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Mar 20

Vehicle Safety Inspection

Have you taken the time lately to really give your automobile a good safety assessment?  You don’t need to be a mechanic to check over the basics.  Use this handy checklist to help ensure that you and your passengers are as safe as possible in your ride!

  • Rear-View Mirrors – Are they in good condition, and adjusted properly?
  • Safety Belts – Are they working properly, front and back?
  • Windshield Wiper Blades and Fluid – Plenty of wiper fluid? Are the wipers themselves in good condition?
  • Horn – Does it work?
  • Headlights – All working? Properly adjusted?
  • Brakes – Noticing any squeals or inadequate stopping power?
  • Emergency Brakes – Working?
  • Turn Signals – Working?
  • Tires – Proper air pressure? Good tread?
  • Oil and Coolant – Levels good?
  • Brake Lights – Functioning?
  • License Plate Lights – Make sure these are working!
  • Properly Installed Muffler System – Make sure nothing is loose, rattling, etc.
  • Windshield and Window – Clean, and no cracks?
  • Proof of Insurance and Vehicle Registration Card – Make sure these are in your vehicle!

By Eric Bartholomew, TSS, Inc