Lex Brodie's state of hawaii Vehicle Safety check alert!!
Attention Please – Safety Inspections Suspended as of 3/23/2020:
A message from the Hawaii PMVI Program to Safety Inspectors 3:31 pm 3/23/20:
In an effort to promote social distancing per the Governor’s supplement to the emergency Proclamation addressing the COVID-19 pandemic, the motor vehicle inspection program will be suspended as of 6:00 P.M. today, Monday, March 23, 2020. We are expecting to be able to start the program again on May 1, 2020 at 6:00 A.M. Inspection certificates that expired in March and April will be valid until May 15. The Department of Information & Technology will be modifying the motor vehicle registration program to allow vehicle owners to renew their registrations with expired inspection certificates remotely thru April 30, 2020.
If it becomes necessary to change these plans, we will notify you as soon as possible.
Thank you for your efforts to contain the COVID-19 virus.
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 28 page manual on the proper inspection process! Due to the consistent volume of inspections, along with the digitally documented procedure for the 34 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 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! For the full list you can download this State Safety Checklist and prep for your test!
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 28 page inspection manual:
Periodic Motor Vehicle Inspection Manual For Inspectors of Passenger Cars and Light Truck