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Truck inspection time will be here before you know it. Zip’s AW Direct is your one-stop shop to prepare your trucks for the California Vehicle Code Inspection. Whether you are looking to finish outfitting one truck or a whole fleet, Zip’s AW Direct has you covered with all the parts you need to stay compliant.

California Vehicle Code Requirements.
      Current Registration   4000 VC 
    Headlights   24400 VC 
   Beam Indicator   24408 VC 
    Taillamps   24600 VC   Shop Now 
    License Plate Lamp  24601 VC  Shop Now 
    Stop Lamps   24603 VC   Shop Now
    Rear Lamps w/Cord   24605 VC   Shop Now
    Backup Lamps (1969+)   24606 VC   Shop Now 
   Reflectors, Rear  24607  Shop Now
   Reflectors, Front and Side (1968+)  24608 VC  Shop Now
   Turn Signals  24951 VC  Shop Now
   Clearance Lamps (>80"W)   25100 VC  Shop Now
   Amber Warning Lights  25253 VC  Shop Now
   Warning Devices (Reflectors)   25300 VC  Shop Now
   Service Brakes  26311 VC
      Parking Brake   26451 VC   Shop Now
    Windshield   26700 VC 
   Windshield Wipers   26706 VC 
    Mirrors   26709 VC   Shop Now 
    Horn  27000 VC  Shop Now
    Exhaust System   27150 VC 
    Fuel Can   27155 VC   Shop Now 
    Tire Tread   24606 VC 
   Fenders/Mud Guards   27600 VC  Shop Now
   Broom  27700 VC  Shop Now
   Shovel  27700 VC  Shop Now
   Fire Extinguisher
 4B, C Rating
 27700 VC  Shop Now
   Safety Chains  29004 VC  Shop Now
   Signs  27907 VC  Shop Now


Service and other equipment.
   Flashlight  Shop Now
   Wrecking Bar (Large Pry Bar)  Shop Now
   Equivalent of Six 30-Minute Flares   Shop Now
      Trash Cans w/Absorbent   Shop Now 
    Shop Rags/Paper Towels   Shop Now
   Shop to Truck Communications (Not a CB radio)
    Fuel in Approved Containers
 (Classes A and B) 
 Shop Now 
    Booster Battery or Hot Box  Shop Now
   Hydraulic Jack  Shop Now
      Metric and Standard Lug Wrenches   Shop Now 
    Rubber Mallet/Hub Cap Tool   Shop Now
   Lockout Tools (Classes A and B)   Shop Now 
    Motorcycle Straps (Class A)   Shop Now 
    Sledgehammer  Shop Now
    Tool Kit   Shop Now 


Towing Equipment.
      Rating Plates   Shop Now
    Controls Labeled   Shop Now
   Wrecker Boom Assembly 
 Shop Now
    Wheel Lift Assembly
 Shop Now
    Mounting Bolts
    Winch:   Type:          
      Wrecker Controls
 Shop Now
    Throttle Control   Shop Now
   Hydraulic Rams, Hoses, Valves
    Cable Sheaves  Shop Now
    Recovery Chain  Shop Now


Wheel Lift.
      Pivot Pin   Shop Now 
    Wheel Tie Down Straps   Shop Now
   "L" Arms  Shop Now 

      Cradle/Straps   Shop Now
    Grid/Fork   Shop Now
   Claw 


Conventional.
      Tow Sling   Shop Now 
      Sling Pads   Shop Now


Car Carrier.
      Carrier Bed Frame   Shop Now
   Bed Hinges  Shop Now
   Slide Pads  Shop Now
      Bed Safety Lock   Shop Now 
   Loading Bridle  Shop Now


Vehicle Safety.
      Steering 
   Frame
      Suspension 
   Wheels


Tow Truck Equipment Specifications (By Class) Class A.
      Minimum 14,000 lbs. GVWR Chassis 
   4-Ton Recovery Equipment Rating
   One 4-Ton Snatch Block  Shop Now
   Tow Dolly  Shop Now
   Steering Wheel Securement Device  Shop Now
   Wheel Lift Safety Straps  Shop Now
   Tow Sling 3,000 lbs. (If equipped)  Shop Now
   Tow Chains 5/16" Alloy with J/T Hooks  Shop Now
      Safety Chains 5/16"
 Alloy or OEM Specifications 
 Shop Now
   4Wheel Lift Rating - Extended 3,000 lbs. 
   48"L x 4"W x 4"D & 60"L x 4"W x 4"D Wood Crossbeams
   100'L x 3/8" dia. Cable 6 x 19 Construction
 or OEM Specifications
 Shop Steel  Shop Fiber


Tow Truck Equipment Specifications (By Class) Class A Car Carrier One Vehicle.
      Minimum 14,000 lbs. GVWR Chassis 
   50'L x 3/8" dia. Cable 6 x 19 Construction
 or OEM Specifications
 Shop Steel  Shop Fiber
   J/T Hook Loading Bridle Chains  Shop Now
      4 Safety Chains 5/16" Alloy or OEM Specs.   Shop Now 
   48"L x 4"W x 4"D & 60"L x 4"W x 4"D Wood Crossbeams


