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Get Your Vehicle Inspected Near Nashua, NH, at our Kia Dealership


Inspections are not only important because every vehicle needs its annual inspection, but your Kia vehicle needs regular inspections to ensure that it remains in top condition. At Gervais Kia, which is just a short drive from Billerica, you can get your annual state inspection as well as routine inspections for regular maintenance.

Why Get a Car Inspection at Our Dealership in Lowell, MA?


All vehicles in Massachusetts must pass an annual safety inspection. Starting back in 1983, Massachusetts became one of the first states to start testing vehicles' emissions. As the inspection evolved, the purpose of the inspection is to not only repair emission-related issues for air quality but also to avoid damaging the vehicle's components.

With this inspection, the Chelmsford area and beyond benefit from cleaner air and safer roads when all vehicles are in an acceptable condition. The annual inspection fee for most vehicles is only $35, but commercial vehicles are subject to more charges, consistent with nationwide practice.

Additionally, the Massachusetts Commercial Motor Vehicle Inspection is equivalent to the annual Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration U.S. Department of Transportation inspection. This makes it possible for commercial vehicle owners just to get one inspection and avoid the time and effort of getting a second federal inspection.

What can you expect when you bring in your Kia for a state inspection? The inspection consists of a brief visual inspection by our expert technicians followed by a thorough safety inspection. The visual inspection ensures that there are no immediate dangers to the inspector or the public, like a gasoline leak. After that, our technicians will go through the comprehensive safety inspection which includes:

  • Visual Overview
  • Brake Tests
  • Exhaust System
  • Steering and Suspension
  • Horn
  • Glazing, Glass and Windshield Wipers
  • Rear View Mirror
  • Lighting Devices
  • Tires and Wheels
  • Bumper, Fenders and Fuel Tank
  • Altered Vehicle Height
  • Seat Belts
  • Airbags
  • Fuel Tank Cap

This 13-point inspection ensures that your vehicle is safe for the road and gives you peace of mind knowing that your vehicle is safe to drive, and you will also be informed if there are any potential issues that may arise in the future.

The onboard diagnostic inspection checks to make sure that your vehicle is running smoothly and not wasting fuel or polluting. This is an important part of the inspection to make sure that your vehicle adding pollutants to the air or decreasing your fuel economy. As essential as this part of the inspection is, getting the onboard diagnostics readings only takes about three minutes.

If for some reason your vehicle doesn't pass the inspection, you don't have to worry about that $35 dollar being lost. Every vehicle is entitled to one free re-inspection within 60 calendar days at the station that originally failed the vehicle.

Beyond your annual state inspection, there are plenty of reasons to bring in your Kia vehicle in for an inspection periodically. Our team of Kia-trained specialists can give swift inspections so that you can have the reassurance that your vehicle is functioning properly. As we know, everyone needs to bring in their vehicle for an oil change routinely, but certain aspects of your car need to be checked, too.

These aspects include the radiator, brakes and rotors, heating and cooling unit, oil, and air filter. It's especially a good idea to get these aspects checked before a long road trip, but it is also the best way to keep your vehicle in the best possible condition.

If you are looking to keep your vehicle in top-notch condition or need a state inspection, our team of Kia specialists is available to give expert, fast inspections, serving Billerica and beyond. Come to Gervais Kia in Lowell for precise and thorough inspections.

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Gervais Kia

6 Industrial Ave
Directions Lowell, MA 01851

  • Sales: 978-454-1202
  • Service: 978-454-1202
  • Parts: 978-454-1202


  • Monday 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Tuesday 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Wednesday 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Thursday 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Friday 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Saturday 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Sunday Closed