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Brake & Lamp Inspection in Mission Viejo, CA

California State Brake & Lamp Inspection Station -- Auto Care Experts

Why Do I Need This Inspection?

The Brake & Lamp Inspection is important to maintaining safety on the roads. It does this by putting your braking and lighting systems through a rigorous examination that determines the quality of each system. Using that information, the inspection station and DMV will be able to access if your vehicle is safe for the road. Drivers can usually expect to go through this inspection when their vehicle is being retitled, which includes car accidents and vehicle theft.

If your vehicle is getting retitled and you need to go through a brake and lamp inspection, make sure to visit the Auto Care Experts. Our shop is proud to be a California State Brake & Lamp Inspection Station! We’ll be able to conduct a comprehensive examination of your brake & light systems and provide you with the repairs you may need so you can safely navigate the Orange County roads!

Braking System Expectations

When we are inspecting your vehicle’s braking system, there are a few things that we look for to ensure that your vehicle is safe for the road. The brakes play a crucial role in the overall safety of your vehicle and if they are compromised in any way, this inspection will find out. Here’s a short list of requirements that must fall within manufacturer’s specifications and performance standards.

  • Brake Rotors, Shoes, Pads, and Drums

  • Emergency Foot and/or Hand Brake

  • No Leakage in Hydraulic System*

  • Vehicle Stops in 20 feet or less at 25 mph

*Includes master and wheel cylinders, calipers, valves, hoses and if equipped with Anti-Lock System, the ABS Module and pump

Lighting System Expectations

During your vehicle’s lamp system inspection, we’re looking to make sure that your vehicle meets the visibility standards set by the State of California. Without proper lighting, visibility for yourself and other drivers can be compromised and place yourself at greater risk for an accident. Here’s some of the requirements we look for that must fall within manufacturer’s specifications and performance standards

  • Orignal Lighting Equipment

  • Low and High Beams

  • Turn Signals and Warning Lamps

  • Lenses and Reflectors

  • Tail, Marker, Backup, License Plate, and Brake Lamps

  • Aftermarket lighting must be properly installed and working or removed

Schedule Your Inspection With Us!

If your vehicle needs to go through the Brake & Lamp Inspection, make sure to visit the Auto Care Experts in Mission Viejo, CA. Our shop is a California State Brake & Lamp Inspection Station! We’ll not only administer the inspection, but also provide the repairs you need so you can get back on the road! Give us a call at 949-647-5305 and schedule an appointment with us today! Need same-day inspection? No problem. Visit our shop at 23662 Via Fabricante! We happily accept all walk-ins!*

*Wait times will vary based on schedule