Just the first time.I heard through the grapevine that salvage title vehicles will still need a safety inspection - I'm sure the initial inspection after rebuilding is staying as a requirement, but will they need an annual safety inspection once they're "rebuilt/restored" titles?
I've got $10 that says this is more due to troopers paying better attention than to any increase in the number of unsafe vehicles on the road.https://www.ksl.com/?sid=46264706&nid=148&title=safety-inspections-gone-but-cars-must-still-be-safe-uhp-warns
"troopers have already seen a spike in the number of vehicles on the road that a year ago would not have passed the state's safety inspection standards"
This has been my experience as well. In one instance, I took my (new to me) motorcycle in for it's first inspection and was told that the rear brakes were only going to last for 1 more riding season. I ordered a new set of shoes, and when I went to install them I found that the pad thickness on the existing shoes were indistinguishable from the new set in the box. LOLI've been amused over the years to see what inspection stations have written down as the amount of brake pad left and how often it is a number that is nowhere close to reality, meaning that I know they didn't look at the shoes/pads, let alone measure them.
Boy, did I call it. My mother’s lower ball joint failed today. The A-arm dropped down and punctured through her wheel busting it in multiple places, and locked it up from rolling. Her brake line got ripped off, and she lost brake pressure. The car came to a screeching stop on the side of the road.in the case of my mother or mother-in-law, who are both single women and are clueless as to vehicles, the only time either of them know something is wrong is when they fail a safety. Without annual checks, they may suffer negative affects. It would be nice if their oil shops stepped up and did some sort of inspection each time to help maintain their vehicles.. but that's not going to happen.
I totally understand that each driver should be responsible for regular checks on their vehicle.. but the reality is that it just won't happen.
That sucks, I'm glad she is alright.Boy, did I call it. My mother’s lower ball joint failed today. The A-arm dropped down and punctured through her wheel busting it in multiple places, and locked it up from rolling. Her brake line got ripped off, and she lost brake pressure. The car came to a screeching stop on the side of the road.
She had her emissions test done yesterday. A safety inspection would have caught it, and prevented a TON of damage. A decent shop could have caught it with a courtesy inspection.
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Yeah, that too.That sucks, I'm glad she is alright.
A quick check from her loving son in law would have found it too, and everyone can keep their personal liberty.
Speaking of which, recommend any places for tint? I want a tad darker on my ford, nothing obnoxious... but if it pleases the 'Crown' I'd like to limit the amount of sunrays that enter my vehicle.Ive noticed how much easier it is to licence my cars with dark window tint.
I use Red Rock Tint in St. George. Probably further than you wan to go, but he does great work and his prices are better than I have seen anywhere else. Make a trip to Sand Hollow to justify it.Speaking of which, recommend any places for tint? I want a tad darker on my ford, nothing obnoxious... but if it pleases the 'Crown' I'd like to limit the amount of sunrays that enter my vehicle.
Absolutely, I didn't mean to be rude at all, I have seen you take care of your family and your stuff. I love your flatbed.Yeah, that too.
I did point out that I strongly believe that we are all responsible for our own vehicles.
I just also knew it would be neglected.
Many shops do a free ‘road trip’ check. It would be pretty simple to have any car checked out. Lesson learned for her, and me.