All Texas registered vehicles are required to receive an annual inspection. All inspections include a comprehensive safety inspection; however some vehicles are required to have an emissions test in addition to the safety inspection. Diesel powered vehicles and motorcycles are exempt from the emissions standards, but are still required to have the annual safety inspection.
Below is a list of safety items that are checked in order to receive a valid state inspection:
• 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 or Vehicle Identification Number
• Window Tint
• Gas Caps
• Financial Responsibility.
Emission inspection required for Denton County: Kwik Kar Waxahachie has a dynamometer that is required for emission tests on cars that are 1995 or older.
About The New Single Sticker
As a result of House Bill 2305 passed during the 83rd legislative session (2013), the State of Texas no longer issues inspection stickers and has transitioned to a “Two Steps, One Sticker” vehicle inspection and registration program. As of March 1, 2015, vehicles are no longer issued inspection stickers. Your registration sticker will serve as a combined proof of registration and inspection.
Why You’ll Love “Two Steps, One Sticker”
• One sticker, one date: Are you one of the millions of Texans whose inspection sticker and registration sticker expire in different months? With “Two Steps, One Sticker” you will just have one sticker with one expiration date.
• Less clutter, better view: Who wants multiple stickers in their view while behind the wheel? With “Two Steps, One Sticker” you will just have the familiar blue-bordered registration sticker in the corner of your windshield.
• Safer streets, cleaner air: Because a passing vehicle inspection will be a requirement to renew your registration, more Texans will comply with the safety and emissions testing laws. So with “Two Steps, One Sticker” there will be safer and more environmentally-sound cars on the road.
• Fraud prevention: With inspection stickers no longer needed under “Two Steps, One Sticker,” this change will eliminate the risk of inspection sticker fraud and theft.
Who’s At the Wheel
See Kwik Kar Waxahachie every time your car needs an inspection.