How to Pre-Check Your Vehicle

Please check that the vehicle you will be using is ready for the road test. The passenger compartment, seat and floor space must be clean and free of any obstructions. Know where your vehicle documents are kept in the vehicle. After your documents are reviewed by your driver license examiner, they will be given back to you to place in your vehicle prior to the road test.

We have compiled the following checklist to help you pre-check your vehicle for the road test:
  1. Vehicle documents are in order (see “Class 3 Road Test Requirements”).
  2. Turn signals work properly
  3. Brake lamp lens are not cracked or broken
  4. Vehicle does not have any stickers on any of the windows
  5. Front and rear license plates are properly mounted on the vehicle
  6. All brake lamps are in proper working condition
  7. Vehicle’s horn is audible and in good working condition
  8. All lug nuts in place and tire tread depths are at least 2/32 of an inch
  9. Vehicle is free of any obnoxious odors and/or parasites
  10. Vehicle instrument panel gauges and warning indicators do not indicate low fuel, excessive engine temperature, low oil pressure, charge battery, etc.
  11. Driver and passenger seat belts are clean and in good working condition
  12. Door handles, windows, and door locks are in good working condition
  13. Windshield is not cracked or chipped
  14. Window Tinting:
    • Approved by an official safety inspection station and noted on the vehicle’s safety check inspection certificate
    • Tinted windows that appear too dark are subject to tint meter verification to ensure compliance prior to the road test
    • Front windshield shade tint must be above the AS-1 marker or no more than four (4) inches from the top center of the windshield if there is no AS-1 marker
  15. For Convertible and Jeep type vehicles: canopy top must be engaged in the closed and locked position covering the passenger compartment