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Southside Hitch - VA Trailer State Inspections

In the state of Virginia, registered trailers with braking systems are required to have a state inspection every year. At Southside Hitch, safety is the number one priority which is why we will always offer thorough, cost-effective inspections for trailers. If we ever find an issue that will prevent your vehicle from passing an inspection, we will offer the most affordable repair options performed by our professional team of technicians.

What Type of Trailers Require Inspection?

According to Virginia state law, any trailer with a gross weight capacity of 3,000 pounds or more is required to have a brake system and therefore need an annual state inspection. This would include boat trailers, enclosed trailers, utility trailers and campers.

When you bring your trailer to Southside Hitch, you can be certain it will be inspected thoroughly. Our team of technicians will conduct a multi-point inspection to ensure your trailer is in proper working order and ready for your next adventure on the road.

Additionally, some trailers under 3,000 pounds can come with a brake system. These also require a state inspection each year.

What Does the State Inspection Process Involve?

The following areas are required by the DMV to be inspected:

  • Lights
  • Brakes
  • Tires
  • Suspension
  • Safety Chains
  • Breakaway System
  • Coupler
  • Frame
  • Bearings
  • Axles

Get In Touch

If you need to have your trailer inspected, give Southside Hitch a call at 804-378-1992 to schedule your appointment.