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Old 02-11-2008, 07:18 PM
 
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Default Car inspection

Hey, I just moved to McKinney, Texas and just bought a car which has been off the road for a while I was just wondering how do I get it to the inspection station? Is a tow truck the only option or is there some temporary registration available Thanks
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Old 02-11-2008, 08:02 PM
 
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How far are you from the inspection station? DH had a jeep that hadn't been driven in a couple years and he just drove it up. If I were you, I'd print out info for the station, with a map and call ahead to get a contact name just in case you get pulled over.
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Old 02-11-2008, 08:18 PM
 
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Well its about 3 miles so you can drive the vehicle to the station as long as you have an appointment?
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Old 02-11-2008, 08:36 PM
 
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Here's a link to DPS site about state inspections. I'm not sure it addresses your particular situation, but it might be helpful.

Out-of-state Motorists
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Old 02-11-2008, 08:57 PM
 
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Yeah I was looking there earlier but it does not say how you get your vehicle there I guess I will call tomorrow and ask the inspection station how people normally do it
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Old 02-12-2008, 05:08 AM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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Your car has to be running to be inspected. They test the brakes and the emissions, too.
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Old 02-12-2008, 07:11 AM
 
Location: la hacienda
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>>Your car has to be running to be inspected. They test the brakes and the emissions, too.<<

That's what I thought too, but how does he register it in his name? Surely people have bought cars to fix up, work on but don't leave the registration in the person's name they bought it from.
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Old 02-12-2008, 07:42 AM
 
Location: The Big D
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When we bought a car from out of state w/ no inspection and NO TAGS we had to get a "green sheet" (verification of VIN number) and an inspection BEFORE we could register (all avail by the stations that do inspections). However, you CAN get a temporary registration from the tax office that will give you a week to get it inspected. We did not do that on this one. We just drove it there and got what we needed then the next week I took the paper work and got it registered. No problems. Depending on the age of the car it may very well possibly need the "green sheet" aka VIN verification so call and ask first that way you can get it while your doing the inspection.
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Old 02-12-2008, 08:38 AM
 
Location: la hacienda
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I am under the impression that the OP's car is not in driveable condition?
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Old 02-12-2008, 08:46 AM
 
Location: The Big D
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I am under the impression that the OP's car is not in driveable condition?
I don't know?? He asks if a tow truck is needed or some type of temporary registration which I would take to mean it is driveable just has not been so in years.

BTW, IF a car is sitting IN your driveway and even if it is NOT running IT MUST BE REGISTERED!!!!! If it is in your garage then no registration is needed. This is in most cities around the Dallas area.
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