If you are a car enthusiast, you may want to get a rare or classic car that has been salvaged and put it back on the road. Sometimes, a few repairs and busted knuckles can get a car ready for the road again, but before it can actually be registered and insured, you will need to have a brake and lamp inspection done to ensure everything is mechanically sound. The following brake and lamp inspection guide will help you get your car from the junkyard and back to showroom quality:
Putting Your Car Up On Jack Stands To Get It Ready To Do The Brake Repairs
The first thing that you will want to do is to jack your car off the ground. If you have access to a shop, this can be done with a lift. When you are doing this in your garage or driveway, you will want to jack the car up one wheel at a time and use jack stands to support the car while you are working on the brakes and suspension to get it ready for inspection.
Removing All Four Wheels To Access The Brake System For Repairs and Inspection
Once you have your car jacked up, you will be ready to remove all the wheels. You should loosen the lug nuts of each wheel before jacking it up if you are not using a lift. Removing all the wheels will give you clear access to all the brake components to complete the inspections and repairs that need to be done.
Maintenance and Repairs That The Pads, Discs, and Drums Are Going To Need Before Inspection
Most modern cars have the disc and drum brake systems, which use pads to apply pressure to the wheels and stop your car. These systems need to have pads with the proper liner and discs or drums that are not too worn. Therefore, you may want to replace all the brakes and pads to get your car ready for the inspection to get it back on the road again. Replacing these brake parts will also ensure that you will not have problems after all the repairs have been done.
Repairing Lines and Brake Master Cylinder To Complete Brake Repairs Before The Inspection
One of the biggest dangers with salvaged cars is the damage to brake lines. This can be due to corrosion of the line or other issues. If the lines are damaged, you will want to replace all the brake lines before the inspection. In addition, you will also want to check and repair the master cylinder of the brake system if needed.
Electrical Wiring and Light Repairs To Ensure Your Car Is Ready For The Lamp Inspection
The last step in the inspection process will be to test the electrical systems and lights. The lights of your car need to be inspected to ensure they all work, so you will want to make sure that you have replaced all the bulbs. In addition, damaged wires need to be repaired and any blown fuses should be replaced before the inspection.
These are some of the things that you will need to do to complete brake and lamp inspections to get your car registered and insured again. If you are ready to get your car registered to drive again, contact a brake and lamp inspection service.