LEX BRODIE'S STATE OF HAWAII VEHICLE SAFETY CHECK
Lex Brodie's is happy to provide State of Hawaii Annual Safety Inspection Services. Unfortunately, after the new digitally documented Safety Inspections were required, many shops stopped performing the annual Safety Inspections. As a result, the remaining shops are often overloaded with Safety Inspection request.
It is highly recommended to NOT WAIT till the end of the month to get your inspection. To avoid the last minute rush, we recommend scheduling a mid-month inspection before it expires.
We also recommend using our Lex Brodie's Easy On-Line Appointment Tool to set your Safety Inspection appointment to help reduce your waiting time.
Please note, properly performed Safety Inspections take time, the State of Hawaii Department of Transportation provides a 25 page manual on the proper inspection process! Due to the consistent volume of inspections, along with the digitally documented procedure for the 30+ items inspected; we recommend budgeting for up to one and half hours waiting time with an appointment. "Walk In" Safety Inspections are welcome, but it's best to plan for up to a 3 to 4 hour wait since we'll be working the "Walk In" Safety Inspection in with the scheduled appointments and other various work request that have been dropped off previously.
KEY TIME SAVING TIP: Schedule your appointment mid month BEFORE it expires.
Can Your Vehicle Pass The Test?
The Hawaii State Safety Inspection might feel like a chore but it is in place to protect you and your family. When the depth of the inspection is recognized, the value received with the State of Hawaii $25 Safety Inspection is quit high! Our professional staff is ready to assist you when it is time for your safety inspection.
A few of the things we check include steering, alignment tire wear, suspension, tires, parking brakes, horn your seat belts and much more! Here is a list you can download, that covers most of what is inspected during Safety Inspections. This a good State Safety Checklist and prep for your Safety Inspection.
Once you successfully complete your inspection, an inspection sticker will be affixed to your vehicle where it must be displayed at all times. You will be given proof of inspection and approval, which is required for registering and or renewing your registration with the State of Hawaii.
For reference, here is a link for the State of Hawaii Department of Transportation's 25 page inspection manual (last updated December 2017):
Periodic Motor Vehicle Inspection Manual For Inspectors of Passenger Cars and Light Trucks Please note, the inspection Manual does not cover all the possible items that could cause an inspection to fail. Some inspection code, goes back to the 1978 code and the revisions since then (Some items may not be shown in the manual).
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