86 Central Street Topsfield, MA 01983 Mon.-Fri. 7:30-5:00pm t:(978)-887-9247

Safety Inspection

Safety. A vehicle that fails its safety inspection must be repaired immediately. When you drive a car, truck, SUV or bus with safety defects, you are putting yourself and others at risk. You may also be issued a citation by police, which could lead to insurance surcharges.

Safety inspections typically take about 12 minutes. In a safety test, the inspector looks for or tests 14 key areas:

  • 1. Visual Overview
    • Certificate of registration
    • Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
    • License plate(s) Decal
  • 2. Brake Tests
    • Parking brake
    • Service brake
  • 3. Exhaust System
    • Exhaust system components/Muffler
    • Visible blue or black smoke
  • 4. Steering and Suspension
    • Steering wheel and box
    • Suspension/front end
    • Springs
    • Shocks
  • 5. Horn
    • Sound horn to test for adequate signal
    • The horn must be securely fastened to the vehicle
  • 6. Glazing, Glass and Windshield Wipers
    • Windshield
    • Windshield wipers and washer
    • Windows
    • Tint
  • 7. Rear View Mirror
    • Rear view mirror
    • Mirrors (General)
  • 8. Lighting Devices
    • Head light aim
    • Hazard lights/directionals/stop/reverse lights/and license plate light(s)
    • Reflectors
  • 9. Tires and Wheels
    • Tires
    • Wheels
  • 10. Bumper, Fenders, and Fuel Tank
    • Bumpers
    • Fenders
    • Floor pans
    • Fuel tank
    • Vehicle Frame or Unibody
  • 11. Altered Vehicle Height
  • 12. Seat Belts
  • 13. Airbags
  • 14. Fuel Tank Cap



Topfield Massachusetts' New Meadow Auto Group;

Factory recommended services (which will not void any factory warranty), We use original equipment and factory parts , commercial vehicle inspections, Brakes and brake system diagnosis and repair, Air conditioning and climate control , Electrical systems diagnosis and repair, Computerized 4 wheel alignments, Pre-purchase and post-lease inspections, Engine Repair / Replacement, Timing belt, Computer Diagnostic/Engine performance, Tune Up, Transmission repair / replacement, Drivetrain, Brakes, Tires. Steering and suspension, Heating and A/C,

Contact Information

New Meadows Auto
86 Central Street
Topsfield, MA 01983

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