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TLC Auto & Truck Repair Service Center

230 NY-109, Farmingdale, NY 11735

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Monday - Friday

7:30AM–5:00PM

DOT Inspections

Serving Long Island since 1991. Give us a call we are happy to assist you.

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Davis Douglas

I have been going to TLC for over ten years & never had a bad experience. Pete and the rest of the staff have always been professional, courteous and thorough. Their work is superlative.

I highly recommend them.

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ABOUT DOT INSPECTIONS

What is a DOT inspection service?

A DOT inspection is an annual examination required by the Department of Transportation (DOT) to ensure that it is safe for your Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) driver to use the vehicle. These evaluations must be performed by a certified inspector.

 

DOT truck inspections have 6 levels, each of which covers a different area of the vehicle—and its driver:

 

  1. North American Standard – This involves verification of the driver’s work history, CDL, physical exam, substance use test, and any medical waivers. The inspector will also examine the vehicle’s restraints, lights, steering system, and fuel system. 
  2. Walk Around Driver/Vehicle Inspection – This is similar to Level 1, but excludes any step that requires the inspector to get underneath the vehicle.
  3. Driver-Only Inspection – This involves taking an in-depth look at the CMV driver’s credentials, work history, safety record, and health status. The inspector will also review the driver’s vehicle inspection reports.
  4. Special Inspection – These types of inspections are done on an as-needed basis to either confirm or invalidate a previously identified issue. 
  5. Vehicle-Only Inspection – This involves everything in Level I relating to the safety and performance of the vehicle, but does not need to be done with the driver present. 
  6. Enhanced NAS Inspection – This type of inspection is only used for certain radiological shipments as set forth by the DOTs title 49, section 173.403. You must complete this inspection before each trip.

TLCs Reputation

TLC Auto & Truck has been around since 1991, so we’ve had thirty years to build our reputation. Our customers love us because we’re experienced, quality oriented, honest, and reliable. You will too.

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Once your DOT inspection is complete, we make it easy for you to keep your fleet in top shape with these additional services:

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DIESEL REPAIR

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What Our Customers Are Saying

Nick Mak
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I travel alot for work and always come here for the trucks maintance ( with over 300k miles it needs alot) I even bring my personal pick up ( even though dealer offers cheaper oil changes) not only do they do what they are suppose to but they go above by checking on the rest of the vehicle. A+ service. I never rate 5 stars but they well deserve it. Good job guys
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What can I say.. these guys are the best in the diesel truck repair business that I've found. I own several Ram Diesel Tow Trucks and they have kept us running without fail and for a very fair price. Thanks guys, you'll always be my 'go-to' for my trucks!
Maria Harding
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Awesome place got my horse trailer inspected and the men there helped me out so much with information definitely will send all my people there for service
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I was travelling and had a problem with the generator on my RV. Matt and the service techs at TLC got me in the day after I called and got it repaired in two hours, at a very fair cost. I stumbled into TLC after RV service outfits told me it would be a week to ten weeks before they could even look at my problem. I can't say enough about how well they took care of me.
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Have been coming here for a few years now. Have never had a bad experience. Tried setting things up via facebook messenger this last time and everything went great. Was super easy. Really excellent service and great work.
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OVER 30 YEARS OF QUALITY SERVICE

Give us a call, we are happy to assist you.

WHY CHOOSE US

fleet repair maintenance

FLEET
MAINTENANCE

We are well-equipped for fleet repair and maintenance. We currently work with fleet management companies: Element, ARI, LeasePlan, Ge Capital.

Free pick up and drop off

FREE PICK-UP & DROP-OFF*

No second vehicle? No worries. we’ve got your back, we’ll pick you up and drop you off for free!

