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What is vehicle test?

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Good day all, I will soon move to STX and be looking for a car. In the beginning I was looking for a beater that will get me around until I am better settled. BUT, I noticed in a couple Craigslist listings, the seller mentioned the vehicle will be able to pass some sort of test. I don't want to get the shaft and end up with a vehicle that I won't be able to license or have to dump money into to get it there. Could someone please provide a little education on this "test?" Thanks!

Topic starter Posted : January 27, 2011 6:20 am

Some insurance companies require your car to pass a mechanical inspection done by most any garage.
The DMV does a safety inspection for lights, horn, turn signals, wipers, windshield, too dark window tint, etc.
Don't buy without seeing car!!!!!!
Would recommend having car checked out by mechanic!

Posted : January 27, 2011 9:58 am
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The older cars are a target of many of the insurance companies. Call your insurance company to see if they require a check before they insure.

Next if you want some help get a mechanic to look at it.


Posted : January 28, 2011 10:43 am
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