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Texas Vehicle Inspection FAQ

Texas car & truck inspection FAQ

State Car & Truck Emissions Testing & Inspection

With regular car inspections and routine emissions checks, drivers can be familiarized with any mechanical problems with their vehicles. In case your vehicle didn’t clear the inspection or the emissions test, you will know it is ready for some prompt attention and potentially some repair work. Vehicle owners need to schedule the repair as soon as possible because it may endanger the dependability of the automobile and even result in substantial fines and even an invalidated registration. Therefore, it is highly advised to have your car examined by a competent service technician at least every six months to avoid all these troubles. Some frequently asked questions on automobile inspection are described below.

What is On-Board Diagnostics or OBD?

The OBD or On-Board Diagnostics, or OBD II is a standardized computer system carried out in all vehicles created in and after 1996. In short, all the cars made in 1996 and after will have an OBD system in them, which provides information reports on self-diagnosis of the vehicle frequently used by automotive service technicians before performing any automobile repair services.

Common Causes of a Failed Emissions Test

An emissions examination can fail for numerous factors because of malfunctioning automobile elements such as an injector, oxygen sensor, ignition system and even an EVAP system. One of the most typical causes is damaged injectors. Either the injectors or a malfunctioning oxygen sensing unit can cause a “rich air-fuel mix” bring about a poor emissions test result.

If your car has damaged spark plugs, there is a greater chance that it may be the source of an increase in exhaust emissions. This, consequently, can lead to a failed emissions examination.

Any type of problem or shortages in the EVAP system or evaporative emission control system can cause a trouble in the handling of the gas vapor discharged from the car causing air pollution.

If your vehicle hasn’t gone through routine maintenance and the “check engine” light is brightened on the dashboard, your vehicle may fail the vehicle-emissions test.

What Do They Check for in a Vehicle Inspection?

An accredited inspector carries out a vehicle evaluation at state-approved inspection stations only. This is what they will look for:

  • Headlights: headlight check to make sure of appropriate operation, no broken lenses or lamps, lights are the proper shade, 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 examine tire conditions for any type of indications of damage and if there is a need for replacement
  • Mirrors: Ensure no mirrors are broken, damaged or missing
  • Seat belts: to assess seat belts’ condition and make sure they are safely working or require replacing
  • Brakes: a detailed brake examination to ensure proper brake action and if there is any brake fluid leakages
  • Horn: make sure the horn is operative
  • Inspection of suspension and shock absorbers

How Long Does A Safety Inspection Take?

Depending upon the state, city, and county where the vehicle examinations are performed, the automobile safety inspection period may vary. Nonetheless, for a majority of vehicles, this process usually takes an hour to 90 minutes.

Texas Vehicle Inspection FAQ | Kia Dealership Lubbock

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