Class A Car Carrier Two Vehicle.
      Minimum 16,001 lbs. GVWR Chassis
   J/T Hook Loading Bridle Chains  Shop Now
   50'L x 3/8" dia. Cable 6 x 19 Construction 
 or OEM Specifications
 Shop Steel  Shop Fiber
      4 Safety Chains 5/16" Alloy
 or OEM Specs. & 2 for Towed Vehicle 
 Shop Now 
   Steering Wheel Securement Device  Shop Now
   48"L x 4"W x 4"D & 60"L x 4"W x 4"D Wood Crossbeams


Class B.
      Minimum 19,501 lbs. GVWR Chassis 
   14-Ton Recovery Equipment Rating
   150'L x 7/16" dia. Cable 6 x 19 Construction 
 or OEM Specifications
 Shop Steel  Shop Fiber 
   Safety Chains 1/2" Alloy or OEM Specifications   Shop Now 
   Two 8-Ton Snatch Blocks  Shop Now
   Air Brakes or Hydraulic w/Air Hookup Package
   Air Hoses and Fittings  Shop Now
   Steering Wheel Securement Device  Shop Now
   Axle Covers/Caps  Shop Now
      Tow Sling 7,000 lbs. Rating (If Equipped) 
   48"L x 4"W x 4"D & 60"L x 4"W x 4"D Wood Crossbeams
   Tow Chains 1/2" Alloy or OEM Specifiations  Shop Now
   Wheel Lift Rating — Retracted 10,000 lbs. 
   Wheel Lift Rating — 85" Extension 8,000 lbs.
   Wheel Lift Safety Straps  Shop Now 
   Lift/Fork Adapters  Shop Now
   Safety Tie-Down Chains  Shop Now
   Aluminum Tow Angles  Shop Now
   Tow Bar 7,000 lbs. Rating  Shop Now


Class B Car Carrier One Vehicle.
      Minimum 19,501 lbs. GVWR Chassis 
   50'L x 3/8" dia. Cable 6 x 19 Construction
 or OEM Specifications
 Shop Steel  Shop Fiber
   J/T Hook Loading Bridle Chains  Shop Now
   Steering Wheel Securement Device   Shop Now 
      48"L x 4"W x 4"D & 60"L x 4"W x 4"D Wood Crossbeams 
   4 Safety Chains 5/16" Alloy
 or OEM Specs. & 2 for Towed Vehicle 
 Shop Now


Class C.
      Minimum 33,000 lbs. GVWR Chassis 
   25-Ton Recovery Equipment Rating
   200'L x 5/8" dia. Cable 6 x 19 Construction 
 or OEM Specifications
 Shop Steel   Shop Fiber 
   Safety Chains 5/8" Alloy or OEM Specification   Shop Now 
   Two 12-Ton Snatch Blocks  Shop Now
   Air Brakes w/Air Hookup Package
   Air Hoses and Fittings  Shop Now
   Steering Wheel Securement Device  Shop Now
   Axle Covers/Caps  Shop Now
   Tow Sling with 12,000 lbs. Rating (If Equipped) 
      Tow Chains 5/8" Alloy or OEM Specifiactions   Shop Now
   48"L x 4"W x 4"D & 60"L x 4"W x 4"D Wood Crossbeams Pintle Hook
   Under Lift Rating — Retracted 25,000 lbs.
   Under Lift Rating — 100" Extension 12,000 lbs. 
   Wheel Lift Safety Straps  Shop Now 
   Lift/Fork Adapters  Shop Now
   Aluminum Tow Angles  Shop Now
   Safety Tie-Down Chains  Shop Now
   Tow Bar 12,000 lbs. Rating  Shop Now


Class D.
      Minimum 50,000 lbs. GVWR Chassis 
   30-Ton Recovery Equipment Rating
   250'L x 3/4" dia. Cable 6 x 19 Construction 
 or OEM Specifications
 Shop Steel   Shop Fiber 
   Safety Chains 5/8" Alloy or OEM Specification   Shop Now 
   Two 12-Ton Snatch Blocks  Shop Now
   Air Brakes w/Air Hookup Package
   Air Hoses and Fittings  Shop Now
   Steering Wheel Securement Device  Shop Now
   Axle Covers/Caps  Shop Now
   Tow Sling with 20,000 lbs. Rating
      Tow Chains 5/8" Alloy or OEM Specifiactions   Shop Now
   48"L x 4"W x 4"D & 60"L x 4"W x 4"D Wood Crossbeams
   Pintle Hook  Shop Now
   Hydraulic or Mechanical Winch(es)  Shop Now
   Under Lift Rating — Retracted 32,000 lbs. 
   Under Lift Rating — 100" Extension 16,000 lbs. 
   Lift/Fork Adapters  Shop Now
   Aluminum Tow Angles  Shop Now
   Safety Tie-Down Chains  Shop Now
   Tow Bar 20,000 lbs. Rating  Shop Now



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