Inspection / Maintenance
The Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) Program for cars and trucks makes sure that the air pollution controls are working properly on vehicles. This is important because motor vehicles contribute substantially to air quality problems.
- General Information FAQ
- Map of Counties
- Inspection Station Locations
- Inspection Fee Pie Chart
- 3-Year Exemption FAQ
- 3-Year Exemption Calculator
North Carolina requires emission systems tests for cars and light-duty trucks as part of the annual safety inspection in 19 counties. Vehicles from 1996 and newer are usually equipped with On-Board Diagnostic (OBD) systems, which help inspectors check that the vehicle's pollution controls are working.
- Emissions Testing FAQ
- Do you drive a 1996 or newer car or light truck?
- Smoking Vehicle Complaint Form
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