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Brake and Lamp Inspection \ San Jose,CA    Akin's Auto Repair

AKIN'S AUTO REPAIR is a Certified California. Brake and Lamp Inspection station.  We can Certify your Salvage Vehicles for the  (DMV ) 

                                                                               $143.00 Brake and Lamp Inspection

                                                             Plus $7.00 Certificates( FOR BOTH CERTIFICATES TOTAL $150 )

(Most Vehicles)

!!!!!!!!!!  It's available in between the 9 AM-4PM no appointment necessary it takes about 1.5 hour   ( estimated time)!!!!!!!!!! 

782 PARK AVE UNIT #6 San Jose, CA 95126 We are open Monday to Friday From 9am to 4:00pm (Brake and lamp inspection only(except holidays)

What is a brake and lamp inspection?

The purpose of a brake and lamp inspection is to assure that a vehicle being
issued a salvage certificate is in a safe and roadworthy condition prior to
being retitled.
When you "revive" a salvaged vehicle, either due to accident damage or theft
of the vehicle, the California Department of Motor Vehicles considers the
ownership of the vehicle to be changed, even though the owner remains the
DMV requires that a State Licensed Inspection station conduct a thorough
and complete examination of these critical components which may have
been possibly damaged or misaligned due to an accident or as a result of
theft damage.
A vehicle may also need such an inspection 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 is issued to be presented to the DMV or California Highway
Patrol as proof of correction of any cited condition and the safety of
the vehicle.

                                 BASIC CHECKLIST !!!!

Brake System

  1. Brake Shoes or Pads shoud have no less than 50% life remaining.
  2. Brake Drums and rotors must be within manufacturers specifications and they will be measured
  3. All braking hardware must be present, installed correctly, and in working order.
  4. No signs of leakage in the hydraulic system, this includes master cylinder, wheel cylinders, calipers, valves, lines & connections.
  5. Check the hoses, no cracks are allowed.
  6. Warning lamps. They must glow when they are supposed to glow and be off when they are supposed to be off.
  7. Emergency brake must be capable of holding the vehicle on a 6% grade.
  8. Vehicle must be able to stop (panic) in less than 20 feet at a speed of 25mph.

Lamp System

  1. All originally equipped lighting equipment must be in working order. Please pre-inspect the following lights before your appointment. Headlamps, tail lamps, marker lamps, back-up lamps, brake lamps (third lamp if required), license plate lamps, turn signals, high beam indicator & any and all warning lamps.
  2. Headlamps must be aimable. All adjusting hardware must be in good working order.
  3. Lenses must be intact. No cracks.!!!!!!!!!!!!
  4. All reflectors must be intact.
  5. Body damage that interferes with the visibility of lighting equipment must be repaired prior to inspection.
  6. Damage to headlamp aiming pads will need to be corrected prior to the inspection. These are the little pointy things on the lamps glass. They cannot be broken off.
  7. If the vehicle is equipped with aftermarket lighting equipment, it must work or be removed. This includes fog lamps and KC style spot lamps.