Inspection, Maintenance Bill Introduced in Texas

Legislation Provides for 5-Year Vehicle Exemption


WASHINGTON, D.C., March 6, 2013 – Recently, state Sen. Carlos Uresti (D-19) introduced Senate Bill 888 in Texas, legislation making extensive changes to the current state inspection and maintenance program for vehicles.

Under the existing state inspection and maintenance program, vehicles are inspected every year.

The bill includes provisions requiring that the state inspection and maintenance program must apply to gasoline-powered vehicles between five and 25 years old. This would change the initial inspection from two to five years for passenger cars sold in the state and not previously registered in Texas or another state.

If this bill becomes law, it will take effect September 2013.

The Automotive Service Association (ASA) opposes Senate Bill 888, which will harm consumers and the environment.

ASA urges Texas independent repairers to contact their legislators and ask them to oppose Senate Bill 888. To send a letter and view the full text of the bill, visit ASA’s legislative website at and click on the “Track State Legislation” tab in the left menu.

To view the full text of this bill, please visit ASA’s legislative website at

The Automotive Service Association is the largest not-for-profit trade association of its kind dedicated to and governed by independent automotive service and repair professionals. ASA serves an international membership base that includes numerous affiliate, state and chapter groups from both the mechanical and collision repair segments of the automotive service industry.

ASA advances professionalism and excellence in the automotive repair industry through education, representation and member services. For additional information about ASA, including past news releases, go to, or visit ASA’s legislative website at

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