The California DMV requires that any salvaged vehicle is in safe, roadworthy condition before being re-titled. To ensure that critical components such as brakes and headlamps are not damaged or misaligned, a state-licensed Brake & Lamp Inspection Station must conduct a thorough examination and issue a certificate upon completion. Once the certificate is presented to the DMV, the vehicle can be legally registered.
Autotech is a licensed Brake & Lamp Inspection Stations in Los Angeles, so if you need to register a vehicle, give us a call to set up an appointment.
Brakes are a critical component of vehicle safety, which is why the DMV only trusts a select number of auto repair shops to conduct a thorough inspection. At Otay Test and Repair, our expert technicians will evaluate every aspect of your car’s brake system. Our Brake Inspection checklist includes:
Brake pads or shoes: No less than 50% thickness remaining
Brake drums and rotors: Measurements must be within manufacturer specifications
Braking hardware: Must be present, installed correctly, and in working order
Hydraulic system: No signs of leakage in the master cylinder, wheel cylinder, calipers, valves, lines, and connections.
Hoses: No visible cracks
Warning lamps: Light up when necessary
Emergency brake: Capable of holding the vehicle on a 6% grade
Suspension components: No broken or worn shocks or struts
Alignment: Wheels aligned properly
If our inspection reveals any issues that must be resolved, Autotech here in Culver City offers expert repairs to get your car back on the road and officially re-titled.