Brakes are the most important safety feature of a vehicle and must be in proper working condition in order to ensure the safety of drivers and passengers. During an inspection, brakes must be tested for a proper response, which includes checking for any excessive wear on brake pads and rotors. Additionally, brake lines should also be checked for leakage and corrosion.
A horn must be present and in working condition in order for the vehicle to pass a Missouri safety inspection. The horn should be loud enough that it can be heard from at least 200 feet away when pressed.
3. Windshield Wipers
Windshield wipers must also be checked during an inspection to make sure they are in good working condition with no damage or cracks, as this is essential for safe driving in inclement weather conditions such as rain or snow.
4. Turn Signals/Headlamps
Turn signals and headlamps must both be operational for a vehicle to pass a Missouri safety inspection, so these components should be tested for proper functioning. Additionally, the lenses should be free of any cracks or damage.
All vehicles operating in Missouri must have at least one side mirror and one rearview mirror in order to pass a safety inspection. These mirrors should be checked for condition and adjusted if necessary.
6. Tires and Wheels
The tires on a vehicle must be inspected to ensure they are inflated to the proper pressure, with no signs of excessive wear or balding spots. Additionally, the wheels must also be checked for any potential signs of damage or corrosion that could affect their ability to properly handle the road.
7. Steering and Suspension System
The steering system must be checked during an inspection to make sure it is properly aligned and functioning, with no signs of excessive wear or damage. Additionally, suspension components such as shock absorbers should be checked for proper operation.
The seat belts in a vehicle must be in good working condition and free of any fraying or other wear that could impede their ability to keep passengers safe during an accident. Seatbelt locks should also be tested for proper function.
9. Exhaust System
The exhaust system must be inspected for any potential leaks that could cause harmful fumes to enter the interior of the vehicle and put occupants at risk. Additionally, the catalytic converter should also be checked for proper operation.
10. Windshield and Windows
Any cracks or damage to the windshield or windows must be repaired prior to a vehicle passing a Missouri safety inspection. These components should also be checked for any signs of excessive wear that could impair visibility
11. Airbag System
The airbags in a vehicle must be inspected to make sure they are present and in working condition, as these are essential for ensuring safe protection in the event of an accident.
12. Lights (Headlights, Tail lights, Turn Signals)
All exterior lighting systems such as headlights, tail lights, and turn signals must be tested during an inspection to make sure they are properly functioning with no signs of damage or corrosion. Bulbs should also be replaced if necessary.
13. Emergency Brake
The emergency brake system must be tested during an inspection to make sure that it is properly functioning. This includes checking for any signs of wear or damage on the cable and ensuring the brakes are able to hold the vehicle in place when engaged.
14. Fuel System
The fuel system must also be inspected for any potential leaks that could put occupants at risk and result in a failing grade on the safety inspection. Additionally, fuel lines should also be checked for corrosion as this can cause potential malfunction.
15. Battery and Charging Systems
The battery should be checked to make sure that it is properly secured and has adequate charge. Additionally, the charging systems of the vehicle should also be inspected to ensure they are operating correctly with no signs of wear or corrosion.