Why Is It Important To Inspect A Vehicle?


Getting your vehicle inspected routinely by a certified mechanic will save you a tremendous amount of time and money in the future. Inspecting a vehicle is important for several reasons:

1. Safety & Reliability

Regular inspections help ensure that a vehicle is in good working condition, reducing the risk of accidents and mechanical failures. Components such as brakes, tires, lights, and suspension systems are checked to identify any potential issues that could compromise safety. Inspecting a vehicle allows for the early detection of problems that could lead to breakdowns or malfunctions. Identifying and addressing issues in advance can help prevent unexpected breakdowns and the associated inconvenience and cost of repairs.

2. Preventative Maintenance

Regular inspections are part of a proactive approach to vehicle maintenance. By identifying and addressing minor problems early on, more significant and costly repairs can often be avoided. Routine maintenance, such as oil changes and fluid checks, can also be scheduled during inspections, prolonging the lifespan of the vehicle.

3. Compliance with Regulations

Vehicle inspections are often required by law or regulations in many jurisdictions. These inspections ensure that vehicles meet certain safety and emission standards, helping to reduce environmental impact and maintain road-worthiness. In Pennsylvania, a state safety inspection and emissions inspection is required once a year. Paul Campanella’s Auto & Tire Center is providing free PA state safety inspections at our Swarthmore location through July 31, 2023 with the purchase of an emissions inspection.

4. Resale Value

A well-maintained vehicle with a documented inspection history typically holds a higher resale value. Prospective buyers are more likely to trust a vehicle that has been regularly inspected, as it demonstrates that the owner has taken proper care of the vehicle. Paul Campanella’s Auto & Tire Center provides pre-purchase inspections for drivers getting ready to purchase or sell a used vehicle. These digital inspections are free for you and provide a detailed report with photos that help you understand the vehicle’s health.

Overall, regular vehicle inspections are essential for safety, reliability, compliance, and maintaining the value of the vehicle. They provide an opportunity to catch and address issues early on, ensuring a safer and more efficient driving experience.

What Is A Digital Vehicle Inspection?

At Paul Campanella's Auto & Tire Center we make the inspection process easy. Every time you visit one of our locations, your vehicle receives a digital courtesy inspection. 

A digital vehicle inspection (DVI) provides a visual understanding of your vehicle’s health. Similar to a health check-up at the doctor, a DVI checks that all of your vehicle’s major systems are functioning properly. Included in our digital vehicle inspection is a brake inspection, alignment inspection, tire inspection, code scan, and AC inspection. Our technicians also provide photos of your vehicle for further transparency and understanding. At Paul Campanella’s Auto & Tire Center, you receive a digital vehicle inspection free of charge during each visit. Why is it free? Our DVI process is invaluable because it guarantees your safety on the road. Our technicians provide a DVI so you can understand your vehicle’s health easily and avoid surprise repairs.

Need Your PA State Inspection?

Are you due for inspection this summer? Paul Campanella's Auto & Tire Center is performing PA State Safety Inspections for free when you purchase an emissions inspections at our Swarthmore location. This offer is valid through July 31, 2023, so call (610) 328-7884 or schedule online. 

For your convenience, we have five full-service auto repair centers in the Delaware Valley:

Wilmington, DE | Pike Creek, DE | Hockessin, DE | Kennett Square, PA | Swarthmore, PA

Concerned about your vehicle's health? Our team is here to help! Schedule a visit with us here.

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