The Department of Transportation (DOT) requires that all commercial motor vehicles (CMV) with a gross vehicle weight rating of more than 10,001 pounds undergo an inspection every year. A DOT inspection is conducted to make sure that all parts and accessories of the CMV are in good working order. This is separate from the periodic vehicle inspections that must be performed by the motor carrier.
Are you ready for a DOT inspection?
If your vehicle needs maintenance to meet the requirements to pass the exam, or even if you’ve failed a recent inspection, M&J Truck & Auto Repair provides affordable truck and heavy duty vehicle repairs to ensure your vehicle meets all requirements. Our ASE certified technicians know what to look for to insure that your vehicle is in tip-top condition for all DOT required inspection repairs.
It is important for you to know:
When you go to the DOT inspection, inspectors analyze 11 main items that need to be up to date. The following is a list of items typically inspected by the DOT.
The inspector will do a walk around your rig and underneath it to examine a variety of parts and accessories including:
- Coupling devices
- Brakes and brake lights
- Head lights and tail lights
- Exhaust system
- Fuel system
- Tires, wheels, rims and hubcaps
- Electrical cables and engine systems
- Windshield and wipers
The next inspection could include all of the above. At M&J Truck & Auto Repair we make sure that you can go to, or through, your next DOT inspection with absolute confidence. Because keeping you safe on the road is not just important to the DOT, it’s also important to all of us at the M&J Truck & Auto Repair family. Call Today 608.221.0526