How serious the technical checks on the cars in circulation? The doubts, even among our readers, are frequent: li fughiamo on Quattroruote of July, after having procured four cars (Alfa Romeo 159 SW, Fiat 500, Mazda3 and Mazda5) that had to be revised during the period of the lockdown. With these cars, we visited six garages in the provinces of Milan, Pavia, Cremona and Piacenza: first to submit to the test, however, we have cause, in our testing Centre, some of the defects which, on paper, they would have had to determine the rejection of the car during the test. Some examples of that? Lights and direction indicators not working, headlights poorly adjusted to cause glare to other drivers, the handbrake is inefficient, the flat tyres on one side only and, even, a muffler with a hole. It is not difficult to imagine how often things have gone: six workshops visited, only two have rejected our car battered, finding unacceptable the failure of the hand brake. But it was enough to move a little bit to find the technical much less severe: to the point that, in the end, all four of our car battered they got the coupon to be affixed to the booklet that attests to the result to adjust the test.
Source: Quattroruote.en – Edited by Anthon K.