I’m from MN and we don’t require vehicle inspections here. With that said, I’ve often wondered what an inspection consists of and what your experiences have been?
Wow, they certainly are thorough! What a pain to do though. Glad I don’t have to worry about this!Pretty basic checklist here in Virginia: https://vatire.com/car-maintenance-tips/virginia-vehicle-inspection-check-list/.
Most common things I've heard people fail for include windshields, brakes, and bulbs. Most service stations and even oil change places have state certified inspectors, so it's very easy to find a place to get it done. Cost is around $20-25 if I remember correctly.