State Vehicle Safety Inspections—And Your Car’s Tires


In the United States, 20 states require some type of regular vehicle safety inspections.

Make sure that your tires will not prevent your car from passing state inspection. You can buy tires at the exact tread level you need from Champtires. Champtires specializes in high-quality used tires at the lowest prices. Have the tires shipped for free directly to your house or tire shop or stop in at one of the three Pittsburgh-area locations.

States With Vehicle Safety Inspections



District of Columbia










New Hampshire

New Jersey

New York

North Carolina


Rhode Island





West Virginia

Why Buy Used Tires?

If you’re in the market for tires, considering used tires is a good choice if you’re looking to save money. However, not all used tire stores are created equally, so make sure that you purchase used tires from a reputable seller, such as Champtires.

Even if you just need to replace one tire, the cost of rubber has increased dramatically recently and has caused the price of brand new tires to skyrocket. High-quality used tires are a much more affordable option.

Used tires are also an environmentally friendly choice – you will be using a premium, recycled product.

Browse Champtires’ inventory.

In PA: Tire Tread Levels and State Car Inspections.

Learn more about state vehicle safety inspections.

Tire Tread Level and State Car Inspections

pennsylvania-inspection-facilityDo you live in a state that has vehicle inspections? If you live in Pennsylvania, cars are required to be inspected annually. And, tire tread level is something that is checked and can prevent a car from passing inspection.

In PA, the minimum tread depth is 2/32 of an inch. If you have an inspection coming up and are worried about your tire tread, Champtires can help. There’s no need to spend a fortune on a brand new set of tires – the more affordable option is used tires. Champtires can get you the number of tires you need at a tread level that will pass inspection.

For more information, call 412-462-3000, visit (where shipping is always free to the continental U.S.!) or shop in person at our two convenient Pittsburgh-area locations – where we also install tires:

Pittsburgh Store: 1319 Washington Blvd. Pittsburgh, PA 15206

West Mifflin Store: 1130 Lebanon Rd West Mifflin, PA 15122

Still not sure if used tires are a good option for you? Read why buy used tires.