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67 Pa. Code § 175.26. Tools and equipment.

§ 175.26. Tools and equipment.

 (a)  General requirements. An inspection station shall have tools and equipment in good operating condition sufficient to inspect each type of vehicle to be inspected, including the following:

   (1)  Hammers—a ball-peen hammer, one plastic or brass hammer and one rubber hammer.

   (2)  A workbench.

   (3)  A portable light.

   (4)  Socket sets.

   (5)  Assorted open end and box end wrenches.

   (6)  Torque wrenches—foot-pound and inch-pound.

   (7)  Screw drivers—assorted.

   (8)  Pliers—assorted.

   (9)  Test light—continuity tester.

   (10)  Floor stands: four.

   (11)  Floor jack or hoist—wheels shall spin freely.

   (12)  Tire pressure gauge.

   (13)  Brake drum gauges.

   (14)  Micrometer gauges or thickness gauges, with measurements in 1/1000 inch, capable of measuring both the range of rotor thickness and the depth of the scores.

   (15)  A ball joint gauge—not required for recreation, utility and motorcycle stations.

   (16)  A tread depth gauge capable of indicating amount of usable tire tread in increments of 1/32 inch.

   (17)  A brake-lining gauge capable of indicating the amount of usable lining on both riveted and bonded lining in increments of 1/32 inch.

   (18)  An approved headlight testing device—SAE approved No. J600a for photo-electric type and J602c for mechanic aimers. Not required for recreational and utility trailer stations.

   (19)  A paper punch with a minimum diameter or width of 1/4 inch and a maximum diameter or width of 3/8 inch.

 (b)  Discontinued testers. An inspection station equipped with discontinued testers may continue to use them as long as they are in good working order and capable of testing all types of headlights.


   The provisions of this §  175.26 amended under the Vehicle Code, 75 Pa.C.S. § §  4103, 4521, 4524 and 6103.


   The provisions of this §  175.26 adopted December 2, 1977, effective February 1, 1978, 7 Pa.B. 3499; amended July 14, 1978, effective August 1, 1978, 8 Pa.B. 2006; amended July 9, 1982, effective July 10, 1982, 12 Pa.B. 2181; amended October 29, 1982, effective October 30, 1982, 12 Pa.B. 3859; readopted December 2, 1988, effective December 3, 1988, 18 Pa.B. 5362; amended September 27, 1996, effective September 28, 1996, 26 Pa.B. 4640. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (132838) to (132839).

Cross References

   This section cited in 67 Pa. Code §  175.32 (relating to recreational and utility trailer inspection stations); 67 Pa. Code §  175.33 (relating to motorcycle inspection stations); and 67 Pa. Code §  175.35 (relating to enhanced vehicle safety inspection stations).

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