A vehicle inspection is an annual legal requirement throughout many of the states in America, Tennessee included. With the occasional exception all vehicles must be tested by a company and individual authorized by the state to carry out such work. The inspection requires the checking of your vehicles safety features to ensure it is safe to be driven on our roads. A faulty vehicle can not only be a danger to yourself and your family, it can also be a serious risk to other road users as well. The cause of many road traffic accidents can be attributed to deficient and illegal vehicles. Driving an illegal vehicle on our state roads can lead to financial fines, prosecution, and in serious cases you may receive a jail sentence! When your vehicle inspection is due it’s also time to call Murfreesboro Mobile Mechanic Company.
What is checked during a Vehicle Inspection?
A vehicle inspection involves the inspection of all of your vehicles safety features to ensure that they are all working effectively. The condition of every safety feature is fully checked! The condition of your seatbelts, brakes, tires, lights, and much more are all included, and must be in a good condition. Any safety faults will see your vehicle failing to pass the inspection first time.
How should I prepare my Vehicle for the Inspection?
A full mobile service is the easiest, and often the most convenient way to prepare your vehicle. Simply tell your Murfreesboro mechanic that you are looking to prepare for a vehicle inspection. They can then use their experience to identify and repair any obvious faults that will cause your vehicle to fail. If you prefer to prepare the vehicle yourself you should start my making any known existing faults good again. This should also involve a thorough visual check for anything else that will need attention before the inspection. For example, turning up with a dashboard warning light illuminated will result in an instant fail.
Are Tires checked during a Vehicle Inspection?
Your vehicles tires are a highly important part of your vehicles safety features. They are the only point of contact with the road. A set of tires that are in good condition will provide you with the grip you need, prevent the likelyhood of skidding, and allow for effective and controlled braking. Your tires will always undergo a thorough check during every vehicle inspection. The inspector will be looking for a visual sign of damage to the outer wall as well the main contact area. Tire tread depth is also vital for sufficient water dispersal when our roads are wet. The tread depth will be measured to ensure it meets minimum legal requirements. Any faults found with your tires will also result in a fail.
Before you will be able to register your vehicle in Rutherford County you will need an emissions test. This is to check if your vehicle is producing higher than acceptable levels of pollution into the atmosphere. Most vehicles will require this, but there are some exceptions. We can advise you if your vehicle needs an emissions test.