VEHICLE INSPECTION REQUIREMENTS

TLCA Vehicle Inspection Requirements

Vehicles registered for participation in a TLCA, or TLCA sanctioned, event are subject to a ‘Vehicle Inspection’. And though TLCA makes no representation as to the impact of such an inspection upon ‘safe’ participation in an event, failure to pass such an inspection will disqualify the vehicle from participating in the event.

All determinations pertaining to the ‘Vehicle Inspection’ shall be at the sole judgement of the event committee, and/or its designates, responsible for such inspections. If a vehicle fails to pass an inspection, correction of any deficiencies may be attempted and the vehicle reinspected … provided such correction and reinspection can be conducted without impact to event schedules.

MINIMUM VEHICLE REQUIREMENTS

The following are minimum vehicle requirements which, if not met, disqualify a vehicle from participating in an event:

  • Vehicle Registration: Must be current
  • Liability¬†Insurance Coverage: Must be current, and meet applicable governmental requirements.
  • Service Brakes: Must be able to stall engine when idling in 2nd gear (1st gear if 3 speed)
  • Parking Brake: Must be able to stall engine when idling in 3rd gear (2nd gear if 3 speed)
  • Brake Lights: Must be functioning properly
  • Tires: All tires, including spare, must have at least 2/32″ of tread. Spare tire must be fully inflated. Air down to a maximum of 15 psi prior to safety inspection
  • Roll Bar: Any open vehicle must have a roll bar firmly attached to the vehicle
  • Seat Belts: Required for driver and each passenger
  • Fire Extinguisher: Must show full charge on gauge and/or have seal intact
  • First Aid Kit: Recommended to be as complete as is reasonably possible
  • Antenna Length: Not longer than 54″, unless both ends are firmly attached to the vehicle

EVALUATED ITEMS

The following are evaluated items which, depending on severity and/or quantity of deficiencies, may disqualify a vehicle from participating in an event:

  • Headlights
  • Running Lights
  • Turn Signals
  • Windshield: No dangerous cracks
  • Wipers
  • Horn
  • Exhaust System: Must be intact. No open exhaust, excessive noise or excessive smoke
  • Steering: Check play in wheel, condition of column and mounting hardware, knuckle arms
  • Hoses & Lines: Water, gas, brake lines (Please do not bring a vehicle with excessive leaks to an event. Such leaks can be damaging to the environment.)
  • Vehicle Jack: Hi-Lift type recommended
  • Tow Strap, Tow Rope and/or Chain
  • Winch

ITEMS TO CONSIDER

The following are recommended items which TLCA encourages you to consider:

  • CB Radio
  • Tools
  • Fan Belt, Radiator Water, Battery Cables
  • Tire Gauge, Tire Pump, Tire Patch Kit
  • Rags, Hand Cleaner, Litter Bags
  • Axe, Shovel
  • Flashlight, Spare Batteries, Spare Vehicle Key

IMPORTANT NOTE: Merchandise orders placed after 1 pm Mountain Time on December 18 will not arrive before Christmas.