Inspections in Arvada, Lakewood & Westminster
Complimentary Digital Vehicle Inspections
It is always best for both of us to know what is going on under your hood! When your car is in for service, complimentary inspections are conducted the first time we work on your vehicle and every 6 months or 6,000 miles thereafter. These 40+ digital inspections are designed to identify potential problems early to help avoid safety concerns or costly repairs. The results are reported to you, in some cases including images, and added to your vehicle's digital service record. We want you to have all the information to make the best decision for both you and your vehicle. There is no charge for these inspections.
Pre-Purchase Vehicle Inspections
We want to make sure you know exactly what condition a vehicle is in prior to making a purchase! Used car and truck inspections are a diligent search for all types of potential problems. This includes not only mechanical but safety and structural issues resulting from accident, neglect, etc. Of course, the engine rust and other major components are of vital concern. Our purpose is to conduct a complete and thorough evaluation and communicate to you everything we find, good or bad, so you can make a fully informed decision. There is a reasonable charge for this service. See Air Care Colorado's Statement on Change of Ownership below for additional information. Give us a call for all of the details on this service.
Auto Emissions Inspection Repairs
Auto emissions inspections are conducted only at authorized Emissions Sites. Pickering's does not conduct emissions inspections. Pickering's is a Certified Air Care Colorado Emissions repair facility. We do inspect and repair vehicles that fail state required emissions inspections; we can also return the vehicle for recertification after repair. If you have questions about required emissions inspections, please contact us.
Air Care Colorado Statement on Change of Ownership
Used vehicles that are for sale are required to have a new emissions inspection, even if the current inspection report still has time on it. It is the seller's responsibility to obtain the inspection. This is a consumer protection for the buyer. The seller must provide the emissions inspection paperwork to the buyer for vehicle registration purposes. The buyer must use this paperwork to register the vehicle within one year.
A vehicle dealer may offer customers a voucher enabling the buyer to obtain an inspection for free. The customer has the right to refuse the arrangement. If you purchased a vehicle from a dealer and used a dealer voucher to obtain an inspection, and the vehicle failed the test, take the vehicle and test results back to the dealership for instructions. They have 3-options to cure the problem. See AirCareColorado.com for more information.