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North Carolina State Vehicle Inspections

We offer North Carolina State vehicle inspections! If you need an inspection done for your vehicle, you can trust us at Jack Smith’s Transmission and Automotive Service to complete a proper and thorough inspection of your vehicle. If we see any repairs or issues that need to be addressed, we have the staff on hand to perform such services and can usually have them finished within the same day.

In the state of North Carolina, there is a county requirement to have a mandated emissions inspection done on your vehicle.

The 48 counties with these requirements are:

  • Alamance
  • Brunswick
  • Buncombe
  • Burke
  • Cabarrus
  • Caldwell
  • Carteret
  • Catawba
  • Chatham
  • Cleveland
  • Craven
  • Cumberland
  • Davidson
  • Durham
  • Edgecombe
  • Forsyth
  • Franklin
  • Gaston
  • Granville
  • Guilford
  • Harnett
  • Haywood
  • Henderson
  • Iredell
  • Johnston
  • Lee
  • Lenoir
  • Lincoln
  • Mecklenburg
  • Moore
  • Nash
  • New Hanover
  • Onslow
  • Orange
  • Pitt
  • Randolph
  • Robeson
  • Rockingham
  • Rowan
  • Rutherford
  • Stanly
  • Stokes
  • Surry
  • Wake
  • Wayne
  • Wilkes
  • Wilson
  • Union

Two-Part Vehicle Inspection

At Jack Smith’s Transmission and Automotive Services, we provide a two-part vehicle inspection. For the Vehicle Safety Inspection, you are exempt if your vehicle is 35 years old or more. For the On-Board Diagnostic (OBD) Emissions Inspection, your vehicle is exempt if it is 35 years old or more, if it is a 1995 model or older, it is a diesel-operated vehicle, or the vehicle is licensed under the farmer rate. The OBD Emissions Inspection is required for all other vehicles because North Carolina is currently trying to combat ozone-forming emissions from gasoline-operated vehicles. Such an inspection is conducted utilizing the vehicle’s OBD system, which is computerized equipment that is installed in all vehicles made since 1996.

To schedule an appointment, give us a call at Jack Smith’s Transmission and Automotive Services at 828-252-4792, or visit us at our location: 240 Biltmore Avenue Asheville, NC 28801.

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Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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What People Are Saying

I was fortunate to find them when I was there for a quick weekend trip to see a friend. Being from out of town it's always scary to have a car break down, however, Tom worked quickly to take care of a pretty big deal and have me on the road to get home safely!! A big thank you!! My next visit I will have to come say hi again!!
Mary Jo Herold
I had my Lexus transmission rebuilt at Jack Smith and now it shifts like butter. Not only did they exceed the estimate on time, but were under the estimate on cost as well. We here at the Organic Mechanic have used Jack for transmission rebuilds for many years and they always stand behind the work and are a pleasure to do business with. Thanks again for the great work!!!
Service Writer
These guys are great and they really know their stuff. I work with a non profit that fixes donated cars for placement with local families in need, called Wheels 4 Hope- and Jack Smith Transmission has been a key player in our success. They are highly skilled, honest, and friendly. Taking your car to Jack Smith's helps Wheels4Hope to help local people get cars so they can to work!
Mike Campbell