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Texas Car & Truck Inspection FAQ

Texas car inspection FAQ


State Vehicle Inspection & Emissions Testing

With regular automobile inspections and periodic emissions checks, drivers can be informed about any problems with their vehicles. In case your car didn’t clear the inspection or the vehicle-emissions test, you will know it is ready for some prompt attention and potentially some repair work. Car owners need to proceed with the repair or service as soon as possible because it might endanger the reliability of the car and even cause significant fines or perhaps a disqualified registration. Therefore, it is highly advised to have your vehicle inspected by a skilled specialist at the very least every 6 months to avoid all these problems. Some frequently asked inquiries on car inspection are outlined below.


What is On-Board Diagnostics?

The OBD or On-Board Diagnostics, or OBD II is a standardized computer system carried out in all vehicles constructed in and after 1996. Basically, all the automobiles made in 1996 and after will have an OBD system in them, which supplies data reports on self-diagnosis of the car often utilized by automobile specialists before executing any vehicle repair services.


What Are The Most Common Causes Of a Failed Emissions Test?

A car emissions test can fail for lots of factors because of malfunctioning car components such as an injector, oxygen sensor, spark plugs or even an EVAP system. One of the more typical reasons is malfunctioning injectors. Either the injectors or a malfunctioning oxygen sensor can cause a “rich air-fuel mixture” resulting in an unsatisfactory emissions test result.

If your car has damaged spark plugs, there is a greater chance that it may be the cause of a boost in exhaust emissions. This, subsequently, can result in a failed vehicle-emissions examination.

Any type of trouble or shortages in the EVAP system or evaporative emission control system can cause a trouble in the handling of the gas vapor emitted from the automobile leading to atmospheric pollution.

If your automobile hasn’t undertaken regular maintenance and the “check engine” light is illuminated on the control panel, your car may fail the emissions test.


What Do They Check for in a Vehicle Inspection?

An authorized examiner conducts a vehicle evaluation at state-approved evaluation stations only. This is what they will check for:

  • Front lights: headlight inspection to ensure appropriate operation, no cracked lenses or lamps, lights are the proper color, are identical, and turn signals are operable.
  • Tail lights: Turn signals, marker lights, hazard lights, license plate lights, brake lights, reverse lights are operable, and no damaged taillights
  • Wheels and Tires: to check tire problems for any kind of signs of wear and tear and if there is a need for replacement
  • Mirrors: Ensure no mirrors are cracked, broken or missing
  • Seat belts: to evaluate seat belts’ condition and ensure they are safely operating or require replacing
  • Brakes: a comprehensive brake assessment to ensure proper brake action and if there are any kind of brake fluid leaks
  • Horn: ensure the horn is operative
  • Examination of suspension and shock absorbers

How Long Does A Safety Inspection Take?

Depending on the state, city, and region where the vehicle examinations are performed, the vehicle safety inspection duration may differ. Nevertheless, for most cars, this procedure normally takes an hour to 90 minutes.


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