Brake & Lamp Inspection in Mission Viejo, CA


DMV Brake and Lamp inspection or, officially - Brake and Light Adjustment Certification, is required when a salvaged vehicle is registered in California or if California Highway Patrol citation is received. But besides complying with DMV requirement it is a great way to ensure your vehicle will be safe on the road, so many of our customers like to have the inspection performed for a used vehicle purchase. This comprehensive inspection includes throughout evaluation of your vehicle's braking and lamp systems, plus additional components directly affecting them.

Brake Inspection

Brake Inspection is not just a simple check of the brake pads, it involves every component of the system as well as related systems such as suspension. The following items will be accurately measured or checked during the Brake Inspection:

  • Brake pads or shoes
  • Brake rotors and drums
  • All braking system hardware
  • Brakes hydraulic system, including master cylinder, wheel cylinders, calipers, valves, lines, hoses and connections
  • Warning lamps for the Brakes and ABS systems
  • Emergency/Parking brake system
  • Wheel alignment
  • Suspension components
  • Tires and more...

Lamp Inspection

During the Light inspection the following items will be checked:

  • Headlamps and tail lamps
  • Marker lamps
  • Brake lamps (including Third Brake Light)
  • Backup lamps
  • Turn signal lamps
  • License plate lamps
  • Lenses and reflectors
  • Fog lamps if present
  • Alignment of the headlamps
  • High beam indicator and other warning lamps


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