Midas Car Inspections: State Inspection Availability, Costs Detailed

Short Answer: Select Midas locations in the following 13 states offer state vehicle inspection services:

  • Alabama
  • Hawaii
  • Maine
  • Missouri
  • New Hampshire
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia

While Delaware, Louisiana, Massachusetts, and West Virginia require state inspections, Midas does not offer them in those states.

The cost of a state inspection ranges from $12 to $80, and the time it typically takes to complete an inspection ranges from 30 to 90 minutes.

Repairs, if needed to pass inspection, can often be performed at Midas the same day. For more details on getting a Midas car inspection, see below.

Getting a Midas Car Inspection: Availability? Cost? What to Expect? etc.

Most Midas locations in states where vehicle inspections are required offer state inspection services. State vehicle inspections are required in 17 states. We tried contacting Midas locations in all 17 states — Alabama, Delaware, Hawaii, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia — and found that select locations in all of the states except Delaware, Louisiana, Massachusetts, and West Virginia do state inspections.

Midas employees at locations in Massachusetts said they are waiting on approval to begin performing state inspections. Employees at locations in Delaware said inspections must go through the state and are not available through third-party service providers. And, we were unable to find any Midas locations in West Virginia.

If Midas doesn’t offer state inspections in your state, see our related articles to find out about state inspections at Walmart and state inspections at Valvoline.

Costs

Inspection requirements vary by state, so cost and time estimates also vary. Inspection costs at Midas range from $12 to $80. Some states regulate the cost of vehicle inspections; Rhode Island, for example, sets the cost at $55. Where costs are not regulated, you may be able to save by purchasing and/or booking your inspection at Midas online; Midas Hawaii offers a discount when you buy online.

Wait Times

In general, a vehicle inspection at Midas takes between 30 and 90 minutes — not including time for any necessary repairs. In most cases, repairs can be done at Midas the same day.

Walk-in appointments may be available or you can make an appointment at your nearest Midas. Keep in mind, some Midas locations only offer inspections on certain days of the week. Once the vehicle passes inspection, Midas will provide any necessary documentation. Some states require a certificate be kept in the vehicle, while others require an official state inspection sticker be displayed on the windshield. Some Midas locations will forward documentation to your state Department of Motor Vehicles.

Courtesy Checks

While only some Midas locations do state inspections, you can ask for a courtesy check at any Midas. Courtesy checks are free with any maintenance or repair service. A Midas courtesy check includes visually inspecting the vehicle for any issues that may need repair now or in the near future.