Car inspection is a process mandated by local or federal governments in several countries, where a car is inspected to make sure that it conforms to standards governing quality, emissions, or both, while being driven on roads. Generally, inspection is required at different times, e.g. periodically on transfer of ownership to a new vehicle or frequently during the life of the car. But there are also cars that are not subject to annual inspections because they are driven infrequently or on a small scale. Car inspection is therefore not mandatory for cars with such vehicles.
Car inspection also serves another purpose – that of assuring the insurance company that the car meets their minimum required standards. If a car meets the annual standard, the insurance company will decide whether or not to approve the sale of the car and issue a policy. In case it doesn’t, the insurance company will reject the application. So it is important to check the car thoroughly before putting it on the market. If the car has been inspected, the insurance company will certainly not reject its application, as it knows that the car meets all minimum safety levels and hasn’t been subject to any major flaw.
By performing car inspection annually, or as soon as possible if the car is used mostly for personal purposes, you can make sure that your car remains safe. The insurance company, as well, will see that you have performed the mandatory safety checks and won’t reject your application for a car insurance policy. You can choose whether or not to perform the inspection yourself or have someone else do it for you. However, you’ll find that the real benefits of performing car inspection on a regular basis far outweigh those of the occasional inspection that you might perform when selling the car.