State Inspection and Emissions Testing in Austin, TX, and the Area

At Austin’s Automotive Specialists in Austin, TX, we are the trusted choice in the area for Texas State Inspections and emissions testing. Vehicles that are registered in Texas are required to pass an annual inspection that helps to ensure your vehicle meets certain safety standards. Emissions testing is also required in counties in Austin and surrounding areas to comply with federally mandated clean air requirements.

We have multiple convenient locations in the Austin area, Buda, Cedar Park, Hutto, Lakeway and Round Rock to assist you with your yearly safety and emissions testing. Our locations are staffed with ASE certified mechanics who are licensed to perform your vehicle’s inspections and will do so in a professional and timely manner.

The safety inspection includes a check of the following:

  • Horn
  • Windshield Wipers
  • Mirror
  • Steering
  • Seat Belts
  • Brakes (system) (Parking - beginning with 1960 models)
  • Tires
  • Wheel Assembly
  • Exhaust System
  • Exhaust Emission System (beginning with 1968 models)
  • Beam Indicator (beginning with 1948 models)
  • Tail Lamps (2); (1) if 1959 model or earlier
  • Stop Lamps (3) 1986 and newer; (2) if 1960-1985; (1) if 1959 model or earlier
  • License Plate Lamp (1)
  • Rear Red Reflectors (2)
  • Turn Signal Lamps (beginning with 1960 models)
  • Head Lamps (2)
  • Motor, Serial, or Vehicle Identification Number
  • Gas caps on vehicles 2-24 model years old
  • Window Tint

The emissions testing involves checking your vehicle’s exhaust and emissions systems, including the catalytic converter, exhaust, muffler, ignition systems, oxygen sensors, and more. If your vehicle doesn’t pass emissions testing, we inform you of the repairs needed to get your emissions system to the standards it needs to be at. We can take care of the emissions repairs right here at our shop and provide you with a full estimate of the work needed before beginning. We can also retest your vehicle after the repairs are complete to get your vehicle certified.

When you need a Texas vehicle state inspection in Austin, we invite you into one of our convenient locations here at Austin’s Automotive Specialists. Walk-ins welcome!