BRAKE AND LAMP INSPECTION
The purpose of the brake and lamp inspection is to verify that your vehicle is in a safe operating condition. When a vehicle owner applies for a Salvage Title, they will be required by the State of California Department of Motor Vehicles to provide a brake and a lamp certificate to register the vehicle. D&H Enterprises is licensed by the State of California Bureau of Automotive Repair to conduct Brake and Lamp Inspections. Our ASE certified and BAR licensed technicians will conduct a detailed inspection of your brake and lamp systems. Below is an outline of some of the items our technician will inspect to ensure your vehicle is road worthy. We are qualified to make any necessary repairs that may be needed to bring your vehicle into a certifiable condition.
- Brake linings, rotors and/or drums cannot be worn below minimum manufacturer’s specifications.
- All braking components must be installed correctly and be in a safe working order.
- Check for signs of leakage in the hydraulic system.
- Check operation of warning lamps and confirm none are illuminated.
- Verify brake light functionality.
- Check Emergency brake operation which must be capable of holding the vehicle on a 6% grade.
- Vehicle must be able to stop in less than 20 feet at speeds over 25 mph.
- All steering and suspension components in good and safe working order.
- All original lighting equipment must function properly including indicator lights.
- Headlamps must be mounted securely and correctly and adjusting hardware must function as designed.
- Excessively dull lenses may need to be polished or replaced.
- All reflectors and lenses must be intact with DOT approved lenses.
- No body damage that interferes with visibility of lighting equipment.
- Battery must pass a load test to simulate hazard flashers for 30 minutes and tail lamps must illuminate for 15 minutes with engine off.
- Vehicle must be level, example, no squatting or nose diving.