Texas Car & Truck Inspection FAQ

Texas vehicle inspection FAQ


State Car & Truck Inspection & Emissions Testing

With normal automobile inspections and routine emissions checks, vehicle drivers can be familiarized with any issues with their cars. In case your vehicle failed to pass the inspection or the emissions test, you will know it requires some immediate attention and potentially some repair or service. Car owners need to schedule the repair or service ASAP because it might jeopardize the dependability of the car and even result in substantial fines or even an invalidated registration. For that reason, it is always advised to have your car checked by a skilled service technician a minimum of every 6 months to avoid all these inconveniences. Some frequently asked inquiries on automobile inspection are described here.


What is On-Board Diagnostics?

The OBD or On-Board Diagnostics, or OBD II is a standard computer system implemented in all cars built in and after 1996. Basically, all the automobiles made in 1996 and after will have an OBD system in them, which provides data records on self-diagnosis of the vehicle frequently utilized by automobile service technicians prior to carrying out any vehicle repair work.


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

A car emissions examination can fail for several factors because of malfunctioning vehicle components such as an injector, oxygen sensing unit, ignition system or perhaps an EVAP system. One of the most common causes is faulty injectors. Either the injectors or a malfunctioning oxygen sensor can cause a “abundant air-fuel combination” leading to a disappointing vehicle emissions test.

If your car has a worn-out ignition system, there is a higher chance that it might be the cause of a boost in exhaust emissions. This, consequently, can lead to a failed vehicle-emissions test.

Any problem or deficiencies in the EVAP system or evaporative emission control system can cause a problem in the handling of the gas vapor produced from the vehicle resulting in air pollution.

If your automobile hasn’t undertaken regular maintenance and the “check engine” light is brightened on the dashboard, your vehicle might fail the emissions test.


What Do They Check for in a Car Inspection?

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

  • Headlights: headlight inspection to make sure of correct operation, no cracked lenses or lamps, lights are the correct 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 broken taillights
  • Wheels and Tires: to examine tire conditions for any indicators of deterioration and if there is a requirement for replacement
  • Mirrors: Make sure no mirrors are broken, damaged or missing
  • Safety belt: to examine seat belts’ condition and make sure they are safely working or need a replacement
  • Brakes: a thorough brake examination to ensure proper brake response and if there are any type of brake fluid leaks
  • Horn: make sure the horn is working correctly
  • Assessment of suspension and shock absorbers

How Long Does A Safety Inspection Take?

Depending upon the state, city, and region where the car tests are performed, the automobile safety inspection period may differ. Nevertheless, for a majority of cars, this procedure normally takes an hour to 90 minutes.


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