Texas State Inspections

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Get your Texas State Safety and Emissions Inspection at our shop. Our certified technicians will check your vehicle to ensure it meets all safety and emissions standards.

Car Safety Inspections

The safety inspection includes a check of the vehicles:

  • Tires
  • Brakes
  • Lights
  • Horn
  • Windshield wipers & washers
  • Mirrors
  • Seat Belts
  • Turn Signals
  • Window Tint
  • Exhaust system
  • Body
  • Doors

Motorcycle/Trailer Inspections

The motorcycle/trailer inspection consists of a safety inspection.

For motorcycles, it includes any motorbike having a motor with a maximum 125cc engine piston displacement.

Trailers include:

  • Boat Trailers
  • Jetski Trailers
  • Car Trailers
  • Semi-trailers with a gross or registered weight exceeding 7500 pounds.

Emissions Only Inspection

Emissions inspections are a requirement in Texas for vehicles that are 1996 or newer. These inspections ensure that vehicles meet state and federal emissions standards. Emissions inspections are not a requirement for diesel-powered automobiles and motorcycles, but they must still pass the annual safety inspection.

Our shop is an emissions inspection authorized station, which means that our station is certified by the Texas Department of Transportation.

On-Board Diagnostics Inspections (OBD)

The OBD test will examine the vehicle emission control system for any problems. Our technicians plug a device into the vehicle's OBD port, usually under the dashboard. The machine will then read any diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) stored on the vehicle's computer.

You'll receive a passing inspection certificate if your vehicle passes the OBD test. You'll need to get the necessary repairs done and have the vehicle retested if it doesn't. In some cases, you may be able to get an extension on

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Frequently Asked Questions

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If your vehicle fails its emissions inspection, you can request a re-inspection at no cost within 30 days of the original inspection date. If your automobile still fails its re-inspection, you must have repairs made before retrying the inspection.

If a vehicle fails, it may be eligible for an individual vehicle waiver if it passes other inspections and only if the motorist demonstrates they have taken measures to comply with the requirements.

Failing an emissions inspection will not affect your insurance rates but is a requirement for new registrations.

If you refuse to get them inspected, your registration will be denied or revoked.

To have your vehicle inspected in Texas, you must provide the following items:

  • Proof of Insurance
  • Payment

With these items, our certified inspectors can adequately assess your vehicle and ensure it meets all safety and emissions requirements.  

One of the most common reasons people fail their safety and emissions inspection is because of damaged windshield wipers. If your wipers are not in good condition, it can make it difficult to clean your windshield to see while driving, which can be dangerous.  

Other common reasons for failing an inspection include:

  • Service engine lights
  • Damaged or burned-out lights
  • Issues with the parking brake
  • Worn tires are also a safety hazard and can cause you to fail your inspection.

Stop By To Get Your Texas State Safety and Emissions Inspection

If you're looking for a place to get your Texas State Safety and Emissions Inspection, look no further than Mustang Elite Car Wash & Lube Center. We're proud to offer this service to our customers, and we're always happy to help keep your car running safely and smoothly.