DMV Official Brake & Lamp Inspection in Bellflower, CA

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Official Lamp Inspection

In the state of California, a Lamp Inspection is required to ensure that any vehicle being issued a salvage certificate - car, truck, van, heavy-duty, RV, or motorcycle - is in safe, roadworthy condition before being retitled. As a State Licensed Inspection station, we conduct a thorough and complete examination of your vehicle's lamps. Should your lamps be damaged or misaligned due to an accident, theft, or other defect, our DMV certified inspection and repair station in Bellflower, CA is equipped to restore you lamps to factory standards.

The DMV also requires an Official Lamp Inspection on most vehicles brought in from out of state, vehicles not registered in the past 5 years, or to correct a defect cited by a local or state law enforcement agency.

Once your Lamp Inspection is successfully completed, our Bellflower auto repair team issues a certificate for you to present to the DMV or California Highway Patrol as proof of correction of any defect, and as proof of the safety of the vehicle.

Have questions? Please call our friendly Bellflower Lamp Inspection team. We're always happy to help you!

Official Brake Inspection

The State of California requires a Brake Inspection to ensure that any vehicle being issued a salvage certificate - car, truck, van, heavy-duty, RV, or motorcycle - is in safe, roadworthy condition before being retitled. As a DMV certified, state licensed Brake Inspection station, we conduct a thorough and complete examination of your vehicle's braking system to ensure that no defects or hazards exist that could cause your braking system to not operate properly or even fail.

The DMV also requires an Official Brake Inspection on most vehicles brought in from out of state, vehicles not registered in the past 5 years, or to correct a defect cited by a local or state law enforcement agency.

Once your Brake Inspection is successfully completed, our Bellflower Brake Inspection team issues a certificate for you to present to the DMV or California Highway Patrol as proof of correction of any defect as well as the the safety of the vehicle.

Vehicles Inspected

  • Cars
  • Trucks
  • RV's
  • Heavy Duty Vehicles
  • Motorcycles
  • Scooters
  • Singe & Double Axle Trailers
  • Buses

What to Expect When We Perform a Brake & Lamp Inspection

When a vehicle is inspected we must follow all vehicle code regulation along with the Bureau of Automotive repair regulation that apply to your vehicle. We will be performing a compressive inspection of the lighting system and braking system. The list below is a general inspection list but is not limited to the items below.

Areas we will be inspecting

Brakes

  • Inspection of all brakes and related hardware, all brakes components must meet minimum specification.
  • Inspection of brake hydraulic system
  • Inspection of power brake operation
  • Inspection of emergency brake operation
  • Inspection of brake warning lamp operation
  • Inspection of antilock brake operation
  • Perform stopping test (passenger vehicle must stop from 25MPH to 0 within 25 feet)
  • Inspection of suspension component that will compromise braking performance
  • Inspection for body damage that will compromise braking performance
  • Inspection of tire condition that would compromise braking performance
  • Inspection for vehicle pull during braking

Lights

  • Inspection of all exterior light, (headlamps, marker lights, stop lights, turn signal lights, emergency flasher lights, tail lights, fog lights, license plate lamps, backup lights, spot lights, off road lights, aftermarket lights, emergency lights)
  • ALL light bulbs must be DOT approved
  • Inspection of aftermarket lights (spot lights, fog lights, off road lights, other aftermarket lights, emergency lights)
  • Off road and emergency lights must meet California vehicle code requirements
  • Vehicle interior indicators (high beam indicator, brake light indicator, turn signal indicator)
  • All lenses must be securely mounted in the original manufacture location and in the correct orientation.
  • All lenses must be DOT or SAE approved
  • All lenses will be inspected for cracks, chips, holes, fading of color, moisture, other defects
  • Headlights must be clear and not cloudy
  • All lenses must not be obstructed by tint, brush guards, or other obstruction
  • All Headlights must be mounted correctly and able to be adjusted within specification. (headlight adjustment included in inspection)
  • Inspection of all reflectors for damage, correct orientation, and correct mounting position

If you have your own trusted mechanic, it is always best to have the vehicle inspected prior to official inspection to reduce costs in reinspection fees.

If repairs are performed at our facility we do not charge for a re-inspection fee

  • Fees will apply for any repairs performed at our facility
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