Recommend : )

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    Got a price estimate quickly and Rusty waived the inspection fee because they weren't very busy. Once my vehicle was dropped off, it was done for a fair price within about an hour. It's running great now!

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    I want to thank you for getting me in and looking at my car. I came down on vacation and ended up with an oil leak. You took the time and helped me as much as you could. Just want you to know I made it home. Again thank you!!

Call us for service: 434-239-4561

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