Do you need a Maryland state inspection?
buy Your dream Car?
Two reason that everyone needs a Maryland State vehicle inspection.
What is a Maryland State Inspection and why you need to have it
The Maryland car inspection is a set of safety standards mandated by the motor vehicles administration to ensure that your vehicle is safe to be on the road. A Maryland state vehicle inspection is required to register any passenger cars, Light trucks and SUV’s and Trailers that are no longer than 20 feet in length without air brakes. There are two main reasons for you to have a Maryland car inspection done. If you have recently purchase a used car from a private owner or have just moved from another state. One of the biggest benefits to Maryland residents is that the state inspection is only required once for the lifetime of your registered vehicle. That does not apply if you sell or transfer the car to anyone else.
Maryland State vehicle Inspections are required to ensure your vehicle is safe to function out on the road. An inspection will cover all major features of your vehicle, including its brakes, exhaust, safety features, lights, steering and more. It also ensures that any vehicle modifications fall within legal limits, such as the placement or degree of window tinting. Typically, an inspection takes about an hour. If your vehicle passes the inspection, you’re ready to hit the Maryland roadways. If it fails, however, you’ll need to schedule a service appointment with Hi-Tech Auto Repair right away for a re-inspection.
When do you need an Maryland State Inspection?
If your vehicle is registered in another state and you’re seeking to transfer registration to Maryland. You have 60 days to complete the registration and pass inspection in this situation.
If, as a Maryland resident, you buy or receive a used car as part of a transaction, it must pass inspection within 90 days of transferring the title. Even if the car was inspected previously that year, the transaction triggers a need for inspection.
Getting the repairs done to pass the Maryland State Inspection
If you’re the proud owner of a new-to-you vehicle, make sure you’re setting up an inspection appointment. Hi-Tech Auto Repair is ready to take care of the inspection and any subsequent repairs you may need to hit the road with peace of mind.
What To Expect
Frequently Asked Questions about Maryland State Inspections
Is the Maryland State Inspection the same as the Maryland Emmissions inspection?
No, the safety inspection is done to test all the safety components of your automobile. The Emissions test are done to determine pollutant emissions from your engine. You can learn more about Emission services on our Emissions page.