Vehicle Inspection Requirements
The Texas Department of Public Safety Vehicle Inspection requires that all vehicles registered in the state must undergo annual emission (exemption in some counties) and safety inspections once in a year. The Texas DPS passenger car inspectors follow a checklist while conducting an annual safety inspection. During the process, the inspector checks your vehicle's operation, visibility, horns, windshield wipers, mirrors, steering, and seat belts, and brake system parking.
Vehicle Inspection Checklist
While the inspection-list may vary by vehicle class, here is a partial list of commonly inspected items during a Texas vehicle inspection.
- Financial Responsibility
- Operations and Visibility (includes head and tail-lights, indicators, and stop lamps)
- Exhaust System
- Brake system
- Light and Lamps
- Identification Numbers
- Window Tinting
- Emission Testing (exemption in some counties)
- Gas Caps