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Liscensed safety and emission inspections.Official NC Safety and Emission Inspection for Apex, Cary, Holly Springs and Raleigh.

Official NC Inspection Station for Emission Control: Emissions Testing Program and Safety Inspections.


Safety and Emission Inspections Service Areas.


We are The Official Safety and Emission Inspection Station  for Apex, Cary, Holly Springs and Raleigh NC.

As a licensed and insured repair center we are more than qualified to do your inspection and any needed repairs.

Stop by the shop off Ten Ten in Apex, we will explain the process and what need to pass inspection prior to getting your certification.

These are just a few of the common Safety and Emission Inspection questions we get, our experienced and knowledgeable certified safety inspection technician can answer these questions.


Emissions Safety Inspection Testing


A program designed to periodically check vehicle emissions to ensure they are within limits. Often referred to as an I/M (Inspection/Maintenance) program, they are used in numerous states and areas as required by the Environmental Protection Agency to improve air quality in those areas. Although the requirement comes from the federal government, states and their associated agencies have some flexibility in the type of test used, vehicle populations to be tested and other program-specific details. Some states run centralized programs that have state-contracted test stations exclusively dedicated to testing. Other states run decentralized programs, where emissions can be tested at local repair facilities. In a few cases, states may run "hybrid" programs using both centralized and decentralized test stations. The latest trend is to incorporate the use of second-generation onboard diagnostics (OBDII) into these programs, in many cases altogether eliminating the need for tailpipe emissions tests.

Purpose: I/M programs evaluate the emissions from vehicles and single out those that are polluting beyond the limits established for certain model years of vehicles. Aside from identifying vehicles with high emissions, such programs advocate proper maintenance to prevent high emissions due to maintenance neglect.

Maintenance Tips/Suggestions: The best way to keep your vehicle environmentally friendly is by performing regularly scheduled maintenance, rather than waiting to correct a problem after your car fails an emissions test. If the SERVICE ENGINE SOON or CHECK ENGINE light appears, have it checked out immediately by a professional technician. Neglecting these warning signs can lead to more extensive and expensive repairs.

Safety Inspections and Emissions inspections can be different, older cars usually require a safety inspection only, these are typically visual in nature and have to do with the safety features of the auto.  Newer cars require emissions inspection to make sure the engine is in compliance.

Safety and Emissions Inspections Apex, Holly Springs, Cary, Raleigh NC.

It’s important to understand the difference between Safety Inspections and Emissions Inspections.  Depending on what year your car is will determine what you need.