As a new driver and likely new car owner, one of the key steps is a vehicle registration inspection. If you have never gone through a registration process, there are some steps you will need to take. Here are a few of the key steps you should take as a new driver and car owner so you are prepared for the inspection. Keep in mind these are the general steps you should take. There are certain areas of the country where you may need to take extra steps, depending on the rulings for inspections in that area.
Title and Insurance
The first step is you need to take deals with your title and insurance. You must have the title to your car or the paperwork showing that you have the car on payments or lease. You will also need to have the basic required insurance coverage for your area and the documentation of that insurance. The title must clearly show that you are the owner of the car or the car is in your name while you make payments. This paperwork must be original or certified copies.
Registration of the Vehicle
Once you have your vehicle title and insurance, you will need to register the vehicle. The registration must be done prior to the inspection date. Registration for the car will require the title and the insurance as well. You will receive a vehicle tag and tag sticker. You must have these in place at the time you arrive for the inspection. If you do not have the car registered, you can not move forward with the inspection. If the registration is not valid, the inspection will end until the registration is validated.
Repairs and Upgrades
If you have a used car, there may be issues with the car that still need to be taken care of. You will need to repair these issues, or make upgrades, prior to the inspection. For example, you may have a cracked mirror or window that needs repair. You may also have tail-light issues, such as foggy tail-light covers that make the light difficult to see in rain or snow. All of these issues will need to be repaired in order to pass inspection during your appointment.
These are just a few of the steps you will need to take as a new driver and car owner for a registration inspection. If you are ready to get started, contact your local vehicle registration inspection office. They can tell you if there is anything else you need to know or need to prepare for. They can also help you schedule your inspection date and time.