Virginia Safety Inspection

Windshields: What won’t pass Virginia Safety Inspection

In Inspection, Windshield Wipers by Steves Auto Repair and Tire

Vehicle safety inspectors look over many parts of a vehicle when conducting the required Virginia Safety Inspection.

Torn windshield wipers is one item automotive technicians check for while inspecting windshields.

To pass Virginia Safety Inspection, there shouldn’t be cracks that go from one part of the windshield to another. 

Star cracks, which resembles a spider web, can’t be larger than 1 and a half inches in diameter. 

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Rocks and debris that fall off moving vehicles or come up from the road can cause star cracks. 

It’s a good idea to check with your insurance company and see if it offers windshield coverage. If you notice a star crack in your windshield, some companies will address the problem at little or no cost.

You need to be able to open the driver’s window and see out of both sides of the windshield in order to pass inspection. 

A windshield will fail if the tint is too hazy or if it falls below the AS1 line.

Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire is an authorized Goodyear tire dealer located in Woodbridge, Virginia. Automotive repair services are performed on all makes and models, including BMW and Mercedes. Services include oil changes, brakes, alignments, inspections, and computer engine diagnostics.