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  • Mon - Sun12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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  • Mon - Sat8:30 AM - 7:30 PM
  • SunClosed
Service Hours:
  • Mon - Fri7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • SunClosed
Parts Hours:
  • Mon - Fri7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • SunClosed
Sprinter Service Department Hours:
  • Mon - Fri7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat - Sun8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Texas Car Inspection FAQ

Texas car inspection FAQ

State Car & Truck Inspection & Emissions Testing

With regular automobile inspections and periodic emissions checks, vehicle drivers can be made aware of any problems with their cars. In case your vehicle failed to pass the inspection or the vehicle-emissions test, you will know it requires some immediate attention and potentially some repair work. Vehicle owners must schedule the repair ASAP because it might endanger the dependability of the automobile and even cause significant penalties or perhaps a disqualified registration. For that reason, it is always recommended to have your vehicle checked by a competent service technician at least every six months to avoid all these hassles. Some frequently asked questions on car inspection are outlined here.

What is On-Board Diagnostics?

The OBD or On-Board Diagnostics, or OBD II is a standardized computer system implemented in all cars created in and after 1996. In short, all the vehicles made in 1996 and after will have an OBD system in them, which provides information records on self-diagnosis of the car usually used by automobile specialists prior to carrying out any type of vehicle repair services.

Common Causes of a Failed Emissions Test

An emissions examination can fail for several reasons because of malfunctioning automobile components such as an injector, oxygen sensor, ignition system and even an EVAP system. One of the more typical reasons is defective injectors. Either the injectors or a malfunctioning oxygen sensing unit can cause a “abundant air-fuel combination” bring about a disappointing vehicle emissions test result.

If your car has a damaged ignition system, there is a higher possibility that it might be the reason for a boost in exhaust discharges. This, consequently, can result in a failed vehicle-emissions examination.

Any issue or shortages in the EVAP system or evaporative emission control system can cause a trouble in the handling of the gasoline vapor produced from the automobile leading to atmospheric pollution.

If your automobile hasn’t undergone regular maintenance and the “check engine” light is brightened on the control panel, your vehicle may not pass the emissions test.

What Do They Check for in a Car Inspection?

An authorized examiner performs an automobile inspection at state-approved inspection stations only. This is what they will check for:

  • Headlights: headlight check to make sure of appropriate operation, no cracked lenses or lights, lights are the correct shade, are identical, 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 indicators of wear and tear and if there is a requirement for replacement
  • Mirrors: Ensure no mirrors are cracked, damaged or missing
  • Seat belts: to assess safety belt condition and make sure they are securely working or require a replacement
  • Brakes: a comprehensive brake inspection to ensure proper brake response and if there are any kind of brake fluid leakages
  • Horn: ensure the horn is working correctly
  • Inspection of suspension and shock absorbers

How Long Does It Take To Get A Safety Inspection?

Depending on the state, city, and county where the vehicle examinations are conducted, the car safety inspection period might differ. However, for a majority of vehicles, this process normally takes one hour to 90 minutes.

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Mercedes-Benz of Clear Lake
Mercedes-Benz of Clear Lake
500 Gulf Fwy S
League City, TX, 77573 United States
(281) 554-9100
Mercedes-Benz of Clear Lake 29.4976798, -95.1096518.