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Texas certified safety inspection

voucher2002

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May 31, 2019
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Round Rock, Texas
I just moved to Austin, Texas and need to get my Model 3 inspected to start the process of getting Texas tags. Do I need to have the local Tesla Service Center perform the inspection or can any local garage, mechanic, car service chain do it. I'm concerned about lifting the car properly without damage. Any thoughts? Thanks.
 

Kirby64

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Jun 28, 2018
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Austin, TX
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You can get your car inspected anywhere. There's a million places around Austin that do inspections. Just make sure to tell them you only need the safety inspection and not the emissions test too (it should only cost $7.50), or they might get confused. There's no reason they should lift the car, pretty much everyone just drives them into a bay onto some ramps.
 

TehBRD

Member
Oct 19, 2019
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10
Dallas, TX
Most local garages/etc. can do it. I don't remember if they had my last car on a lift but I don't recall it being necessary.

Should cost a very nominal fee since there's no emissions inspection.
 

Rockster

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Oct 22, 2013
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McKinney, TX
I go to Auto Spa. They're in north Dallas but they might have locations in Austin. I go at lunchtime and am in and out in less than 10 minutes, usually.
 

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