In Texas, with the proper licensing and training, is it possible to inspect one's own vehicle?


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    I suspect strongly that this is not permitted in practice even if the bar provisions of the regulations don't expressly rule it out, on common law conflict of interest grounds if not otherwise prohibited by statute or regulation.
    – ohwilleke
    Sep 23, 2022 at 19:15
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    It is possible to inspect your vehicle without being trained and licensed to do so. I do it before long road trips. Sep 23, 2022 at 19:15
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    I suspect the answer to that is in the certification.
    – Tiger Guy
    Sep 23, 2022 at 20:27
  • @MichaelHall: I think the question is whether you can perform an inspection on your vehicle that will satisfy the compulsory inspection requirement of Transportation Code Chapter 548. Sep 24, 2022 at 17:52
  • @NateEldredge, Although I didn't take the time to research the specific code the OP might have been asking about, I would agree. My lightly sarcastic comment was geared towards improving the question per your comment; i.e. "is it legal to certify..." vs "can I inspect". (the answer to "can I" is usually "IDK, are you able to?") Sep 24, 2022 at 19:48


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