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Texas Trailer Man is an official State of Texas Inspection Station for Trailers and Motorcycles

all inspections will be performed in the inspection area of our dealership at 2411 Thomas Road, Haltom City, Tx  between the hours of  8:30am  and  4:00pm Monday - thru Friday

All trailers with a Capacity of 4500 pounds and above must have an annual Safety Inspection performed

If your trailer is a single axle trailer with 4 or 5 lugs on that axle, you probably don't have to have a Safety Inspection because your trailer would most likely be rated under the 4500 pounds requirement.

If your trailer has two axles, it could still be rated under the 4500 pounds required for the inspection.  How is that possible - your trailer may have been a home made or shop built trailer and when registered it received a License Plate, but did not receive at Texas Title - - because it was only rated for 4000 pounds capacity.

A good rull of thumb to determine if your trailer needs to have an inspection is to look at your last registration receipt.  It will tell you on the registration receipt three things - EMPTY WT.  -  CARRYING CAPACITY -  and GROSS WEIGHT.    Gross weight is the weight of the trailer plus what you can carry on that trailer.  So, if your registration slip reads 4500 pounds or greater, you must have an annual Safety Inspection.

 

What is required to be checked during Safety Inspection.  1.  Proof of Financial Responsibility  - - Insurance on your Tow Vehicle.

                                                                            2.  Vehicle Identification Number  "VIN"  must be present and readable - or Title in your name presented for verification

                                                                            3.  Brakes (system) Either Electric or Hydraulic - All brakes must activate - a Brake Test is Required

                                                                            4.  Break-a-way Battery and switch with Cable - must activate Electric Brakes independent of tow vehicle.

                                                                            5.  Tires - no less than 3/32" tread depty showing in three places across the tires tread area.

                                                                            6.  Wheel Assembly - can have no cracks, breaks, or worn lug holes.

                                                                            7.  Safety Guards/Mud Flaps - required if trailer has four or more tires on rear axle.

                                                                            8.  Tail Lamps (two)

                                                                            9.  Stop/Turn Lamps (two)

                                                                          10.  License Plate Lamp required - License Plate must be correct for trailer being inspected,  and must be visable

                                                                          11.  Rear Red Reflectors (two)

                                                                          12.  Side Marker Reflectors (two amber in front) (two red in rear)

                                                                          13.  Side Marker Lamps (two amber in front) (two red in rear)

                                                                          14.  Red Marker Lamps on rear of trailer -  required on trailers 80 inches wide or wider

                                                                          15.  Red/White Conspicuity Tape required on trailers over 10,000 pounds gross weight

                                                                          16,  Safety Chains with hooks are required, chains are to be crossed to form a cradle in case trailer breaks away

                                                                          17.  Electrical wiring to have no shorts or breaks in plug or recepts.

TEXAS SAFETY INSPECTION                                 $ 14.50          $ 7.00 Collected by Inspection Station    $ 7.50  Collected by State of Texas upon registration

TEXAS COMMERCIAL INSPECTION                   $ 62.00          $ 40.00 Collected by Inspection Station   $ 22.00 Collected by State of Texas upon registration

On New trailers sold by Texas Trailer Man - all inspections fees will be collected and paid to State when trailer is registered.

Texas Trailer Man - at additional cost - can provide the parts and labor to accomplish necessary trouble shooting, adjustments, or installation of parts to enable you trailer to pass inspection.  We maintain a good inventory of parts - Our labor rate is very fair.

                       

 

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