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Vehicle inspection in DFW area (TX)

Discussion in 'Model S' started by arcus, May 1, 2018.

  1. arcus

    arcus Active Member

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    Hi guys,

    Could not find anything specific to North Texas, so here it goes.

    My sticker is due for renewal soon and I have to arrange for a vehicle inspection. Do you have a place that you can recommend?

    I've heard some "fun" stories about checking for missing engine in front or tailpipes, so just want to make sure the place is familiar with Tesla. Thanks!
     
  2. boaterva

    boaterva Supporting Member

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    Might try here... Texas
    Those are about the only 'regionals' we have....
     
  3. Electroman

    Electroman Well-Known Member

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    I did it in my neighborhood Good Year. No issues. many have seen Teslas
     
  4. zwede

    zwede 2013 P85+

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    Shouldn't be a problem these days with so many Teslas in DFW. I go to a car wash for the inspection. When I went to an independent repair shop for the inspection they had a crappy attitude once I told them the car is electric since there would be no upsell oil change.
     
  5. arcus

    arcus Active Member

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    Thanks guys!
     
  6. namlio

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    Take the car to your usual place. Ask if they have done an inspection on a Tesla before. If no, leave and try another place. If yes, ask how many to see if they are telling the truth, and if comfortable, go ahead. I took both my electrics to a larger local shop and had no problems. Nice thing is that the inspection is less than $10 because there is no emissions test.
     
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  7. arcus

    arcus Active Member

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    That is my primary and only concern - if they have experience handling EVs. Last thing I want is another news about "Tesla accelerated by itself into a garage wall" :)
     
  8. SW2Fiddler

    SW2Fiddler We Are Cognitive Dissidents

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    I have been going to the local Lexus Dealer Service Department for the last four years. Saturday mornings they have complimentary breakfast, and they wash the car too.
    Thanks go to the unknown Model S Owner who gave me this tip at the Austin showroom when I was deciding on color.
     
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  9. zwede

    zwede 2013 P85+

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    Then drive it yourself during the inspection. TX state law is that if you request so, the inspector must let you do any driving.
     
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  10. boaterva

    boaterva Supporting Member

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    Man, wish Virginia had that.... I'd love to not 'hand it over' and watch it disappear! :D
     
  11. morrisdl

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    Casually mention that the phone app tracks position and speed - they will behave ;-)
     
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  12. arcus

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    I didn't know that! Thanks for the info.
     

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