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Old 03-09-2012, 03:59 PM
 
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I guess you can say they I'm afraid of failing the inspection because where I'm from we don't have that.......so I honestly planned to just keep my Ohio plates and license (until I got a new car or something)

My question is how long before I'm FORCED into having to get Texas plates? And I read 90 days but once again, I mean FORCRF.
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Old 03-09-2012, 04:14 PM
 
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I guess you can say they I'm afraid of failing the inspection because where I'm from we don't have that.......so I honestly planned to just keep my Ohio plates and license (until I got a new car or something)

My question is how long before I'm FORCED into having to get Texas plates? And I read 90 days but once again, I mean FORCRF.

When you get a ticket- how bad is your vehicle that you fear the inspection process? I mean come on, you need to be legal when you are on the roads no matter what state you are in.

I sure hope you don't run into me.
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Old 03-09-2012, 04:16 PM
 
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I've noticed that Texas doesn't enforce this much, so I'd say years. Every day I see out of state plates that expired YEARS ago.

I don't think it's wise to do this because technically you can't get a Texas auto insurance policy without the car being registered here, and if you get into an accident, your out of state policy on an extremely expired reg (or even current reg, but you have now lived for TX for years) might not cover you because you living in Texas with an Ohio auto ins policy probably violates the terms of the your Ohio auto ins policy. Note the distinction between visiting and living. Insurance companies LOVE to not pay out, so if they discover you've been living in Texas with an Ohio auto ins policy for years and then get into an accident, they may say that you aren't covered.

If you get into an accident, and they don't cover you, you could face major exposure. Not to mention if you get pulled over for a traffic violation, you could get in trouble.
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Old 03-09-2012, 04:16 PM
 
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Do all your lights work?

brakes?

Tires have tread?

Have insurance?

If all the above, then you are practically golden.
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Old 03-09-2012, 04:19 PM
 
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Also, the inspection is needed prior to registration, but I don't know that your VIN or whatever is reported. Why not go and do the inspection? If it fails, then you can consider your illegal strategy.

If it passes, then you can legally register your car in TX.
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Old 03-09-2012, 04:26 PM
 
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When you get a ticket- how bad is your vehicle that you fear the inspection process? I mean come on, you need to be legal when you are on the roads no matter what state you are in.

I sure hope you don't run into me.
Hold your horses there buddy,

The reason why I ask is because according to anyone who drives my car, the steering wheel is TIGHT. I guess because I've Been driving it for so long, I don't feel it....I took it to THREE dealers and although they can feel the tightness, NO ONE CAN FIGURE OUT THE PROBLEM!! They told me if I'm ok and use to driving it that way then so be it.....

I'm just worried that issue would fail inspection...nothing to do with Tryna to avoid the law, unless you plan to come help me find the problem with my steering wheel
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Old 03-09-2012, 04:31 PM
 
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Hold your horses there buddy,

The reason why I ask is because according to anyone who drives my car, the steering wheel is TIGHT. I guess because I've Been driving it for so long, I don't feel it....I took it to THREE dealers and although they can feel the tightness, NO ONE CAN FIGURE OUT THE PROBLEM!! They told me if I'm ok and use to driving it that way then so be it.....

I'm just worried that issue would fail inspection...nothing to do with Tryna to avoid the law, unless you plan to come help me find the problem with my steering wheel

WHOA now- I am not attacking here just stating my opinion. I don't think a tight steering wheel will fail your inspection. Why not go and try and get your inspection. The inspection makes sure that there is no serivce engine light on, horn works, turn signals work, drive and reverse work, headlights work you know standard checks, Texas inspection laws are VERY lacks compared to other states.
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Old 03-09-2012, 04:36 PM
 
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Also, the inspection is needed prior to registration, but I don't know that your VIN or whatever is reported. Why not go and do the inspection? If it fails, then you can consider your illegal strategy.

If it passes, then you can legally register your car in TX.


So I don't have to worry about them slapping a "failed" inspection sticker on my car?

I've spent thousands just trying to fix this minor issue and I don't want to have to give up my car just because no one can fix it. I'm tired of wasting money on the same issue
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Old 03-09-2012, 04:41 PM
 
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WHOA now- I am not attacking here just stating my opinion. I don't think a tight steering wheel will fail your inspection. Why not go and try and get your inspection. The inspection makes sure that there is no serivce engine light on, horn works, turn signals work, drive and reverse work, headlights work you know standard checks, Texas inspection laws are VERY lacks compared to other states.
Then I would fail, there is a message center light on stating that the SRS something something needs to be fixed. The dealer claimed it wasn't a big deal.
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Old 03-09-2012, 05:32 PM
 
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So I don't have to worry about them slapping a "failed" inspection sticker on my car?
I don't think so. Can anyone else confirm this?
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