One thing all North Carolina vehicle owners must do is get their annual North Carolina State Inspection. We want to help make you aware of some issues that may prevent your Honda vehicle, or any other automobile, from passing its state inspection. The required annual inspection determines whether a vehicle is safe enough to be on the road.
Here are five common items to check on your Honda vehicle that could cause your Honda to fail the state inspection:
1. Shallow tire tread depth
If the tires on your Honda car or SUV are old, it is likely that they may not pass a state inspection. If the tire tread is very low, around 2/32nds, you will fail the North Carolina state inspection. It is recommended to replace your tires once the tread is around 4/32nds. For comparison, a new tire has a tread of around 10/32nds.
2. Torn or broken windshield wiper blades
Windshield wipers are an important and often overlooked item on a vehicle. If wipers are not in proper condition, your vehicle will fail its North Carolina State Inspection. Your Honda will also fail if the wipers cannot properly clean the windshield for any reason. If you think your wipers may be in bad condition, you should come see us on N Marine Blvd in Jacksonville and let us check them for you before your inspection.
3. Check engine light on
Turn on your Honda vehicle and check the dashboard and instrument panel. Is the check engine light on? Now, start your car. If the light is still on even after the car is started, it is possible that there is an issue with your engine. If so, contact us at Lejeune Honda and we will run a diagnostic to find any problems, no matter which Honda vehicle you own.
4. Brake pads in poor condition
Your brakes are one of the most important parts of your vehicle. If your Honda has worn brake pads or shoes, it will fail its inspection. However, most importantly driving with bad brakes is dangerous to your safety. If you can't remember the last time you replaced your brakes or just want us to check them out, contact our service department.
5. Taillight and headlight condition
If you have a headlight or tail light burned out on your Honda vehicle, not only are you risking getting a ticket from a police offer, you will also fail your North Carolina state inspection. We have access to light replacements for all Honda makes and models and can help you fix this important issue in our service department.
If you have inspection questions specific to your Honda vehicle, whether you are driving a Honda Accord in Jacksonville, or a Civic or CRV, please call us here at Lejeune Honda Cars at 877-781-6245.
If you think you may need work done to your Honda before its inspection, schedule a service appointment with us. During your appointment, we can look at your vehicle and alert you of any repairs that need to be made, so your Honda does not fail its inspection.
If you're not sure when your automobile is due for its inspection, check your car tags on your NC license plate.