Inanimate objects can’t ask for help, so take the time to remember your car, truck or SUV now, perhaps as a New Year’s Resolution. This way you can remedy any problems before state inspection and emission checks highlight them. Make an appointment with the experienced staff at our service center in Bucks County to make sure that your vehicle is ready for 2014. Consider all of the different elements of Pennsylvania’s vehicle inspection.
State DMV Vehicle Checklist
Unlike neighboring states, Pennsylvania has an extensive list of systems on vehicles that station personnel must check prior to approving the car or SUV for further use. A brief summary of areas that mechanics check include:
* Chassis, suspension, tires and wheels, and braking
* lighting, electrical systems, and the speedometer and odometer
* mirrors, windshield wipers and washers
* Horns and warning devices
If it seems like a lot, that’s because it is. Pennsylvania Department of Motor Vehicle Regulations cover nearly the same amount of details that a dealership would prior to certifying a preowned car or truck. This is particularly significant for owners who have put their vehicles through the wringer with the temperature swings this winter, and those who may have let small details go because they did not have the time or energy to get their car serviced on a regular basis.
Going to a qualified service center in Doylestown ensures that cars are serviced according to manufacturer-set intervals, and also that systems are ready for inspection. Employees at some service centers, such as Suburban Autoworks, also handle state inspections and therefore know what standards your vehicle must meet to be approved for another year on the road.
Weather and Family Concerns with Vehicle Safety
Getting emissions checks and passing inspection can certainly be nerve-wracking because of all the different areas of a car that mechanics must review. However, the winter weather is not going away for Bucks County any time soon. As highs swing between the low 50s and below freezing, that puts a significant strain on a vehicle, including the battery, starter and alternator that all ensure that the electrical system and electronics are in working order. It is important to have these checked on a regular basis to avoid the possibility of being stranded.
Just as important are the brakes, wheels and suspension components. Road salt is a lifesaver for traveling during inclement weather and avoiding poor conditions, including black ice. However, it can seem like it erodes metal components almost as easily as it breaks down snow and ice. During the colder months, components are under stress, not just from low temperatures, but also from sand and salt that can corrode metal and wear down plastic and rubber. A full inspection from a quality service center in Doylestown can help identify any of these problems before they cause problems on the road.
Why Choose Suburban Autoworks
Car owners in Bucks County have a variety of options for their vehicle service needs. The choice should revolve around quality of service, emphasis on customer satisfaction and experience in working on a variety of makes and models. Suburban Autoworks is a certified Pennsylvania inspection center, so our mechanics know exactly what systems they would check as part of the mandated checklist. This means that they won’t miss key issues that can keep your car, truck or SUV off the road until the defect is fixed.
Just as important, working with the team at Suburban Autoworks ensures that your vehicle will be in capable hands. Our staff has nationally renowned certifications from Honda, Acura and Volvo as well as mechanics who have worked on all of the major domestic and international makes and models. Contact us at 215-345-5211 or visit our scheduling page for an appointment. Whether you need to get repairs after a collision or schedule maintenance or an inspection, we’re happy to take care of you and your vehicle.