Top Reasons Ram Trucks Fail North Carolina State Inspections


Top Reasons Ram Trucks Fail North Carolina State Inspection




Do you own a New or Used Ram Truck? Whether you own a Ram 1500, 2500, or 3500, your vehicle will eventually need to go in for a North Carolina State Inspection. Many people ask us what the common reasons are that their Ram truck may fail the North Carolina State Inspection. There are a few main reasons your Ram truck could fail the inspection:


  • Broken or Torn Windshield Wiper Blades


    • If your windshield wipers are cut or broken, your Ram truck will fail the North Carolina State Inspection. If they cannot properly clean the windshield of your car to allow proper visibility, your car will also fail. If you have any doubt about your current blades, it is a good idea to change them out before the inspection.


  • Poor Brake Pad Condition


    • If the brake pads or shoes are very worn on your Ram truck, this can be dangerous and can cause your vehicle to fail the North Carolina state inspection. If you have not had your brakes serviced in a long time it is a good idea to contact our service department and have them checked.


  • Check Engine Light


    • Turn on your truck, but do not start it. Is the check engine light on? Now, start the car. If the light stays on after the car is started, there may be a problem with your Ram truck’s engine. If this is the case, you can call us to have your Ram truck checked out for any potential engine issues, regardless of which Ram truck model you own.


  • Headlight and Tail Light Condition

    • If any of the lights on your Ram truck are not working, they should be replaced immediately. In addition to resulting in a failed NC state inspection, this problem can also result in a ticket if a police officer sees you driving with broken lights.


  • Wrong Tire Tread Depth


    • If the tires on your Ram truck are very old, it is likely that they may not pass a state inspection. If the tread is very low, around 2/32nds, you will fail the North Carolina state inspection. It is recommended to replace your tires around 4/32nds. A new tire has a tread of around 10/32nds.


If you have any questions about your Ram truck, and whether it might fail the North Carolina state inspection, please give us a call at (888)-617-1581. If you need any work done on your Ram truck before going in for an inspection, click here to schedule a service appointment for us to take a look at your vehicle and advise you on any repairs that need to be made to comply with state standards.

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