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: Lex Brodie's is NOT a Quick Lube Shop (which does only safety checks and oil changes) thus it's recommended to budget up to 1 1/2 hours to complete safety inspections with a waiting appointment as we get your vehicle on the next available rack for your service (when you arrive, the safety inspection bay will almost always be full with the earlier customers for safety inspections. There can also be unexpected delays that occur such as wiper blades needed, light bulbs needed (which can be complicated and time consuming on some vehicles), new plates needed to be installed; all of which add to vehicles services time. These delays can occur on your vehicle or the vehicles worked on before your appointment. Our goal is to complete ASAP! Drop off appointment safety inspections are racked and worked on in between the waiting appointments and can take up to 4 hours. Walk in safety inspections are taken with other services such as drop off tires, brakes and wheel alignments, otherwise we recommend a drop off or waiting safety inspection appointment is made.
Also please note, 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 numerous items inspected; this also adds to why we recommend budgeting for up to one and half hours waiting time with an appointment.
A COMMON QUESTION IS: "Don't Safety Inspections just take about 20 to 30 minutes to complete? If so, why would it take up to 1 to 1 1/2 hours to complete with an appointment?" Please see the above info. Also please note: for Safety Inspections, it takes a seasoned and qualified Team Member to pass the state's Safety Inspection test. Most shops only have very few team members who can perform the inspections. Normally it's an upper level Mechanic, Sales Person or Manager who can perform the service. Thus, that person is commonly performing their primary job functions while working in Safety Inspections through out the day. (Safety Inspections are not profitable enough to have a higher level team member dedicated to only performing safety Inspections. Thus Members need to work them in with their other duties).
Our Lex Brodie's team is happy and eager to help with our customer's Safety Inspection needs and our goal is to complete the services as soon as possible, but we need to request that 1 hour to 1 1/2 hours is Budgeted (for "Waiting Appointments") so we can work in the Safety Inspections with our Core Services. Our goal is to complete as soon as possible!
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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