Quicker Sticker in College Station

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"Your brake fluid is low and needs to be topped off before you pass inspection".

You picked on the wrong woman! I happen to know a little bit about what is under the hood of my vehicle and told you NO; my brake fluid is just fine. I asked him if it was below the "min" line and he said he could fail my inspection even if it was between min/max. WTF!

How many women a day do you scam?



EMY92
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The one I go to in Waco does zero repair type work. Therefore, they have no incentive to try to scam anyone.
dubi
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These folks always scam on the fluids and windshield wipers.
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I don't know that I've ever seen an inspector open the hood of any vehicle that I've driven over the last 18 years.

I hope you told him to eff off.
dubi
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I know damn sure you told him to eff off.
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La Fours
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I know damn sure you told him to eff off.
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Toooshay.
OilAggie
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These folks always scam on the fluids and windshield wipers.


Yeah what's the rule on windshield wipers. Mine drug a bit and he tried to fail me. I said they work when it rains. Just not dry in his shop. He dropped the issue. But if there's a tiny tear on the end. Fail. Such bull****.
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Never saw the point of "safety" inspections, what a travesty.
1agswitchin4lanes
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Never saw the point of "safety" inspections, what a travesty.
Its a PITA, but I know why...Its to reduce (not eliminate) the chance of you hitting someone with no brake lights, to prevent the guy with the bald tires from sliding into you because he couldn't stop, or the old lady from hitting the kid crossing the road because she couldn't see because her wipers were streaking or torn, .... It happens all the time, cars that shouldn't be on the road getting into wrecks, but I would hope that the goal of the inspection is, that maybe, just maybe, for a short amount of time, that those kinds of owners would get their cars within legal operating condition and not be a danger on the road....

Most of us here on this board, keep our cars in good shape and pass with no issues.

Its the people that 'forget' to change their oil, or properly maintain their car that the state needs to make come in for an annual inspection.
Duncan Idaho
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Years ago the scam was your headlights weren't aimed properly.

It was $5 to aim them one time or $10 For life....
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but I would hope that the goal of the inspection is, that maybe, just maybe, for a short amount of time, that those kinds of owners would get their cars within legal operating condition and not be a danger on the road....
Exactly why I wished there were annual inspections when I lived in Iowa. There were so many awful, terrible rust buckets on the road that weren't safe, but the owners felt no penalty for putting others at risk.
KY AG
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Never saw the point of "safety" inspections, what a travesty.
Its a PITA, but I know why...Its to reduce (not eliminate) the chance of you hitting someone with no brake lights, to prevent the guy with the bald tires from sliding into you because he couldn't stop, or the old lady from hitting the kid crossing the road because she couldn't see because her wipers were streaking or torn, .... It happens all the time, cars that shouldn't be on the road getting into wrecks, but I would hope that the goal of the inspection is, that maybe, just maybe, for a short amount of time, that those kinds of owners would get their cars within legal operating condition and not be a danger on the road....

Most of us here on this board, keep our cars in good shape and pass with no issues.

Its the people that 'forget' to change their oil, or properly maintain their car that the state needs to make come in for an annual inspection.


State inspections of this kind are nothing more than a worthless racquet. Some assclown lobbyist(s) keeps this in the books in Texas; I hated it when I lived there.
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Never saw the point of "safety" inspections, what a travesty.
Its a PITA, but I know why...Its to reduce (not eliminate) the chance of you hitting someone with no brake lights, to prevent the guy with the bald tires from sliding into you because he couldn't stop...
I was involved with an investigation where an 8-year old was killed due to low tread on the rear tires of a truck. After a couple of years the depositions were complete, a lot of money changed hands and it is one of the reasons why Discount Tire will now only install new tires on the rear of a vehicle (if replacing two at a time) as the tire manufactures request it.

Until you crack open the world of collision reconstruction, you never realize what "minor" things kill people daily in preventable collisions. Last time I looked we averaged 90 people a day in the US killed in collisions, and roughly 9 people a day in Texas.

