Whether you want an assessment of your own car’s health, or want a pre-purchase check of a used car, our thorough inspection process will give you the information you need. 1st Auto Repair Service’s Vehicle Inspection Form and Road Test is comprehensive and covers all the major areas that affect your vehicle’s performance. We’ll verify the vehicle systems have proper fluid levels and are not contaminated.

And we’ll also check the major systems of your vehicle including Engine, Cooling System, Electrical, Body, Brakes, Suspension, Exhaust System &Amp; A/C System. We then finish up the Vehicle Inspection with a thorough Road Test and present you with a detailed vehicle inspection form highlighting all the notes and results.


Want the most comprehensive health check for your car? Schedule an appointment for a complete vehicle inspection at your Washington 1st Auto Service. A qualified technician will examine everything that’s included in our free check-ups, plus your vehicle’s exhaust, brake, and suspension system to check things are within manufacturer specifications. Complete vehicle inspections offer the most thorough assessment of your car’s health.

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Some states require regular safety inspections and/or emissions inspections on cars and trucks. At 1st Auto Repair Service , we are well-equipped and trained to perform these inspections. Our technicians can also perform multi-point inspections on your vehicles as needed.

These are some of the inspection services we offer.

Repair Facility

A state certified emissions repair facility is a privately owned motor vehicle repair facility, licensed to repair emission-related failures. The repair facility must employ a CERT (Certified Emissions Repair Technician) who has passed a state-required training program. 1st Auto Repair Service is a WA state certified emissions repair facility. Contact us at 1 (253) 939-4816 or visit us today for emission-related repairs and services.

Test Facility

Did you know that the Motor Vehicle Commission requires you to take your motor vehicle for an emissions inspection every year? This kind of testing is administered through a network of privately owned (but certified) auto repair shops. The auto repair shops carry their official Test Center number. 1st Auto Repair Service is a WA state certified emissions test facility. At our auto repair shop, we can perform emissions testing on all eligible vehicles regardless of fuel type or model year. Visit our shop or call us at 1 (253) 939-4816 to make an appointment.

Inspection Station

WA state inspection stations are privately owned, but government certified, inspection stations throughout WA. 1st Auto Repair Service is a WA state inspection station. For your state inspection needs visit or call our auto shop at 1 (253) 939-4816.


Buying a used vehicle can be a great way to save money, but you need to be confident in what you’re getting. A short test drive and visual inspection is a good first step, but it simply isn’t enough to verify that the vehicle will be a smart financial decision, reliable, or in good condition.

1st Auto Repair Service car inspections are designed to accurately assess the condition of the vehicle, identifying potential safety issues or mechanical flaws that may not be obvious to the untrained eye. Our trained & certified service technicians will carefully inspect all of the vehicle’s major systems, including the following:

Belts and hoses
Fluids and filters
Exhaust and emissions
Battery and electrical system
Brakes and steering components
Suspension and drivetrain
Wheels and tires
Body and frame


Additionally, our pre-purchase inspections include a detailed road test. This test drive allows our technicians to assess the health of the engine and the suspension as well as the transmission, clutch, and other important components. Finally, pre-purchase inspections will provide you with a full report detailing the status of the vehicle and any issues that were found.


Auto inspection is the right place to start. 1st Auto Repair Service at the first leak, smell, noise, or light! If something does need to be fixed or replaced for your safety, you can drive easy with the Firestone Triple Promise Guarantee. It’s our promise that your car will be Fixed Right, Priced Right, and Done Right On Time. So whether you need a quick courtesy check before a road trip or want to find the source of your squealing brakes, make an appointment for a complete vehicle inspection in Washington, or a courtesy check! Don’t put off car care any longer!


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