Brake and Lamp Inspection

Brake and Lamp Inspection | Cars Muffler & Automotive Inc.

Brake and Lamp Inspection

Cars Muffler & Auto have been licensed by the State of California to conduct these inspections usually when the vehicle in question has been in an accident and the owner is seeking a “revived” salvage certificate or have received a citation from a law enforcement agency requiring an inspection and certificate to clear. Cars Muffler & Auto are subject to State regulation regarding the training, method and equipment used to conduct the inspections. Cars Muffler & Auto perform other types of required inspections such as for Smog Check certificates as well as general automotive repair and maintenance.

How is the Brake Inspection conducted?

During an Official Brake Inspection, the technician will determine if any defects exist in the vehicles braking system which will include the removal of the vehicles road wheels to conduct a general visual inspection and then use special measuring devices to assure that the manufacturers specifications as regards the braking system are met and that no hazard exists which would cause the brake system to not operate properly or even fail.

How is the Lamp Inspection conducted?

An Official Brake and Lamp Inspection is conducted by technicians licensed by the Bureau of Automotive Repair in a station licensed to do such inspections using B.A.R. approved equipment and procedures. These stations are subject to B.A.R regulation and oversight.

For the Lamp Inspection, the licensed technician will check to see that the lighting systems of the vehicle is in correct operating condition. This will generally include using specially designed and certified equipment to measure the aim of the beam of the headlights as well as the visual inspection of any exterior safety lighting devices such as turn signals and clearance lights.

Also of major concern is the proper operation of the brake lamp and tail light electrical system. Once successfully completed, the technician will issue a certificate, good for 90 days, to be presented to the requesting agency, usually California Department of Motor Vehicles.