Virginia legislation ends double inspection of dealer exchanges

An amendment to a bill before the Virginia General Assembly will eliminate the requirement for a pre-delivery inspection on dealer exchange vehicles, since those vehicles  already passed a safety inspection when they arrived at the dealership to be sold new. The amendment exempts from inspection any new vehicle that passed a safety inspection and displays a valid inspection sticker in the window.


This helpful legislation was the work of VADA, supported by WANADA.


The House of Delegates and state senate have a Feb. 22 deadline for each to write a budget. After that, work will begin on reconciling the two versions into one budget for the state. Virginia budgets, unlike the federal budget, need to be balanced.

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