Midas Car Inspection: State Inspection Policy etc Outlined

Short Answer: Select Midas locations in 13 states offer state vehicle inspection services. 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 contacted Midas locations in all 17 states to find out if they do state inspections and, in our research, we found Midas does car inspections at select locations in 13 states — all but Delaware, Louisiana, Massachusettes, and West Virginia.

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.


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.

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.

Appointments & Availability

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 Check

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.

More Information

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