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(978) 777-3627 • 151 Andover Street Rt. 114 • Danvers, MA 01923-1458 • Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Vehicle Inspections

When it comes to vehicle inspections, you need to seek service from a certified inspection site. Danvers Auto Engineering is a Massachusetts state inspections and used car inspections station. We supply state inspections to customers in Danvers, MA, Peabody, MA, Beverly, MA, and surrounding communities.


All vehicles that are registered in Massachusetts must receive a safety inspection each year & most vehicles require an emissions inspection. We perform the Massachusetts vehicle emissions & safety check Monday through Friday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM. The cost of $35.00 is mandated and set by the state of Massachusetts.


Our pre-purchase used car inspections are thorough. Our technicians take time to inspect each small detail of your vehicle.

Here, you can see our inspection broken down by category:


  • Windshield free of cracks
  • Body panel colors match
  • Magnet adheres to all steel body panels
  • Fresh paint job (if yes, it could be to conceal rust)/collision repair
  • Seams where the trunk and hood close are properly aligned
  • Seams where doors and fenders meet are properly aligned
  • Free of body scratches & dents
  • Windshields wipers and blades fully functional
  • Headlights and directional lights intact and fully functional


  • Tires are a reputable brand name
  • Tires are all of the same make
  • Tires are of free of any cuts, bubbles, or cracks
  • Tread worn evenly (uneven wear indicates alignment and suspension problems)
  • Spare tire, jack, and lug wrench on car and fully functional
  • Spare tire inflated


  • Free of fluid or oil leaks
  • Oil filler neck not coated with thick, black deposits
  • Battery terminals free of corrosion
  • Oil dip stick free of dark, black oil
  • Free of odors while engine is running
  • Exhaust emissions test for state standards


  • Vehicle rests levelly
  • When bouncing the vehicle's corners, no creaking noises are made
  • All corners respond the same when bouncing


  • Seats unworn and free of cracks
  • All doors open and close freely
  • Trunk opens and closes freely
  • Lacks a heavy scent of air freshener (may indicate something is being concealed)
  • All gauges work
  • No dashboard warning lights remain illuminated
  • Stereo works
  • Heater works
  • Air conditioner works
  • Windshield wipers work
  • Windshield wiper fluid dispenses properly
  • All seats equipped with functional seat belts
  • All seats adjust properly
  • Power windows operate properly
  • Sunroof opens and closes properly (if applicable)
  • Car alarm works (if applicable)
  • Trunk and driver-side door lock and unlock with key
  • Hazard lights function properly
  • Headlights, including brights, work properly


  • Chassis is neither bent nor cracked
  • No signs of crumpling or straightening inside the trunk
  • Frame holes just inside outer edge clean and free of scratches
  • Automatic transmission
  • Transmission fluid looks clean, not dirty or gritty (no indicates possible internal transmission problem)
  • Transmission neither slips nor delays when driving
  • Each gear shifts smoothly
  • No grinding noises when in reverse


  • Vehicle steers straight and does not pull to one side when applying brakes
  • Parking brake engages and disengages freely
  • No grinding noises when applying
  • Wheels do not lock when applying antilock brakes (if applicable)


  • Vehicle does not drift to one side without prodding
  • Vehicle is stable; no shaking or vibrating
  • No resistance in the steering wheel when turning
  • No clicking or clunking when turning
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Danvers Auto Engineering in Danvers, MA

Danvers Auto Engineering specializes in automotive mechanical service and repair, but when you come to our shop, it's clear to see that we do more than just get your car back on the road again. We outfit your vehicle with the best tire brands at the best prices, take extra care to ensure great work on each service, and work hard to deliver complete satisfaction. If you need tires in Danvers, Peabody or Beverly, look no further than our shop. Our goal is to provide accurate and dependable automotive service and repair to the general public and small business fleets as "The Dealer Alternative".  Our shop is proud to be certified by both AAA (we're a AAA Top Shop) and ASE, and our facility is well-maintained to serve you better.We proudly serve Danvers, MA, Peabody, MA, Beverly, MA, and surrounding communities with tires and auto repair services.

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Phone: (978) 777-3627
Fax: (978) 750-8095
Address: 151 Andover Street Rt. 114
Danvers, MA 01923

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