Professional state inspections

All motor vehicles must pass a number of inspection requirements established by The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PDOT) in order to be registered in that state. The point of state inspections vary depending on the type of automobile you own. Rodenhaber Service Center, of York PA, is an official PDOT inspection station. When you bring your car to our auto repair shop, you can expect nothing but honest, reliable, affordable and friendly service.

Safety inspections play an essential role in the prevention of traffic accidents and fatalities. By identifying and removing unsafe automobiles from the road, potential crashes are being avoided. Pennsylvania requires vehicles to pass safety inspections to ensure that they are properly maintained for safe operation. On-time state inspections can prevent vehicle failure that could result in injuries or death.

Mechanic repairing carSafety state inspections at Rodenhaber Service Center, of York PA, cover:



-The steering gear box should not be loose on the frame.The steering cannot be limited or constrained. When you steer, all four wheels should respond accordingly.


The brake’s hydraulic hose, wheel caliper and cylinder shouldn’t leak or indicate mechanical damage. Our mechanics will also check the size of the drum, as well as disc thickness in order to verify they haven’t been replaced with faulty ones.

Wheels and Tires

Your vehicle will not pass the inspection if any of the tires has a bulge, bump or a blow-up patch has been used to fix an issue. In addition, two tires that share the same axle, must be the same type and size. The wheels can’t be cracked, welded or bent and must have all their bolts and nuts.

Electrical Systems and Lighting

Every switch and lamp in your vehicle should turn on and off. Headlamps have to have a high beam and a low beam.You should have one red stop lamp on each side of the back of your automobile. Other lamps should be in sound condition include tail, hazard warning, parking, back up, as well as turn signals.

Glass and Mirrors

Wipers, Windshield Washer, and Defroster

The wipers and defrosters have to be in working condition. Wipers should efficiently remove both water and snow from the windshield surface. The automobile has to be outfitted with a windshield washer system. Fuel System

All parts of your automobile’s fuel system must be safely secured to the vehicle, as well as leak proof.

Speedometer and Odometer

Exhaust System

Warning Devices and Horns

Your vehicle is required to have a horn in good working order.

Body and Chassis

If you have any questions about state inspections and/or our services, please do not hesitate to contact Rodenhaber Service Centers’ polite office staff at (717) 848-4188. Call us now!