ExperTec Automotive of Costa Mesa is an official lamp and brake adjusting station. The purpose of a brake and lamp inspection is to assure that a vehicle is in roadworthy condition. This is a requirement when, for example, a vehicle is issued a salvage title certificate and deemed to be roadworthy again.
The California Department of Motor Vehicles considers the ownership of a vehicle to be changed when it is re-titled, even if the owner remains the same.
The DMV requires that a state licensed inspection station conduct a thorough and complete examination of critical components in the vehicle’s braking system which may have been damaged or misaligned in an accident or theft.
Another reason why a vehicle may need an inspection is to correct a defect cited by a law enforcement agency, such as the California Highway Patrol. This is called a brake and lamp inspection, and when successfully completed, a certificate must be issued to the DMV or CHP as proof of correction of the cited condition and a testimony of the safety of the vehicle.
During an official brake inspection, the technician will determine if any defects exist in the vehicle’s braking system. This involves removal of the vehicle’s wheels for a visual inspection, then measuring parts and distances in order to assure that the manufacturer’s specifications for the braking system are met and that it will not operate improperly or fail.
If your vehicle needs a brake and lamp inspection, give us a call at ExperTec Automotive of Costa Mesa to set up an appointment today! Being an official lamp and brake adjusting station means that we can legally give you what you need to get your car on the road again without breaking the law.