The New Vehicle Inspection Process for Katy, TX Drivers

The New Vehicle Inspection Process for Katy, TX Drivers

To help you understand more about this process, the ASE-certified technicians at Christian Brothers Automotive North Katy will explain how it works.

How does the new Texas inspection system work in 2015?

Drivers in the state of Texas will need to pass the state vehicle inspection before renewing their registration as of March 1, 2015. When you go to register your vehicle this year, make sure your vehicle inspection was done within the last 90 days.

Emissions and vehicle safety inspectors will now enter whether or not your vehicle passed into a database run by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS). You will not receive a sticker to put on the windshield. Make sure you get a Vehicle Inspection Report (VIR) just in case you need proof that your car or truck was inspected.

When you go to renew your vehicle registration online or at the DPS, the system will make sure your inspection has been passed before allowing you to renew.

How will the inspection and registration system affect drivers?

For most drivers in Katy, the only noticeable difference will be one less sticker on your windshield. You’ll also notice the fee you pay for the inspection at our North Katy auto repair shop will be a lot lower. However, you’ll still have to pay the state’s fee when you renew your registration.

If your expiration dates for your current registration and inspection stickers are not within 90 days of each other, there is a grace period. So wait to have your car inspected when you’re within 90 days of registering your vehicle.

The Texas safety and emissions inspection in Katy

The dedicated experts at Christian Brothers Automotive North Katy will always offer the same great service you’ve come to expect. If your registration expires soon, be sure to set an appointment for your inspection sooner rather than later.

Give us a ring or stop by our auto repair center if you have any questions about the new inspection process. Call Christian Brothers Automotive in Katy, Texas today to schedule your vehicle inspection and see the nice difference!