State Inspections & Emissions Testing in Springfield, VA

Your Local, Certified Virginia Emissions Testing Facility!

Has the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles notified you that your vehicle is due for a car inspection and emissions testing? Never fear, bring your car here! Cardinal Plaza Shell is a Certified Virginia State Inspection and Emissions Testing Station in Springfield, VA, and we’re happy to help you with all of your testing and repair needs. We’ll get you in and out and on your way in no time!

How Do I know if My Car Needs a State Inspection or Emissions Testing in Virginia?

In order to keep your vehicle registered and legal to drive in certain areas of Virginia, it needs to have an up-to-date emissions inspection performed by a certified emissions inspection station. The cities that require emissions testing are Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Manassas and Manassas Park, and the counties that require emissions testing are Arlington, Loudoun, Prince William and Stafford.

If you are moving to one of these cities or counties in Virginia and need to register your car, you will first need to have an inspection and emissions test completed. If you are a current resident of one of these areas, you are required to get your vehicle’s emissions tested every two years to remain valid.

Why Do I Have to Get A Vehicle Emission Inspection?

Regular car inspections and emissions tests are required by the government. Emissions testing specifically is mandated by the federal Clean Air Act, which requires vehicle emission inspections and maintenance programs in areas across the country that have significant air quality issues.

Automobiles produce a lot of air pollutants that are harmful to the environment. Making sure the exhaust systems on our vehicles are in proper working order helps eliminate some of the excess air contaminants. At Cardinal Plaza Shell, we are passionate about our community and its people, and we want to help keep the air quality clean and fresh for both current and future generations! That’s why we’re happy to be a certified inspection and emissions testing station. Our expert mechanics can both test and repair your car, truck, SUV or minivan should anything fail. We’ll help make the process fast and easy so you can get back to your busy schedule.