What Does a Car Need to Pass Inspection?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 25, 2020 7:33:57 AM ET
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While requirements vary by state, to pass a state vehicle inspection, a car must be free of leaks, have working brakes and acceptable car emissions levels. All parts related to safety must be in good working order. Fluids and oils required to keep the car running smoothly must be at the proper levels. Brake pedals and linings should show no signs of wear, and the parking brake must work.