A wake up call
November 5, 2018
I went in for a safety check of my Mazda 5. Boy, it was indeed a wake-up call. Greg Bergantinos took all of my documents. He noticed that my vehicle registration was expired. Right away he cautioned me that it will be a two step process to get my safety check. First he will issue a temporary safety check certificate which I would present to DMV to pay for the vehicle registration. After which, I will go back to him so he could then finiished the safety inspection and hopefully pass that he could issue the safety check sticker. I agreed with him. Then,he took my car key and I left to go to my work place. At noon time, he called me up and said that my window tint is too dark and I need to remove it. He suggested that I go and check with Special T Tinting by Ward Avenue. So, at noon time, I picked up my vehicle and took it to have my tint remove. Special T Tinting accommodated my request to finish it within an hour. Then I went back to see Greg. Greg noticed that the tint on the windshield was not removed. So, he called up Special T Tinting to remove it. So, I went back again. Special Tinting rushed it. I got it done in about 15 minutes. So, I went to see Greg again. This time he issued me my temporary safety check that I could use to pay for my vehicle registration. But just on my way out, Greg noticed that my license plate was altered. He said that I also need to get a new license plate. After all these, I said to myself I could have gone somewhere else and I may have gotten my safety check inspite of these discrepancies. But I realized Greg is doing his job to the best of his abilities. People like him are the ones that make a difference in this world that we live in. Not only does he abide with the standards but imposing those standard are paramount for everybody's safety. Way to go Greg! Now, i realized the importance of not having to lapse in paying my vehicle registration especially with an expired safety check. It is indeed a wake-up call. Greg surely got my attention.