Op/Ed

Letter to the editor: Car inspections should allow for more flexibility

I’m asking everyone to contact their area reps, senators, congressmen and women and anyone else who will listen. Below is page 50 from the D.M.V. manual, which tells anyone who drives an older car like me that you can’t get your car inspected again. At least let the inspector have a say if the car is safe or not, and if not, give the person a chance to get it done better.
William Chaffee
East Middlebury
Frame components
 
Reject Vehicle if:
 
1. Any area of the frame or cross members connecting the left side of the frame to the right side of the frame, cross members connecting to the inner rocker panels, engine mounts, or engine cradles exhibit corrosion which breaks the integrity of the metal by passing through a component, or causes cracks, causes breaks, or ay broken manufactured welds or is missing any section of an original manufactured component. Items such as duct tape, foam spray insulation, or other materials are not acceptable.
Note: No patches, welds or repairs of any kind to any portion of the above described frame and unibody areas are acceptable, unless the repair meets manufacturer recommendations, specifications or requirements.
 
Advise Customer if:
 
1. Any area if the frame component is deformed, kinked, bent, or is displaying moderate to severe corrosion. The Mechanic should recommend the customer have the component repaired or replaced.

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