Welcome to Texas

If you have just moved to Texas, Official Inspection Station would like to help you with the process of getting your vehicle inspected and registered with the State of Texas. The following is a list of steps required to accomplish both. We have also provided you a printable list for your Texas Vehicle Inspection. If you have any questions about your auto inspection, please feel free to contact us.

Getting Your State Inspection

Official Inspection Station wants to help you pass your State of Texas Vehicle Safety Inspection. In order to make your Vehicle Safety Inspection experience as convenient as possible, we have provided you with the following information and tools. While the inspection checklist provided below does not guarantee that your vehicle will pass inspection, reading them carefully will prepare you for the inspection process and could increase your chances of passing your Vehicle Safety Inspection.

What to bring to your Texas Vehicle Safety Inspection

  1. Proof of liability insurance: any current state insurance is acceptable.
  2. Payment: Official Inspection Station accepts cash, check and credit cards (Visa & Master Card). Texas state law requires that payment is made whether your vehicle passes or fails inspection.
  3. Photo ID: this must be current and valid. If you are registering your vehicle in the state of Texas, you will need a photo ID in order to acquire your VI-30.

What To Expect When We Inspect

Your San Antonio-area vehicle inspection couldn’t be more convenient. Here’s what to expect.

The state inspector will perform a brake test. All passengers will be asked to exit your car, truck, or van so that the test can be performed.
Total vehicle inspection time is typically 9 minutes or less.
Hint: avoid the rush! Stop by the Official Inspection Station during the middle of the month, from the 13th through the 26th.

Common Reason for Inspection Failure

Many inspection failures can be avoided. Please see the following list of items that typically cause a vehicle to fail when not in place or in the proper condition. Your San Antonio-area Official Inspection Station conveniently carries many of these items. Also, be sure to look for money-saving coupons on our Coupons page. Consider the OIS Service package, which provides discounts for many of these items.

  1. Windshield Wipers
  2. Brakes
  3. Bulbs, including turn signals, stop lights and headlights
  4. Parking brake
  5. Tires

Partial List of Inspected Items

Vehicle Inspection check includes::

  1. Horn
  2. Windshield wipers
  3. Mirror
  4. Steering
  5. Seat belts
  6. Brake system (parking – beginning with 1960 models)
  7. Tires
  8. Wheel assembly
  9. Exhaust system
  10. Exhaust emission system (beginning with 1968 models)
  11. Beam indicator (beginning with 1948 models)
  12. Tail lamps (2); (1) if 1959 model or earlier
  13. Stop lamps (2); (1) if 1959 model or earlier
  14. License plate lamp (1)
  15. Rear red reflectors (2)
  16. Turn signal lamps (beginning with 1960 models)
  17. Head lamps (2)
  18. Motor, serial, or vehicle identification number
  19. All models- inspect for window tinting or coating
  20. Gas caps on vehicles 2-24 model years old.

  CLICK HERE to download checklist

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