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Texas State Car Inspections & Emissions Test

  Being an Official Texas State Car Inspections Station, our mission is to ensure that your vehicle meets the annual state testing requirements as well as being safe for you and your family to drive. We perform a comprehensive safety inspection on every car inspection we do, as well as any required emissions testing for your particular vehicle model, make, and year. 

If no emissions testing is required, you must still pass the state’s annual safety test to renew your registration. This is what gives you peace of mind that your vehicle is safe.

Book your appointment for a Texas state inspection now.

Requirements of a Texas State Car Inspections

During a vehicle inspection and emissions test, the Department of Public Safety of the State of Texas mandates that certain items be inspected and verified. Additionally, they issue inspector credentials, a fact that Central Texas Auto Care takes pride in maintaining. Annual inspections are a bit like physicals at your doctor’s office where various major components are inspected to ensure they are all in working order. 

Texan regulations require that our qualified technicians adhere to a strict checklist of required items. To renew your vehicle’s registration, you will need to provide proof that your vehicle’s annual safety inspection was passed. Testing requirements vary depending on the type and year of the vehicle.

According to the Texas vehicle emissions inspection and maintenance program, only designated emissions counties are subject to emissions testing. Unless your vehicle has passed the annual emissions inspections or otherwise complied with the inspection program’s requirements, you will not be able to renew your vehicle’s annual registration.

What to Expect During a Texas State Car Inspections 

During an inspection for your Texas vehicle, our ASE-certified technicians are able to spot any issues and inform you of minor issues before they grow into major problems. 

We ensure your vehicle is in compliance with state laws during your vehicle inspection, which means our testing experts will follow the state requirements exactly. Our technicians will check the following components:

  • Horn
  • Windshield wipers
  • Mirrors
  • Steering wheel
  • Seat belts
  • Brake system and parking brake (starting with vehicles made in 1960 to present)
  • Tires and wheel assembly
  • Exhaust emission system (starting with vehicles made in 1968 to present)
  • Beam indicator (starting with vehicles made in 1948 to present)
  • Taillights x 2 or x 1 (for vehicles 1959 or earlier)
  • Stoplights x 3 (1986 and newer), x 2 (1960-1985), or x 1 (1959 or earlier)
  • License plate light
  • Rear red reflectors x 2
  • Turn signals (starting with 1960 models to present)
  • Headlamps x 2
  • Motor, serial, and/or VIN 
  • Gas caps (vehicles 2 – 24 model years old)
  • Window tint

To ensure compliance with each of these activities, specific procedures must be followed. You should only trust your vehicle with an Official State Vehicle Inspection Station like Central Texas Auto Care for Texas car inspections.

Schedule your Texas State Inspection today

ASE-certified professionals can quickly take your car through a state inspection, repair any necessary damage, and issue a pass inspection so you will be in compliance and able to renew your registration. You can schedule your inspection online and come when it’s time for your inspection.

Our team hopes you choose Central Texas Auto Care, your local auto repair shop, for your Official Vehicle Inspections in Round Rock, TX.