Vehicle safety inspections: an annoying but totally necessary part of life. Your car is only as good as how it runs, and an inspector is tasked with making sure yours is ready for the road. According to the Texas Department of Public Transportation, there are 20 things to be checked during annual safety inspections. Some of these include:

1. Horn

Your car’s horn only works if people can hear it!

2. Windshield Wipers

Ever been caught in a rainstorm with bum wipers? Two words: not fun.

3. Mirror

Because how else are you going to check for boogers?

4. Steering

Proper steering is non-negotiable.

5. Seat Belts

Safety first!

6. Brakes (system) (Parking – beginning with 1960 models)

Don’t worry – a little screeching is OK.

7. Tires

You can put your penny away for now.

8. Wheel Assembly

What’s a car without wheels, anyway?

9. Exhaust System

How’s your car breathing?

10. Exhaust Emission System (beginning with 1968 models)

Is your car’s breathing disturbing others?
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