Automotive Repair and Audio Sound        
                                 Virginia Beach, VA   757- 463-2508

The state of Virginia requires motor vehicles to be inspected on an annual basis. Inspection stations and the conduct of the inspection program are closely monitored by the

Virginia State Police Safety Division.

In addition to auto repair and maintenance, we worked very hard to qualify ten of our employees to perform state safety inspections. Inspectors undergo a State Police background check and are required to take a complex written test and a practical exam and meet minimum experience requirements to become certified. In addition, the facility has to be certified by the State Police. The State Police periodically visit our facility and monitor us on a continuing basis to insure that we are adhering to the regulations. The inspection regulations are complex, thorough, arcane and sometimes difficult to interpret and apply. The inspection manual that documents the program is available for review at both of our locations.

A summary of the inspection requirements is posted near our service desk as are the credentials for each of our inspectors. Our inspection certification was difficult to obtain and is critical to our business. Our inspectors’ livelihood is based on continued certification, so you can rest assured we do inspections “by the book.

The fees for state inspections are as follows:

  • Cars $16.00

  • Trailers $16.00

  • Motorcycles $12.00

Frequently asked questions:

Q: I have out-of-state tags on my car. Can I get an inspection sticker?

A: Yes. We will perform the inspection and apply a sticker regardless of your state registration.

Q: Do I need my registration or proof of insurance to get my car inspected?

A: No. We need the car and the keys.

Q: What if I don’t agree with the rejection of my vehicle?

A: First, the inspector and management of The Rim Monster will be happy to show you the appropriate reference in the state inspection manual. If you still have issues with the decision, you can contact the

Virginia State Police Safety Division.