Katy Texas Vehicle Inspection

Texas state law requires that all motor vehicles must undergo an annual inspection to ensure they meet the required standards of safety and emissions. Dillon’s Automotive provides fast and easy Texas State Vehicle Inspections to ensure our customers’ vehicles meet the regulatory standards.

As of March 1, 2015, vehicles are no longer issued an inspection sticker. Your annual registration sticker will serve as proof of both registration and inspection.

Within 90 days of your Texas State registration sticker expiring, you must get the vehicle re-inspected. There is a five-day grace period at the beginning of the following month, however, after this grace period, you and your vehicle are at risk of getting pulled over and subjected to costly tickets and fines.

Dillon’s Automotive is licensed to perform vehicle inspections, where we verify and review safety items such as:

  • Vehicle currently has insurance and meets Texas liability standards
  • Brake tests, including parking brake
  • All vehicle lights and indicators
  • Seat belts
  • Wheels and tire tread
  • Windshield wipers
  • Vehicle horn
  • Power steering
  • Mirror
  • Gas cap
  • Window tinting
  • And all other safety items

We also test the emission controls of the vehicle by connecting our inspection machine to your vehicle’s onboard computer. This test informs us of any error codes or computer faults that may affect your vehicle emission system.

Once we have the “green light” on all safety and emissions testing, we will electronically record your inspection and issue you a printed copy for your records. When it comes time for you to register your vehicle, your inspection status will be verified electronically, and a registration sticker confirming both your inspection and registration will be issued to you.

If for any reason your vehicle fails to meet inspection, we will provide you with the diagnosis and costs behind the repairs needed to pass inspection. If your vehicle has the “check engine” light, “service engine soon” light, or any other malfunction indicator lights on, it will immediately fail inspection. Texas requires that all problems must be fixed within a 15-day period and to have the inspection performed again (as to not incur any additional fees).

Most importantly, as your full auto repair shop, Dillon’s Automotive is able to repair any of the necessary issues in order to ensure that your vehicle will pass inspection.

Schedule your Texas State Vehicle Inspection with Dillon’s Automotive today.

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