Texas State Inspections
You will have to pay the inspection fee irrespective of whether your car passes or fails the inspection. However, in case your car fails the inspection, you will have a 30-day window during which you can fix the issues and bring it back.
If you fail to present your car again during this period or the car fails the inspection again, you will have to make another payment for the inspection.
The amount you will be required to pay can vary due to various factors. The age of your vehicle, how many miles it has, the type of vehicle you own, the emission requirement of the vehicle, and even the county you’re in all play a role.
Additionally, different places have different policies about the mode of payment they accept. So you may want to look into it in advance.
What is the Inspector Looking At?
Now that you have all the paperwork out of the way let’s look at what is being inspected.
Following is a list of things the inspector will examine during the inspection.
Brakes system Tires
Exhaust emission system(in the case of gasoline cars)
Headlights Beam indicator
License plate lamp
Rear red light reflectors
Window tint Motor/Vehicle/Serial identification number
The entire process should take around 15 to 30 minutes.
Commons Reasons a Vehicle Fails the Inspection
It is recommended that you do your own pre-inspection before taking your car to the professionals to ensure that everything goes smoothly.
However, there are certain things that most people overlook during their pre-inspection and end up failing the inspection.
Here are some easily overlooked things you must pay attention to.
Damaged windshield wipers
Worn-out tires Damages or burned-out lights
Issues with service engine lights
Issue with the parking brakes
Most people end up looking at the more obvious issues with the car.
And while it is necessary to fix the bigger issues before taking your car for inspection, it is equally important to focus on the smaller issues if you want your car to pass the test.
So make sure that you do a thorough analysis of the car and fix any issues that you may notice. Or else you may have to take a second trip to pass the inspection.
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