The OP should have passed inspection, IMO.
1agswitchin4lanes
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Years ago the scam was your headlights weren't aimed properly.

It was $5 to aim them one time or $10 For life....

Interesting.

The Mercedes dealer in Houston will align them for free, even if you dont get work done there.

I tried it 3 times over a period of 4 years and they never charged a dime.
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We have no inspections in SC and I haven't noticed any difference between the quality of what's on the road here vs. in TX.
BigRobSA
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With no inspections in Iowa, you DO see cars that wouldn't make it through a TX inspection, but they're almost never the vehicles involved in accidents.
OilAggie
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Excuse my ignorance and not meaning to derail this thread. But how do you aim headlights. Mine seem to be in a fixed position. Is this only on newer vehicles.
dubi
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Excuse my ignorance and not meaning to derail this thread. But how do you aim headlights. Mine seem to be in a fixed position. Is this only on newer vehicles.
If you do repairs or replace the light assembly you have to re-aim the headlights.

Mr Dubi replaced the headlight assemblies in our 2003 civic and had to get them both aimed correctly.
Wildmen03
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Typically there is a bolt or two on the light housing, one for up/down and one for left/right. It varies a bit from vehicle to vehicle.
Goose
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The really cool cars apparently have adjustments for "front and back, and side to side" and are equipped with "switches" so that they can be adjusted while you're "rolling". At least that's what the kids are calling it these days. HTH.
dubi
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Mr Dubi's Speed3 has headlights that actually turn when you turn to light up where you are headed. That is pretty cool.
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When I was in college that same place tricked me also. My window tint was too dark (dumb law anyway) so instead of telling me I fail, he acted like it was all gravy, checked me out and as soon as the my money hit his hand he said "here is a form saying you have paid and once you remove the tint, bring me this form and I will give you a sticker". I was pissed!! I understand that my truck didn't pass but that doesn't mean you get to pull some sheet like that.

Never used that place again. Not because they failed me but because they pulled that stunt.

I have learned now that if I let the wife take the trucks to get inspected they always pass. Something about a girl hoping down out of a dually in high heels makes the truck safer evidently. And she is similar to you dubi, in that she knows enough to know when they are trying something.
1agswitchin4lanes
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On most domestic theres a reverse torx that is the adjustment screw.
Silvy
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Getting #RACETRUCK inspected

Tagguy
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If Silvy can pass inspections then anyone can. lol
dubi
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On most domestic theres a reverse torx that is the adjustment screw.
Domestic? What is that?
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Silvy
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Domestic? What is that?




Power combined with a loss of traction. That's domestic.
Tagguy
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'Murica!!!!
dubi
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'Murica!!!!
Think about it. Domestics are made in Mexico and Canada. Imports are made in America.

The domestic labor unions have driven the plants out of the country. So who is actually supporting American workers?
Tagguy
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My last Chevy was built here in Texas. Le sigh. I miss my old GMT400

The Heep....well its a Heep. Doesn't matter. Heeep Braaaaaah
Tagguy
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But yes it is rather amusing that foreign makings are building in the US and US companies are having them build in other countries.
dubi
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But yes it is rather amusing that foreign makings are building in the US and US companies are having them build in other countries.
That was my point exactly......

Sad that "domestic" no longer means made in America.
Duncan Idaho
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Excuse my ignorance and not meaning to derail this thread. But how do you aim headlights. Mine seem to be in a fixed position. Is this only on newer vehicles.


Like I said this was back in the day. I think they removed it as a test area because it was such a scam. Any car would fail the head light test.

Here is a picture of how you did it on cars back then
Silvy
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Companies are in business to make money.

It's cheaper for domestic companies to build vehicles within the borders of another country.

It's cheaper for Toyota to build in Texas rather than to import. They're not building here so they have the ability to put a sticker on a truck that says made by Texans.
 
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