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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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