*within 10 miles

30 years of experience

30+ YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

We’ve been reliably repairing cars, trucks, trailers, and RV’s for almost 30 years.

we repair everything

WE REPAIR EVERYTHING

There are no gimmicks here. We tell you what needs to be fixed and get the job done.

genuine service

GENUINE
SERVICE

Authenticity is our brand. Bringing you complete and genuine service with a smile.

guaranteed repairs

24 MONTHS & 24K MILES

Guaranteed (most) repairs for 24 months or 24K miles, giving you peace of mind.

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DO YOU NEED A DOT INSPECTION?

If your company utilizes one or more CMVs weighing over 10,001 lbs, the DOT will require an annual inspection to ensure that your vehicle(s) is in good working order. These inspections are separate from the ones done by the motor carrier.

 

Annual inspections include Levels I, II, III, and V. You may also need additional inspections (Levels IV or VI), if:

WHY IS A DOT INSPECTION IMPORTANT?

A DOT inspection helps to ensure the safety of the driver and other drivers on the road by evaluating the performance and status of both the Commercial Motor Vehicle driver and the vehicle itself. If you do not abide by Department of Transportation inspection requirements, you will not be legally permitted to continue using the Commercial Motor Vehicle.

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THE BENEFITS OF A DOT INSPECTION

REDUCED COST

DOT and other important safety inspections can help you identify smaller issues with the vehicle before they escalate and/or cause more problems, reducing the potential overall cost to repair the vehicle.

SAFER WORKSPACE

Regular DOT inspections can help reduce the risk to your drivers and others on the road by preventing hazardous breakdowns, harmful emissions, and more.

BETTER COMPLIANCE

Commercial vehicles and their drivers are required by the Department of Transportation to be regularly assessed. Complying with this requirement (and making any necessary repairs or adjustments) will help keep your business in good standing and allow you to keep working without costly delays.

PREPARE FOR DOT INSPECTIONS

Whether your DOT inspection is a surprise or on-schedule, keep your drivers prepared with the following tips:

Keep the vehicle clean and in good working order with preventative maintenance, regular internal inspections, and organized documentation.

Make sure that the company name and/or USDOT number are printed clearly on the truck. This will help prevent unnecessary delays as officials attempt to verify your vehicles.

Take time to understand procedures and requirements for all shipments.

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NEED A REPAIR?

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Time to give your vehicle some TLC

Did your recent DOT inspection reveal a problem with one or more of your vehicles? TLC Auto & Truck Repair Service Center is available to you! We are a family-owned shop that has been in operation since 1991—ready to provide excellent service, every time.

 

Stop in today at 230 NY-109 in Farmingdale, NY or call us at (631) 201-5755 to speak to a technician.

HONEST & RELIABLE REPAIRS

Don’t compromise on safety for yourself or others on the road. Drop by our shop, schedule an online appointment today or give us a call

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How much does a DOT inspection cost?

The cost varies based on the area, level of inspection, and other factors, but usually falls between $75 and $125.

How long does it take to do a DOT inspection?

A Level I DOT inspection takes about 45-60 minutes. A Level II Dot inspection takes about 30 minutes. A Level III DOT inspection takes about 15 minutes. A Level V DOT inspection takes about 45 minutes. A Level VI DOT inspection takes up to 6 minutes. The amount of time for a Level IV DOT inspection varies depending on the issue to be verified/nullified. 

What are the DOT inspection requirements?

To complete a DOT inspection, you will be asked to provide certain paperwork to validate criteria, based on the type of inspection you are getting. Be sure to keep credentials and paperwork organized and on-hand!

How do I prevent issues with DOT inspections?

To prevent issues with DOT inspections, be sure to comply with Department of Transportation regulations, keep paperwork organized, and maintain regular maintenance on every vehicle. You should also require your drivers to provide proof of licensing and any continuing education or assessment requirements.

How do I prevent issues with DOT inspections?

If you’re in the New York area, we’d be happy to help! We’ve been serving Long Island since 1991 and have certified DOT inspectors on staff. If you’re not in the area, reach out to us anyway; we’ll try to recommend a local auto service center, based on our experience. 

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