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3 Things To Check Off Your List Before You Have Your Car Inspected

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If you have an older car, then you know just how difficult it can be to make sure that it passes inspection. To make sure that you don't take your car in to have it inspected and come out with a failed report, this article will list a few hopefully helpful tips for you to consider. Are you ready to find out what those things are? If so, then read on to learn a little bit more. 

Have Your Windshield Replaced

Having a cracked windshield may be something that you can put up with as a driver but it's also something that will make you fail your inspection. If your crack is bigger than a few inches, then the state that you live in may require that you have it replaced by law. Luckily, there are auto windshield replacement services that can come out to your house or work and replace it for you in the parking lot so that you never have to take it in. 

Clogged Air Filter

If you have a clogged air filter it can make it so that your car doesn't pass inspections. Not only that, but it may be causing some serious damage to your car's engine as well. To make sure that your engine is protected and that your car passes inspections, make sure that you take it into an auto mechanic and have it replaced. Typically, your mechanic can change your oil and your air filter at the same time; that way you can kill two burns with one stone. 

Check Engine Light

If your check engine light is on, your car may not pass inspections because it may not be safe enough to drive out on the rods. Sometimes, your check engine light may be on as a sign that there's a bigger problem but it may also be a sign of a smaller issue that can be easily fixed. Your auto mechanic can look at your engine and do a brief inspection to take a closer look at what's going on with your engine and then fix anything that's wrong with it. 

Having to pay for your car to be inspected can be something you don't want to have to deal with but making sure that your car passes inspections is even better. To learn a little bit more about how you can make sure your car passes inspection, contact an auto shop near you.