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Old 04-21-2012, 03:48 PM   #1
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Virginia has a annual state inspection and it was time to take the wife's ride in for it's new sticker. Took it to a local garage with a good name Thursday and it failed because of worn brakes. Ok, I told the owner I would bring it back the following week to have it re-inspected, not a problem. Stopped at the parts store and to my surprise they had the pads I needed. This morning when I went to take the wheels off I found the left front lugs loose, I removed them with my fingers, found another on the left rear. After removing the front and starting to remove the rear he decided it wouldn't pass and told me it failed and apparently never retighten the lugs. I did feel a slight viberation but put it to my imagination. All I can say is to double check anything anyone does for you. This was plain carelessness and I will tell him about it when I go back for the re-inspection.

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Old 04-21-2012, 03:48 PM   #2
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Virginia has a annual state inspection and it was time to take the wife's ride in for it's new sticker. Took it to a local garage with a good name Thursday and it failed because of worn brakes. Ok, I told the owner I would bring it back the following week to have it re-inspected, not a problem. Stopped at the parts store and to my surprise they had the pads I needed. This morning when I went to take the wheels off I found the left front lugs loose, I removed them with my fingers, found another on the left rear. After removing the front and starting to remove the rear he decided it wouldn't pass and told me it failed and apparently never retighten the lugs. I did feel a slight viberation but put it to my imagination. All I can say is to double check anything anyone does for you. This was plain carelessness and I will tell him about it when I go back for the re-inspection.
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Old 04-21-2012, 04:23 PM   #3
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You were lucky! It could've been worse for sure...
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Old 04-21-2012, 04:43 PM   #4
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Glad Florida ended that nonsense a long time ago. It's so bogus anyway. Also glad it didn't become a disaster for you.
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Old 04-21-2012, 05:01 PM   #5
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I sometimes let my guard down when I get stateside mostly because I expect people here to hold themselves to a higher standard. I guess i need to tighten up and not be so trusting. Times have changed...
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Old 04-21-2012, 05:05 PM   #6
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I will tell him about it when I go back for the re-inspection.
I would have been on the phone immediately. That guy doesn't need to be doing inspections if he is that careless.
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Old 04-21-2012, 08:31 PM   #7
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Sunday afternoon 3.30pm. the sun is shining and have just baked some delicious bread. it never lasts long around here when its soaked in good old Kiwi butter.

Here we have whats called a "Warrant of Fitness." Has to be issued every 6 months. Covers brakes, tyres, wheel bearings, steering, suspension, lights, seatbelts, cracks in windscreen etc. Costs an average of $60 for inspection and no vehicle can be registered unless it has a WOF.

Its a costly hassle for blokes with classic cars which may only do a couple of hundred miles a year.

Only garages which have been duly authorised can issue said sticker which must be stuck to the inside right hand top corner of the windscreen. The Rego sticker is stuck inside on the bottom left hand corner. A place for everything. Insurance is not a mandatory requirement.
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Old 04-22-2012, 05:40 AM   #8
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Wow! Glad you caught it before something bad happened.
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Amen, bother!
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Old 04-22-2012, 06:58 AM   #9
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I don't drive her car unless I have something specific to do with it so when I got home from the garage I didn't touch it until I pulled the wheels Saturday and they were closed over the weekend, We will talk tomorrow....
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