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MA inspection — Acton area

Discussion in 'New England' started by intenost, Dec 8, 2019.

  1. intenost

    intenost Member

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    Anyone discover any good (or to be avoided) places to get my M3 inspected somewhere near Acton MA? Coming up on a year and my original inspection was at the place in Dedham near the store. Nice garage but a bit off the beaten path for me so looking to see if anyone would recommend a closer option.
    Thank you.
     
  2. DrDabbles

    DrDabbles Active Member

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    Any inspection station can perform an inspection on a Tesla. Call ahead to see if they've worked on one yet, and if they haven't print out the wheel nut torque specs and the jacking point page from the manual for them. Hand that paper to them, so they know the lug nuts take more torque, and that they can't lift by the battery.
     
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  3. eml2

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    I brought my 1 year old MX for an inspection at the Sunoco station at Drum Hill Road in Chelmsford in August. The guy said he had already done a few Tesla's. I was watching while he did the inspection. He didn't jack up the car. Just did the basic headlights/turn signals/seat belt test.
     
  4. DrDabbles

    DrDabbles Active Member

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    Do not return to that location ever again. Your brakes and tires require inspection. Especially because you use your brakes less frequently than a traditional ICE vehicle. This is dangerous. Low tread tires in New England will cause hydroplaning and you will crash into someone or something. If you live around there, there's a high chance you'll be on the road with me or someone I like. Please don't cheap out on a safety inspection.
     
  5. mswlogo

    mswlogo Well-Known Member

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    It's not a bad idea to have the jack pucks on hand for inspection or other emergency service.
    If they don't know what they are for or why they are needed I'd go else where.

    The place I went to on RT 9 in Shrewsbury was glad I had them and commented every one should have them like I did.
    Why they don't have them is another story.
     
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