Quote Originally Posted by rchiv View Post
If they have the one man system then when they jack the car the vibrations would show up defects in the steering and suspension. They have mirrors to check operation of all lights without moving from the drivers seat but of course have to use the machine to check aim etc of the headlights. He should have checked for play in wheel bearings and checked each wheel and tyres etc.Must admit though checking seat belts and fuel filler is a must. The time he takes in the office is to record his findings and this is more time consuming than before where he just wrote out the certificate and stamped it.

Yes, I have seen the one-man system and the whole car shakes about but this particular garage doesn't have that - he should have checked for any play or movement by using a bar under each wheel and turned the fronts from side to side . He even got someone else to stand behind to confirm the rear lights were okay!