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What is the most important reason for doing a vehicle inspection?
Federal and state inspectors may inspect your vehicle and judge if it is safe or not.
What things should you check during a trip?
Watch gauges for signs of trouble.
Use your senses to check for problems.
Check critical items when you stop:
-Lights and reflectors.
-Brake and electrical connections to
-Trailer coupling devices.
-Cargo securement devices
Name some key steering system parts.
-steering arms
-steering gear box
-pitman arm
-drag link
-steering ring knuckle
Name some suspension system defects.
-movement of spring hangers.
-cracked or broken spring hangers.
-missing or broken leaf springs,if 1/4 or more are missing it's out of service.
-leaking shock absorbers.
-torque rod or arm, u-bolts, spring hangers, or other axle positioning parts that are cracked, damaged or missing.
-air suspension systems that are damaged and/or leaking.
-any loose,cracked,broken or missing frame members.
What 3 kinds of emergency equipment must you have?
-fire extinguishers.
-spare electrical fuses.
-warning devices for parked vehicles such as 3 reflective warning triangles.
What is the minimum tread depth for front tires?
4/32 in every major groove
What is the minimum tread depth for other tires?