Washington requires a one-time VIN inspection for all out-of-state and rebuilt title registrations. Emissions inspections are no longer mandatory in this state.
A VIN inspection confirms that a vehicle’s identification number matches the information found in public records. This type of inspection is often an important part of transferring a car’s registration to a different state.
Here to walk you through Washington State’s car inspection requirements is
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Do I have to get an inspection before I sell my car?
Since Washington ended its emissions inspection program, getting a smog check before selling or registering a car is not legally required. However, it’s still a good idea to let your buyer take the car to a mechanic before they sign the paperwork.
How much does an emissions inspection cost?
The cost of emissions inspections in Washington isn’t regulated, so the amount you’ll pay is determined by the shop doing the inspection.
If you choose to get a voluntary smog check, you could pay between $30 and $70.