State Inspections

Texas requires safety inspections for most vehicles. In some counties, vehicles must also pass an emissions inspection. All safety and emissions inspections must be performed at an official state inspection station. Your vehicle must pass inspection to continue to legally operate on Texas roads.

We serve Bellville, TX, Chappell Hill, TX, Sealy, TX, Brookshire, TX, and surrounding areas.

What Gets Checked During a TX Safety Inspection?

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Passenger cars and light trucks require safety inspection technicians to check the following:

  • Horn
  • Mirror
  • Seat Belts
  • Tires
  • Exhaust System
  • Beam Indicator (beginning with 1948 models)
  • Stop Lamps (3) 1986 and newer; (2) if 1960-1985; (1) if 1959 model or earlier
  • Turn Signal Lamps (beginning with 1960 models)
  • Motor, Serial, or Vehicle Identification Number
  • Window Tint
  • Windshield Wipers
  • Steering
  • Brakes (system) (Parking – beginning with 1960 models)
  • Wheel Assembly
  • Exhaust Emission System (beginning with 1968 models)
  • Tail Lamps (2); (1) if 1959 model or earlier
  • License Plate Lamp (1)
  • Rear Red Reflectors (2)
  • Head Lamps (2)
  • Gas caps on vehicles 2-24 model years old

An Emissions Inspection is also required depending on your location and vehicle age.

What Happens if My Vehicle Doesn't Pass Inspection?

If your vehicle doesn’t pass inspection, one of our trained advisers will be available to answer any questions you have, explain the problem, and address how to correct it. If the problem is repaired and we are your initial inspection station, we can reinspect your vehicle for free within 15 days.

The Texas Department of Public Safety Website states:

“You do not have to pay to get your vehicle re-inspected, if it fails inspection. If your vehicle fails the inspection, have the item(s) repaired and take it back to the inspection station that originally performed the inspection within 15 days for a free re-test. If you choose not to take it back to the station that originally performed the inspection or should you present the vehicle after the 15 days, then your vehicle is no longer eligible for the free re-test.”

“There is no grace period on inspections. Beginning March 1, 2015, a passing vehicle inspection is required for vehicle registration.”

Salvador’s Tire & Auto Service is here to help with all your TX state inspection needs. For more information, contact us today.

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