The vehicle registration renewal process was modernized in 2014. We must understand this new law to stay clear of problems. We will still need to get our cars inspected and pay the State for our car registration yearly, but both are going to be presented as part of a single sticker on your windshield; that’s the short version. This is how it works.
Vehicle Registration Differences
Car registration renewal is the same as always. However, your registration is now coupled with your safety inspection. If your
inspection is in-date, you can go through car registration as usual. You may then use the sticker to replace both stickers (automobile
registration and safety inspection) which are on your windshield. Your following State of Texas inspection will not be due again until
immediately before your next automobile registration renewal, so you may manage to save a few bucks.
Vehicle & Inspection Changes
If your vehicle registration renewal is due in the same month as the safety inspection, inspect the car first. Once the inspection is
online with the State of Texas, you may get your automobile registration renewal sticker and then use it to replace both your safety
inspection and vehicle registration stickers.
It’s different when your safety inspection is due prior to your car registration renewal. When it is due, have the automobile safety
inspected. You won’t get a sticker, so keep the report in your glove compartment. You need to use it to show police officers that you’ve
an up-to-date safety inspection if you’re stopped because of another thing. When your registration is due, register your vehicle
as normal and use the sticker to replace both the prior ones. The following year, you’ll need to get your automobile inspected and in the
state’s databases within a three month period prior to renewing your car paperwork.
Vehicle Registration Questions
A web site has been made available from the Lone Star State that can answer any inquiries about the new system. You can find more information vehicle registration by clicking here.
In the long run the new vehicle renewal system should help everybody.
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