The 2006 Ford truck failed inspection!! The rusty holes and wear and tear did it. In Pennsylvania all vehicles must be *inspected and get a new sticker every year. Ours was due during the month of April. The ball joints have already been replaced and it is now in the body shop. We have a small hole on both sides of the rear doors at the bottom. The inspection rule pertaining to this reads: "The floor pan is rusted through so as to cause hazard to occupants or to permit exhaust gases to enter passenger compartment." The estimated cost from the body shop (an long established local and very honest business) is $600.00.
*at an official PennDOT safety inspection station with certified inspectors.
Besides emission tests, the inspection usually includes head and tail lights, turn signals and warning lights, mirrors, windshield, seat belts, wiper blades and other safety equipment; tires, brakes, steering and suspension. We also have to bring our driver's license, vehicle registration card, and certificate of auto insurance.
I'm sure you have already guessed that the Mister has done everything conceivable to care for this truck with as good care and maintenance as he possibly could. Oh well, just another bump in the road. So here we sit until the phone rings.
This is what I like about photographs. They are proof, that once, even for just a few years, everything was perfect.