Mechanic performing a car inspection

Types of Inspections

  • Truck DOT Inspections
  • Trailer State and DOT Inspections
  • Vehicle State Inspections
  • Bus Inspections
  • Motorcycle
  • Federal FMCSA Annual Vehicle Inspection

What is needed for an inspection?

All that is needed is the vehicle and a current copy of your insurance card. Cards on phone are acceptable. Policy expiration date must be shown. 

Are vehicle inspections still required in Texas?

Yes, Until Jan 1st 2025 vehicle inspections will still be required to renew vehicle registration. 

When will emissions testing begin in Bexar county.

Emissions testing will begin no later than Nov 7th 2026 and will cost $18.50.

Emissions inspection info

• Gasoline vehicles model-year 2 through 24 years old.
• On-board Diagnostics (OBD) inspections only.
• Plug in to on-board computer to test emissions-related components and
systems of the vehicle..

What is involved in a safety inspection?

The safety inspection criteria set by the State of Texas is designed to make sure that your vehicle is operating safely and includes checks of your vehicle’s:

  • Exhaust system
  • Headlights, stop and warning lights, and turn signals
  • Foot and parking brakes
  • Wheel assembly and tires for damage/minimum tread depth
  • Steering mechanism
  • Rear-view mirrors
  • Window tinting or coating
  • Horn
  • Windshield wipers
  • Seat belts
  • Gas caps


Vehicle Inspections

Vehicle State Inspection
Cars, Light Duty Trucks, Trailers, & Motorcycles – $7

DOT Inspection
Commercial Trucks & Trailers – $40

FMCSA Inspection
Federal Annual Vehicle Inspection Report – $60

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