Before you schedule your state inspection please keep in mind:
- Maryland State Inspection takes about 90 minutes to complete, so if you are planning to wait for your car, please be prepared to be with us about 2 hours.
- The inspection needs to be performed on a dry day.
- If you received a notice regarding an emissions inspection, that’s a different inspection that we do not handle but you can get that done at an Emission Testing Facility. Find a Maryland State facility here.
Did you just moved to Maryland and is your vehicle is registered in another state?
Then yes, you have 60 days to register your vehicle in the state of Maryland and a state inspection is required to register your vehicle.
Are you a resident of Maryland and have become an owner of a used vehicle?
If you answered yes, you will need a Maryland Safety Inspection certificate dated no more than 90 days prior to the registration date. This means even if the car you bought has already been inspected this year, you will still need to go through the inspection process again, because the certificate is only valid for 90 days.
We highly recommend that BEFORE you purchase a used vehicle that you have it inspected to ensure that that the vehicle will pass inspection. The inspection that we conduct are very detailed and will give you a good idea of what condition the vehicle is in.
What we look at during a Maryland Inspection?
Maryland inspection is performed to make sure that a vehicle meets certain minimum safety standards as established by the state. Inspection requirements may change based on weight and type of vehicle, but in most cases we inspect the following:
- Steering system
- Wheel alignment
- Brake system
- Wheels / tires
- Fuel system
- Exhaust system
- Electrical system
- Glazing (windows)
- Hood / catches
- Door handle latches
- Floor / trunk pans
- Speedometer / odometer
- Driver seat
- Safety belts
- Motor mounts
- Gear shift indicator
- Universal and CV (constant velocity) joints
- Emissions equipment