Top Reasons Dodge Cars Fail North Carolina State Inspection


Top Reasons Dodge Cars Fail North Carolina State Inspection



Do you own a New or Used Dodge Challenger, Charger, Durango, or Journey? No matter what model you own, everyone eventually has to take their car in for a North Carolina State Inspection. You may be wondering, what are the reasons my Dodge car could fail the inspection? Should I be concerned? Worry not, we have the details here!


  • Problem With Windshield Wiper Blades


    • Take a look at your windshield wiper blades, are they in good condition? Maybe the last time it rained you had a difficult time seeing the road. If the windshield wiper blades on your Dodge Durango, Challenger, Charger, or Journey are broken or torn, or even if they cannot clean the windshield well, your car could fail the North Carolina State Inspection.


  • Brakes in Poor Condition, Brake Pads Or Shoes Worn


    • Another surefire way to fail the state inspection is if you have a problem with your brakes. This could be your brake pads or shoes being worn, or another problem with your brake system. Brake problems are especially concerning as they can be very dangerous if not taken care of. If you have not had the brakes looked at on your Dodge Charger, Journey, Challenger, or Durango in some time, you should contact our service department now for an appointment.


  • Is Your Check Engine Light On?


    • Go ahead and turn your Dodge car on, but do not start it yet. Is the check engine light on? Now start the engine. Is the check engine light still on? If so, you need to bring in your Dodge Durango, Challenger, Journey, or Charger in for service as soon as possible. Not only is it bad to drive your vehicle with this light on, but if the light is on when your car is inspected you will fail the North Carolina State Inspection.


  • Broken Lights, Headlights Or Tail Lights Not Functioning

    • If your headlights are broken or not functioning, they should be fixed immediately. This is a safety issue and seriously impedes night time driving. In addition to being a safety concern, your Dodge will fail the North Carolina State Inspection if there is an issue with the headlights or tail lights. Come see us as soon as possible if this is a problem with your vehicle.


  • Old Tires, Shallow Tire Tread Depth


    • When is the last time you changed your tires? If the answer is 6-12 months, or if you cannot remember, you may have a problem. If you have not had the tires on your Dodge Journey, Charger, Durango, or Challenger serviced in a long time, it is likely that the tread depth could be 2/32nds or lower. If this is the case, your Dodge will fail the North Carolina State Inspection. You should replace your tires around 4/32nds, and a brand new tire has a tread depth of around 10/32nds.


Please call us at (888)-617-1581 if you have any questions about the North Carolina State Inspection, if you think your car might fail, or if you have any service needs at all. If you do want to have your Dodge Charger, Dodge Challenger, Dodge Durango, or Dodge Journey looked at before an inspection, please click here to schedule a service appointment today. We will inspect your Dodge and let you know if there are any repairs needed, and how likely it is to pass the state inspection.

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