***Virginia Automotive Association Update from Va Governor***

From The Virginia Automotive Association


VAA Members,

After the Governor’s announcement today, I received confirmation from our lobbyist, Bo Keeney, that auto repair is considered essential. Also listed are auto parts and accessories.  Please read the below excerpt.


Note also that the 10 person rule only applies to brick and mortar stores NOT on this list.  So we can have more than 10. 


Glad to be able to pass on this good news to you tonight.




Retail Businesses

The following retail businesses are considered essential and may remain open during normal business hours:

  • Grocery stores, pharmacies, and other retailers that sell food and beverage products or pharmacy products, including dollar stores, and department stores with grocery or pharmacy operations;
  • Medical, laboratory, and vision supply retailers;
  • Electronic retailers that sell or service cell phones, computers, tablets, and other communications technology;
  • Automotive parts, accessories, and tire retailers as well as automotive repair facilities;
  • Home improvement, hardware, building material, and building supply retailers;
  • Lawn and garden equipment retailers;
  • Beer, wine, and liquor stores;
  • Retail functions of gas stations and convenience stores;
  • Retail located within healthcare facilities;
  • Banks and other financial institutions with retail functions;
  • Pet stores and feed stores;
  • Printing and office supply stores; and
  • Laundromats and dry cleaners.

All essential retail establishments must, to the extent possible, adhere to social distancing recommendations, enhanced sanitizing practices on common surfaces, and other appropriate workplace guidance from state and federal authorities. 

Any brick-and-mortar retail business not listed above must limit all in-person shopping to no more than 10 patrons per establishment, adhere to social distancing recommendations, sanitize common surfaces, and apply relevant workplace guidance from state and federal authorities. If any such business cannot adhere to the 10-patron limit with proper social distancing requirements, it must close.

Additional Guidance

Professional businesses not listed above must utilize telework as much as possible. Where telework is not feasible, such businesses must adhere to social distancing recommendations, enhanced sanitizing procedures, and apply relevant workplace guidance from state and federal authorities, including CDCOSHA, and the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry.

Here is the entire link:


Steve Akridge

Executive Director

Virginia Automotive Association

Virginia State Inspection





Effective July 1, 2019 House Bill 2514 will enact new legislation reguarding Virginia State Inspection fees.





  • $20.00 for each State Inspection of any Car, Pickup Truck, Trailer and including Motorhome.
  • $51.00 for any (i)Tractor Truck, (ii)Truck with a GVW Rating of 26,000 lbs or more, or (iii)motor vehicle that is used to transport passengers and has a seating capacity of more than 15 passengers incluiding driver.
  • $12.00 for each State Inspection of any Motorcycle or Autocycle


Buddy South Auto Parts & Service, Inc.

10131 Hull Street Rd

Midlothian, Va. 23112

Phone: 804-745-9724





You can also use our contact form on our Contact page.

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Inspection Special

We perform state inspections for only $20.00. We work them in on a "First come, First serve" basis at 7:20 am if you want to wait with your vehicle. Or you can drop it off Any Day and we will call you when ready.



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