Auto Inspections in Lakewood & Arvada / Westminster, CO

Pickering's Auto Service

Full Vehicle Health Inspection

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It is always best for both of us to know what is going on under your hood! That's where our ASE certified technicians come in. When your car is in for service, vehicle health inspections are recommended the first time we work on your vehicle and a minimum of 2 times per year. Our experts will check, measure and document, all major vehicle systems including removing all 4 wheels, inspecting your vehicle's brake system & rotating your tires as needed. Plus, we will digitally report, estimate and prioritize all maintenance and repair needs so you are fully aware of the condition of your vehicle and our recommendations. These 40+ point 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 are added to your vehicle's digital service record for easy future reference. We want you to have all the information to make the best decision for both you and your vehicle. 

Pre-Purchase Vehicle Inspections

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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 accidents, 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.

Pre-Trip Vehicle Inspections

Getting ready for a long road trip, or maybe a weekend getaway to the mountains? Let our ASE Master Certified technicians inspect your vehicle before you go. Although there are some things nobody can predict, having our professionals inspect the vehicle can eliminate many possible breakdown situations before they happen as well as make sure the vehicle is up to date with all of the maintenance items that can save you money at the gas pump. We will inspect your vehicle to make sure it is safe and reliable for any driving adventure as we exist to keep your life in motion!

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 the required emissions inspections, please contact us.

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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 for more information. 

Pickering's Auto Service is committed to ensuring effective communication and digital accessibility to all users. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone, and apply the relevant accessibility standards to achieve these goals. We welcome your feedback. Please call Arvada/Westminster Service Center (303) 426-1545, Lakewood Service Center (303) 237-7717 if you have any issues in accessing any area of our website.