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Texas Car & Truck Inspection FAQ


Texas vehicle inspection FAQ


State Vehicle Inspection & Emissions Testing

With normal car inspections and routine emissions checks, vehicle drivers can be made aware of any problems with their cars. In case your car fails the inspection or the vehicle-emissions test, you will definitely know it needs some prompt attention and possibly some repair work. Car owners need to proceed with the repair or service as soon as possible because it might jeopardize the reliability of the car and also lead to hefty penalties or perhaps a disqualified registration. For that reason, it is always recommended to have your vehicle examined by a qualified technician at least every six months to avoid all these troubles. Some frequently asked questions on automobile inspection are described here.


What is On-Board Diagnostics or OBD?

The OBD or On-Board Diagnostics, or OBD II is a standardized computer system executed in all automobiles created in and after 1996. In short, all the cars made in 1996 and after will have an OBD system in them, which provides data reports on self-diagnosis of the car often utilized by automobile specialists before executing any vehicle repair work.


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

A car emissions test can fail for lots of reasons due to malfunctioning car components such as an injector, oxygen sensing unit, spark plugs or even an EVAP system. One of the most typical causes is faulty injectors. Either the injectors or a malfunctioning oxygen sensing unit can trigger a “abundant air-fuel mix” bring about an unsatisfactory emissions test result.

If your automobile has damaged ignition system, there is a higher chance that it might be the source of an increase in exhaust emissions. This, subsequently, can result in a failed vehicle-emissions test.

Any kind of problem or shortages in the EVAP system or evaporative emission control system can cause an issue in the handling of the gas vapor discharged from the car leading to atmospheric pollution.

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


What Do They Check for in a Car Inspection?

An accredited assessor carries out an automobile examination at state-approved assessment stations only. This is what they will check for:

  • Front lights: headlamps evaluation to ensure proper operation, no cracked lenses or lamps, lights are the correct color, are the same, 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 conditions for any type of indicators of deterioration and if there is a requirement for replacement
  • Mirrors: Make sure no mirrors are cracked, damaged or missing
  • Safety belt: to examine safety belt condition and make sure they are securely operating or need a replacement
  • Brakes: a thorough brake inspection to ensure proper brake response and if there is any brake fluid leaks
  • Horn: make sure the horn is working correctly
  • Assessment of suspension and shock absorbers

How Long Does It Take To Get A Safety Inspection?

Based on the state, city, and area where the car tests are performed, the vehicle safety inspection duration may differ. Nevertheless, for most vehicles, this process usually takes one hour to 90 minutes.


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