State Inspection Wylie, TX
At least once a year, all Texas registered vehicles must undergo a state inspection. The inspection is purposed to ensure a vehicle is in line with state regulations, pertaining to safety and emissions standards. Maybe you haven’t yet participated in a state inspection or maybe you’re unaware of what a state inspection consists of. That is where All Pro Auto Care comes into play…
Parts and Vehicle Features Inspected
To ensure vehicle safety, inspection companies in Wylie, TX focus on the following:
- Windshield Wipers
- Seat Belts
- Brake System
- Wheel Assembly
- Exhaust System
- Exhaust Emission System
- Beam Indicator
- Tail Lamps
- Stop Lamps
- License Plate Lamp
- Rear Red Reflectors
- Turn Signal Lamps
- Head Lamps
- Motor, Serial and VIN
- Gas Caps
- Window Tint
This list is per Official Inspection Station.
As you can see, the majority of the list is your basic vehicle functions. Functions that are key to the safety of the driver and his/her passengers, and the safety of those drivers and passengers riding in surrounding vehicles on the road.
How an Inspection Works for the Vehicle Owner
The inspection process is quite simple. You park your car in the lot, go inside to inform a representative of a needed state inspection, and then a representative will drive your car to a work stall to complete the inspection. Nowadays, most inspection locations will have a stall labeled “State Inspection” that you can drive your car directly into.
All you have to provide as the vehicle owner is your active drives license, proof of current liability insurance, and an acceptable form of payment. The inspection in total should cost $25.50. For clarification, you must pay the inspection fee regardless of pass or fail.
Tips to Passing Inspection
Abide by your car manufacturer’s handbook
The handbook should have recommendation for when vehicle oil changes are needed and when tires need to be rotated. As a general rule of thumb, oil changes are suggested every 3,000 to 4,000 miles or every few months. Tire rotations are suggested every 5,000 miles.
Inspect before Inspection
You now know from our list exactly what inspection companies look for in passing vehicles. Therefore, you should be ahead of the game. Before you take your car in for an inspection, inspect your car on your own (only what you can inspect in a safe manner) and check off each item on the list. If some cannot be checked, then you know what needs to be adjusted. And don’t think you can get away with worn down windshield wipers or a broken taillight. Inspection agencies do not offer leeway on state inspections.
Warning lights on your dashboard are a clear indication of vehicle issues, either minor or major. They are also a clear indication that your vehicle may have a difficult time passing inspection. Have a professional take a look at any active warning lights. Even at the inspection site, a pro should be able to run a diagnostics test to determine the issue and offer an on the spot solution to the issue.
Stop by All Pro Auto Care for your vehicle needs. We’ll ensure your vehicle is ready to pass the state inspection. Oil changes, tire rotations…whatever you need! Please visit our website—www.allproautocareinc.com—to learn more and visit our blog to for additional vehicle tips.
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