Inspections in Alexandria & Sterling, VA and Washington D.C.

Inspections

Every car will eventually need to be inspected for any underlying issues that you may be unaware of. Whether it is for preventive maintenance, there are signs that your vehicle needs to get service, required by law, or for your peace of mind, our award-winning local technicians can take care of all your needs. We will give your vehicle the best care.

Different types of Inspections

  • Trip inspections 

If you’re planning on taking your vehicle on a long trip, it is important that you get it inspected before your trip. Before driving, our certified technicians will make sure your tires are safe enough to drive on, ensure that the suspension and brakes are working properly, and other mechanical functions such as your wipers are in good condition. 

  • Maintenance inspections

No matter how often you drive your vehicle, it is important that you get regular maintenance inspections. These inspections ensure that your vehicle is running smoothly and can prevent future, more costly repairs to be done. Depending on your manufacturer, your vehicle has a set schedule to follow. During these inspections, basic things like your tire tread and pressure, shocks and struts, wipers, fluid levels, and battery are all inspected.

  • Safety and emissions inspections

These inspections are ordered by the state that you reside in to ensure that your vehicle is safe to operate and is not emitting excessive pollutants into the environment. Different inspections and when to get them inspected depend on each state’s regulations. However, these usually include basic maintenance inspections and smog checks.

  • Used car inspections and pre-purchase inspections

When buying a car, specifically a used car, it is important to make sure that the vehicle has no issues before you purchase it. That is why we at Old Ox Tire and Auto go the extra mile to confirm that you are getting your money’s worth and that the vehicle you are looking to purchase is safe to operate. 

  • Driveability diagnostic and repair 

We at Old Ox Tire and Auto have the latest technology to diagnose and repair any issues with your vehicle. If you notice that there are some concerning symptoms with your vehicle, bring your vehicle to Old Ox Tire and Auto to get a diagnosis. We listen and check for any of the symptoms you are experiencing and use our computers and training to quickly spot any issues. 

Your award-winning local shop for inspections 

We at Old Ox Tire and Auto understand how important your vehicle is to your day-today life. Therefore, we take extra care to ensure that your safety and lifestyle is not at risk. If something is wrong with your car and/or several of your dashboard lights turns on, do not hesitate to bring your car or truck right into Old Ox Tire and Auto in Sterling today. Our highly skilled service technicians recognize the source of your auto problems and use the most up to date tools as well as modern technology to quickly evaluate the trouble with your car. We have decades of combined experience and have a dedication to customer service.

Why should you choose Old Ox Tire & Auto:

  • We have a review score of 5 based on reviews from hundreds of satisfied customers.
  • Locally owned and operated since 2017
  • Only OEM and OEM-approved parts/components
  • Shuttle on all services, loaner on major service, free towing (limited)

At Old Ox Tire and Auto in Sterling, we pride ourselves in providing thorough and transparent assessments of the vehicles we service, so don’t hesitate to bring your vehicle in for an inspection today. If you are in the 20166 area or nearby, you can give us a call at Sterling, VA: 410-415-1650, Alexandria, VA: 410-531-2493, and Washington, D.C.: 202-269-2495 or schedule an appointment with us online! Old Ox Tire and Auto – For quality auto repair and friendly customer service, look no further than Old Ox Tire & Auto.

Quality Auto Repair in Sterling & Alexandria, VA and Washington, DC
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The Strengths of Old Ox Tire & Auto

  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • ASE Master Technicians
  • Family-Friendly, Community-Based Staff
  • Free Shuttle Service
  • Free WiFi in our Comfortable Waiting Area
  • 2-year/24,000-mile Warranty on All Repairs
  • BBB Accredited Business: A+ Rating
  • Fleet Service (Sterling, VA)
  • 24-hour Drop-Off (Sterling, VA)
  • Tires Available (all locations)

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Sterling, VA Location

44827 Old Ox Road Sterling, VA
Open Mon-Fri: 8:30AM - 5:00PM
703-956-9811

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Alexandria, VA Location

190 A1 S. Whiting St., Alexandria VA
Open Mon-Fri: 8:30AM - 5:00PM
703-888-7654

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Washington, D.C. Location

3426 18th St NE, Washington DC
Open Mon-Fri: 8:30AM - 5:00PM
202-481-0685

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We Are a Digital Shop

Our technicians use the latest technology to not only tell you if there are any problems with your vehicle, but show you. If we uncover an issue, we’ll email a photo of it to you for your review. At the end of every visit you’ll receive a detailed report regarding the general health of your vehicle. Our #1 goal is to keep you safe on the road.

Our Digital Shop puts clear communication in the palm of your hand!

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