Vehicle Inspection Station

1626 Auto Inspections

Official Vehicle Inspection Station

1626 Auto Inspections is an official vehicle inspection station for the state of Texas providing annual inspections for your car, passenger truck, motorcycle, and trailer required by the Texas Department of Public Safety.

A vehicle inspection is performed annually on all vehicles not purchased factory new. Inspection consists of a safety and emissions test.

1626 Auto Inspections is conveniently located close to the intersection of 1626 and Manchaca Rd.  Remember, all vehicles must be inspected first before it can be registered in the state of Texas.

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PLEASE NOTE: As a result of House Bill 2305 passed during the 83rd legislative session, the State of Texas stopped issuing inspection stickers and transitioned to a “Two Steps, One Sticker” vehicle inspection and registration program. Since March 1, 2015, vehicles are no longer issued an inspection sticker. Your registration sticker serves as a combined proof of registration and inspection.


How It Works: Do the Two Step

Ready for “Two Steps, One Sticker?” Follow the moves:


Step 1: From March 1, 2015 through February 29, 2016, you may renew your registration if your vehicle has a current, passing inspection. However, if your inspection and registration stickers both expire in the same month your vehicle will need to pass inspection prior to registration renewal. To find your nearest inspection station, please visit the Texas Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) website.


Step 2: Renew your annual registration online, by mail, or in-person at your county tax office. At the time of registration, your inspection status will be verified electronically. A current, passing inspection is required for registration renewal.

Starting March 1, 2016, you will have a convenient 90-day window to complete both your inspection and registration. Remember, your registration is valid through the last day of the registration expiration month. 


Fees -

While “Two Steps, One Sticker” brings a welcomed change to your windshield, it will not impact your wallet. Your inspection fee is the same, but you will pay it in two steps if your vehicle is inspected on or after March 1, 2015:

  1. The inspection station’s portion of the fee is due at the time of inspection.

  2. The state’s portion of the fee is collected at the time of registration. The state’s portion of the inspection fees will be line-itemed on your registration renewal notice.



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