vehicle inspections

What Are Vehicle Inspections?

If you’re looking for car dealers in Van Nuys you can trust, turn to the dealerships of Keyes Cars. Whether it’s a new Chevy SUV, the financing that pays for it, or the parts and service that keep it running for tens of thousands of miles, we cover all the bases. And yes, we mean all of them; we even take care of California motor vehicle inspections.

What is a Vehicle Inspection?

California is notorious for marching to the beat of its own drummer, and the state’s high emissions standards are a prime example of this. On the one hand, we’ve ended up setting the standard for the rest of the country. On the other, that means motor vehicle inspections here are no picnic if your car isn’t in tip-top shape.

Unless your vehicle falls into an exempt class (models from 1975 and earlier, EVs, natural gas-powered vehicles lighter than Class 4 that are less than six years old), you’re required to have its emissions tested every two years. If you’re not sure whether the exemption applies to you, call or visit your nearest Keyes service center.

If you’ve just purchased a new vehicle, or if your vehicle passes inspection, you’ll be good to go for another two years. If you fail, we’ll use our experience and diagnostics to spot and repair any issues your vehicle may be having. One advantage to regular car maintenance is that even though California doesn’t require vehicle safety inspections, our technicians are safety-minded and will be checking brakes and other key systems as part of a multi-point inspection.

Our Service Center

Service center hours vary from one Keyes dealership to the next, so be sure to ask your Los Angeles-area service center about their availability. Generally speaking, we offer service at convenient hours six days per week, and each dealership offers frequent service specials alongside our new vehicle specials, so there’s no excuse to neglect your vehicle (especially your engine, exhaust, and filters, each of which plays a part in your vehicle passing inspection). Not only are your service needs covered; our parts departments are well-stocked with OEM parts, and what isn’t close at hand can be ordered.

More than new and used car deals in the Los Angeles area, our dealerships are here for all of your automotive needs. More than transactions, we build relationships one driver at a time, at inspection time or any other time!