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Inspection Station Requirements

WEST VIRGINIA STATE POLICE
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR INSPECTION STATION

 


1. Must be a garage that offers to the public general automotive repair on those items covered by the inspection procedure.

Space - Minimum Requirements

1. One car inspection station - 12' x 25' - 300 square feet with approved headlight tester or approved screen.

One car inspection station - 12' x 45' - 540 square feet with approved headlight tester or approved screen with output meter.

2. Two car inspection 24' x 25' - 480 square feet with approved headlight tester.

Two car inspection station - 24' x 45' - 1,080 square feet with approved headlight tester or approved screen with output meter.

3. Three car inspection station - 36' x 25' - 900 square feet with approved headlight tester.

Three car inspection - 36' x 45' - 1,620 square feet with approved headlight tester or approved screen with output meter.

4. Inspection lane must be level concrete floor space exclusive of grease pit, wash pit or other obstructions. (This space will be kept open and available for inspections.) Wooden floors are not permitted.

5. In addition to designated inspection lane or lanes, an additional 12' x 25' space must be available for maintenance and repairs.

6. Entrance - free access to streets or highways. Door height must be a minimum of eight (8) feet and must be at least eight (8) feet wide.

7. All stations licensed after January 1, 1985, must be equipped with rest room facilities that are heated and approved for public use.

8. All stations licensed after January 1, 1985, must have a working telephone.

Personnel

1. Inspections stations will be required to have at least one qualified inspector mechanic for each operated inspection lane.

2. Inspections will be made only by the designated licensed inspector mechanics.

Equipment and Tools

1. Following is a list of the minimum tools and equipment which must be available at the Official Inspection Station for use by the Official Inspector Mechanic:

1. Work Bench
2. Wheel Puller
3. Floor Jacks
4. Vise
5. Portable Lights
6. Bench Grinder
7. Socket Wrench Set
8. Pipe Wrenches
9. Toe in Gauge
10. Soldering Iron
11. Light Bulbs - Assorted Types
12. Tread Depth Gauge
13. Insulated Wire, Assorted Sizes
14. Windshield Wipers, Blade and Arms Assortment
15. Measuring Tape and Rule
16. Approved Light Testing Device:
A. Measuring Aimer 7/8" Output Meter
B. Aiming Screen 7/8" Output Meter
C. Photoelectric Aimer (Output Meter Incorporated)
17. Instrument Adequate in Measuring Ball Joint Tolerance
18. Punch (1/4") for Inspection Stickers and Scraper for Removing Sticker
19. Micrometer, 1/64" Scale
20. Approved Window Tint Meter

2. All tools and equipment must be kept in good operating condition at all times.

NOTE:

If garage does not meet minimum requirements at time of investigation, application will not be considered for appointment as an official inspection station.

Minimum Requirements For Inspection Stations of Motorcycles Only

1. Must be an established garage. Will be required to meet the minimum requirements.

Space - Minimum Requirements

1. Two lanes 12' x 10' with approved head light tester - 240 square feet one lane.

2. Door length 7' x 8'.

Equipment and Tools

1. Following is a list of the minimum tools and equipment which must be available at the Official Inspection Station for use by the Official Inspector Mechanic:

1. Work Bench
2. Wheel Puller
3. Floor Jacks
4. Vise
5. Portable Lights
6. Bench Grinder
7. Socket Wrench Set
8. Pipe Wrenches
9. Soldering Iron
10. Complete Set of Mechanic Hand Tools
11. Light Bulbs - Assorted Types
12. Tread Depth Gauge
13. Insulated Wire - Assorted Sizes
14. Reflex Reflectors
15. Tail Light Lens - Assorted Makes
16. Mirrors
17. Measuring Tape or Rule
18. Approved light testing device:
A. Measuring Aimer 7/8" Output Meter
B. Aiming Screen 7/8" Output Meter
C. Photoelectric Aimer (Output Meter Incorporated)
19. Punch
20. Micrometer, 1/64" Scale

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