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Vehicle inspection in DFW area (TX)

arcus

Active Member
Aug 11, 2017
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Denton, TX
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!
 

zwede

2013 P85+
Jan 17, 2014
636
334
Plano, TX
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.
 

namlio

Member
Mar 3, 2016
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Asheville, NC; previously TX
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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arcus

Active Member
Aug 11, 2017
1,302
959
Denton, TX
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.
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" :)
 

SW2Fiddler

We Are Cognitive Dissidents
Mar 19, 2014
2,362
3,248
Houston TX
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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zwede

2013 P85+
Jan 17, 2014
636
334
Plano, TX
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" :)

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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