Garage fails to maintain its innocence

A garage in Minhang District has been ordered to suspend operation for a month for issuing 468 fake maintenance certificates.

A garage in Minhang District has been ordered suspended for a month for issuing 468 fake maintenance certificates to cars it had never seen.

Shanghai Transport Commission inspected Feiyang garage on May 15. The garage is certificated to do complete maintenance for cars, including engine and chassis checks and repairs.

Officers went through the garage’s log and found it had maintained 468 wagon cars this year, but according to the space that the garage operates in, the figure seemed abnormally high.

The garage is so small a van cannot even drive in, nor did it have any lifting devices.

Further investigation showed none of the 468 recorded events occurred at all. The garage simply signed certificates for the cars without even seeing them.

Shan, the owner of the garage, admitted he charged 600 yuan (US$87) for each of the certificate.

The garage was ordered to suspend for a month according to road transport regulations. If the garage resumes operations during the suspension period, from June 4 to July 3, or repeats the same offense in future, its maintenance certificate will be revoked, the law enforcement officers said.

All cars “maintained” by Feiyang are asked to undergo proper maintenance as soon as possible.

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