Define "meaningful inspection". This is what I can tell you was routine in the shops I ran. Lets give an example vehicle...a 2000 Honda Civic. We had one guy in the pit, one guy under the hood, one guy greeting the customer, one guy vacuuming the front floors, checking tires and cleaning the windshield and one guy at the cash register. So a total of 5 people per vehicle. On that 2000 Honda Civic, we could have the car's oil and filter changed, air filter checked, all vital fluids checked, tires checked and all the complimentary services complete and the hood shut...in roughly 3 1/2 minutes. We performed the very service we advertised to do. If saw any fluid leaks, we brought it to the customer's attention and noted it in our computer as well as the customer's invoice. Uneven tire wear? Noted. Anything else unusual or out of place? Noted. We DID NOT do or advertise any repairs. The other extra services that were offered were transmission fluid exchanges, differential/gearbox fluid exchanges, coolant exchanges, air filters, light bulbs, wiper blades, emissions and rain repellent on windshields. $25/hr employees? The Manager didn't even make that much.