The Automotive Service Association (ASA) has released a YouTube video detailing the value Periodic Motor Vehicle Inspection (PMVI) programs provide in increasing vehicle safety. Tom Piippo, AMAM, ASA Mechanical Division Director and owner of Tri-County Motors in Rudyard, Mich., is interviewed by Tony Molla, ASA vice president of Industry Relations, and explains what PMVI programs are, what benefits they provide and why they’re needed more than ever.
The video uses photos from the Just Vehicle Inspections Facebook group, which were taken during routine digital vehicle inspections. The photos graphically demonstrate the safety issues caused by neglected vehicle maintenance.
“The safety issues discovered during the vehicle inspections show clearly why PMVI programs are necessary and how they can be effective in catching serious vehicle safety concerns before they result in a much more serious tragedy,” said Piippo. “The Car Care Council statistics included in the video also help to spotlight just how widespread neglected vehicle maintenance is and the fact that in 2017, 88 percent of the vehicles inspected at free Car Care Council check lanes across the nation had at least one maintenance issue that could pose a safety to risk to occupants of that vehicle and the vehicles around them on the highway.”
“The PMVI video was created to provide a tool for ASA members and others who wish to defend existing PMVI programs in their state, or are thinking about starting one,” said Molla. “It’s available free to the industry as a service of the ASA Mechanical Operations Committee to advance the knowledge and understanding of how PMVI programs can help increase consumer safety and prevent serious accidents by catching safety issues large and small.” The YouTube video can be viewed by clicking on the LINK.
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