Is it already time for another state inspection for your vehicle? Mike Brailey’s Automotive is here to help. Whether you are trying to winterize your vehicle on the outside or keeping the inside toasty, we have tips on maintaining your car’s health during the winter months. Here are a few tips from your local Amherst auto repair technicians!
Bring your Car Insurance and Registration
Making sure you come prepared is perhaps one of the most important things to remember when it comes to your vehicle’s state inspection. The first part of the inspection includes checking for proof of car insurance as well as your registration. Make sure you leave both of these documents in your glove box upon vehicle drop-off. With this information readily available your mechanic will be able to proceed with the inspection without delays.
Beware of the Check Engine Light
This pesky little light is one of the most popular reasons that vehicles fail inspection. However, if you have noticed your check engine light on before your inspection that doesn’t mean your vehicle is doomed to fail. Instead, be proactive by informing your mechanic about the check engine light prior to your state inspection. This will allow your mechanic the time they need to identify the problem and fix it before your inspection.
Cut your Mechanic Some Slack
Although it is easy to blame your mechanic for a failed inspection, it’s important to remember that they are just doing their job. Mechanics are bound to the rules and by following those regulations they are keeping you and the other people on the road safe. So if your car doesn’t pass inspection there is no need to be upset with your mechanic. They will help you identify what needs to be fixed to pass the inspection and will often help you to do so.
State Inspections at Mike Brailey’s Auto
Here at Mike Brailey’s Auto, we are equipped, licensed, and ready to perform your vehicle’s state inspection! With a highly qualified team of dedicated mechanics, you can rely on us when it comes to your yearly inspection.