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New inspection station will help get salvaged vehicles back on the streets
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Bradley Sullens, a state salvage inspector, is opening up a car safety inspection station in Gainesville. This business will provide a more convenient location for those with salvaged cars needing inspections. - photo by Scott Rogers

Those eager to get their salvaged vehicles back on the streets can now stop by Bradley’s Inspection Station.

Located on 2395 Monroe Drive in Gainesville, the business will open to the public on Friday, April 26.

Bradley Sullens, who co-owns the business with Xavier Diaz, said he noticed a strong need in Hall County for a place to receive an inspection on a salvaged vehicle. He said most people in Hall County drive to Atlanta or Athens to obtain the service.

“What’s neat about Gainesville is there’s a lot of rebuilders and car dealers on Atlanta Highway,” he said. “It’s a lot easier to come here and get your vehicle inspected than in Atlanta.”

For a salvage-titled vehicle to receive a rebuilt title in Georgia, people must become a licensed rebuilder and pass an inspection from the Department of Revenue’s approved private inspectors or stations.

When a car has been declared totaled by an insurance company, its clean title is then replaced with a salvage title. In order to drive the vehicle legally again it must then receive a rebuilt title.

Sullens is one of around 20 state-certified salvage inspectors in Georgia. For three years he has covered 50 counties offering this service.

The station will connect to Diaz’s other business, Xavier’s Mechanic and Towing.

Diaz said he has worked in the vehicle business for nearly 20 years and considers himself a long-time friend of Sullens.

“We make a good team,” he said.

Gainesville used to have a salvage inspection station until Nathan Deal, former Georgia governor, and his business partner, Ken Cronan, closed down Gainesville Salvage and Disposal in July 2013.

Bradley’s Inspection Station’s hours will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Bradley’s Inspection Station grand opening

What: Salvaged vehicle inspection service

When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, April 26

Where: 2395 Monroe Drive, Gainesville

Contact: 706-768-1918 or 770-297-9432