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12901 Wisteria Dr
Germantown, MD 20874

Maryland State Inspections

When it comes time for a state inspection, you need to seek service from a certified state inspection site. Germantown Shell Service Center is certified to conduct Maryland state inspections for customers in Germantown, Clarksburg, and Gaithersburg, MD. Give us a call now at (301) 972-9390 or schedule your appointment online.

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Maryland State Inspections in Germantown, MD

Maryland State Inspection Checklist

During a state inspection, vehicles weighing equal to or less than 10,000 pounds will need to have the following components checked:

  • Steering system
  • Wheel alignment
  • Brake system
  • Wheels/tires
  • Fuel system
  • Exhaust system
  • Bumpers
  • Motor mounts
  • Fenders
  • Lights
  • Electrical system
  • Mirrors
  • Glazing (windows)
  • Wipers
  • Hood / catches
  • Gear shift indicator
  • Wipers
  • Hood / catches
  • Door handle latches
  • Floor / trunk pans
  • Speedometer / odometer
  • Driver seat
  • Safety belts
  • Universal and CV (constant velocity) joints
  • Emissions equipment

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In the state of Maryland, an emissions inspection is periodically required for most vehicles. Our emissions inspection consists of engine diagnostics and other troubleshooting and covers diesel-powered vehicles and regular gasoline-powered vehicles.

The Facts about MD State Inspections

  • To register a vehicle in Maryland, drivers must receive an inspection certificate.
  • Inspection certificates can only be awarded by licensed Maryland inspection stations.
  • New residents of Maryland have 60 days to register their vehicles before automatically forfeiting any tax credit or titling tax paid in another state.
  • Most sellers of used cars are required to have a vehicle undergo a safety inspection before the automobile can be sold.

Whenever you buy a used vehicle, make sure you obtain the inspection certificate from the seller. In addition, be attentive to when your periodic emissions inspection is due. Remember, year-round preventive maintenance can help prolong the life of your vehicle while preventing the discovery of necessary repairs during your state inspection.

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