Proof of liability insurance: any current state insurance is acceptable.
Payment: US 281 Truck and Trailer Service accepts cash, check and credit cards (Visa & Master Card). Texas state law requires that payment is made whether your vehicle passes or fails inspection. State inspections help regulate proper truck maintenance, while safety inspections promote safe driving conditions for the driver of a vehicle and every other driver on the road.
For each of our vehicle inspectors, the main priority is to ensure that the medium-duty, heavy-duty, or semi-trailer truck is both well-maintained and equipped for highway use. All of our vehicle inspections are performed in complete compliance with the regulations set forth by governing parties, and we may provide drivers with a full checklist of approved items after the service is complete.
If a vehicle is deemed unsafe by a member of our service staff, the vehicle will be removed from the road. The goal of each inspection is to keep drivers safe by preventing problems before they result in an automotive accident.
Your San Juan-area vehicle inspection couldn’t be more convenient. Here’s what to expect.
The state inspector will perform a brake test. All passengers will be asked to exit your car, truck, or van so that the test can be performed.
Total vehicle inspection time is typically 10 minutes for smaller automobiles and 30 minutes for trucks.
Hint: avoid the rush! Stop by the US 281 Truck and Trailer Service during the middle of the month.
Common Reason for Inspection Failure
Many inspection failures can be avoided. Please see the following list of items that typically cause a vehicle to fail when not in place or in the proper condition. Your San Antonio-area US 281 Truck and Trailer Service conveniently carries many of these items. Also, be sure to look for money-saving coupons on our Coupons page. Consider the OIS Service package, which provides discounts for many of these items:-
Brake system (parking – beginning with 1960 models)
Exhaust emission system (beginning with 1968 models)
Beam indicator (beginning with 1948 models)
Tail lamps (2); (1) if 1959 model or earlier
Stop lamps (2); (1) if 1959 model or earlier
License plate lamp (1)
Rear red reflectors (2)
Turn signal lamps (beginning with 1960 models)
Head lamps (2)
Motor, serial, or vehicle identification number
All models – inspect for window tinting or coating
Gas caps on vehicles 2-24 model years old.