Auto shop accused of handing out fake inspections

Investigators started surveillance at the Kwik Kar Lube & Tune shop on Richmond after receiving a complaint.

February 3, 2012 7:34:35 AM PST
One auto shop here in Houston is accused of passing cars on state inspections without looking at the vehicles.

The Department of Public Safety says the Kwik Kar Lube and Tune on Richmond and Yorktown put new inspection stickers on at least 10 vehicles without performing a full inspection. Investigators started surveillance on the shop after receiving a complaint.

They say employees attached the analyzer to vehicles but did not do a proper inspection. DPS warns drivers to always ask for an inspection report on their vehicles, including the VIN.

You should also get a sticker which expires one year from the month your vehicle is inspected. If the inspection costs more or less than $39, there could be a problem.