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Speedometer Calibration Certificates

Should I Get My Speedometer Calibrated?

In Virginia, a speedometer calibration can be very useful in most speeding ticket cases. Most vehicles on the road have speedometers that are 1-3 mphs off. Even brand new cars and luxury cars have inaccurate speedometers. A speedometer calibration takes about one hour and costs about $75.

What is a Speedometer Calibration?

A speedometer calibration involves an auto mechanic measuring the accuracy of your vehicle's speedometer. The mechanic then creates a Speedometer Calibration Certificate that states how many miles per hour your speedometer is off.

Why Should I get a Speedometer Calibration?

If your speedometer is low, you can argue to the judge that your speeding ticket is at least partially the fault of your inaccurate speedometer. Some prosecutors or judges may amend a driver's speeding ticket to reflect the inaccuracies in the speedometer. For example, if your speedometer is four mph low and you are charged with speeding 77 mph in a 55 mph zone, some judges will agree to amend the ticket to 73 mph in a 55 mph zone. Even though 73 mph in a 55 mph zone is still speeding, the points and fines are much less. Contact the law firm of Nichols & Green pllc learn if this tactic may help your case.

Speedometer calibrations can also prove that your speedometer was reasonably accurate. If you want to testify that you looked at your speedometer and you know you were not speeding, you will need a speedometer calibration certificate to prove to the court that your speedometer was not broken.

Where Should I Get My Speedometer Calibrated?

Make sure you get a speedometer calibrate from a mechanic who will produce a valid speedometer calibration certificate that you can use at court. Avoid using auto-dealers. Most auto dealers do not properly document their speedometer calibration results. Never use any mechanic who offers to generate a fraudulent speedometer calibration certificate. Use only mechanics shops with good reputations for accuracy and honesty.

The following is a list of reputable mechanics who do speedometer calibrations for people going to court:

Prince William County Speedometer Calibration Mechanics

Bill's Auto Service & Discount Tire Center
98 Hardees Dr.
Manassas Park, VA 20111

Fairfax County Speedometer Calibration Mechanics

M&M Collision
3165 Campbell Drive
Fairfax VA 22031
(703) 591-9601

Advanced Automotive Inc.
4007A Westfax Drive
Chantilly, VA 20151-1547
(703) 802-0688

Loudoun County Speedometer Calibration Mechanics

Drake Auto Shop
23571 Pebble Run Place # 150
Sterling, VA 20166
(571) 244-6963

Advanced Automotive Inc.
4007A Westfax Drive
Chantilly, VA 20151-1547

Arlington County Speedometer Calibration Mechanics

Ron's Mobile Services Cars And Trucks, Inc.
1412 S. 28th St. #5
Arlington VA 22206
(703) 980-3911

Richmond Area Speedometer Calibration Mechanics

Southern Electronics, Inc.
730-A Research Rd
Richmond, VA 23236
Local: (804) 423-1100
Toll Free: 1-800-446-2880

Advanced Auto Speedometer
730 Research Rd
Richmond, VA 23236
(804) 379-0060

South Eastern Virginia Speedometer Calibration Mechanics

Chesapeake Auto Center, Inc.
119 Tilden Ave, Ste H
Chesapeake, VA 23320
(757) 644-5828

Express Auto Electric
362 North Witchduck Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462-1987
(757) 519-9200

Beach Calibration, Inc.
5312 Virginia Beach Blvd, Ste D1
Virginia Beach, VA
(757) 490-0775

Maryland Speedometer Calibration Mechanics

Canton Radio
6328 Baltimore National Pike
Cationsville, MD 21228
(410) 747-8667

Safety Check Speedometer Company
1232 Old Dorsey Road
Harmans, MD

Advanced Automotive Repair
1107 E Patrick St
Frederick, MD 21701
(301) 662-4083

Pennsylvania Speedometer Calibration Mechanics

Powl's Speedometer & Auto Care
2340 Dairy Road
Lancaster, PA
(717) 898-2552

Northeast Speedometer Services
4807 Benner Street
Philadelphia, PA
(215) 338-5577