Finding the right Maryland State Inspection Station
There are several ways to find Maryland State Inspection stations in your area.
1. Ask Google
Certainly, the easiest way is to ask Google.
“Find Maryland State Inspection Station Near Me”
This would return multiple results. “Google organizes your result based on reviews made by others as well as their relevance to your question”, says Isaac from MetaLinkd, SEO agency in Rockville, MD. Make sure to read some of the reviews and check their listed services to ensure that the shop serves Maryland State Inspection services for your vehicle.
Google will also provide you with lists from other sites such as Yelp. Be sure to double check that these shops indeed provide these services by giving them a call.
2. Check on State of Maryland’s official site
This would be appropriate if you aren’t in any rush to find accredited Maryland State Inspection Stations. You can either search by name of the shop or based on your location (for example, Salisbury).
You’ll find a result that shows names of the shops, addresses, phone number, and their class of inspection license.
What to Expect For Your Car Inspection
Taking your car to get inspected is similar to going to the doctor’s to get a yearly physical. So, you should know what’s expected and how to best prepare for the outcomes.
- The safety inspection usually takes about 1-½ hours for most vehicles once the registered inspection mechanic begins work.
- If the vehicle meets all safety standards, the registered inspection mechanic will prepare and give you two copies of the Maryland Inspection Certificate.
- If the vehicle fails to meet all safety standards, all the issues listed by the mechanic must be fixed and then have the vehicle re-inspected by the same registered inspection mechanic at the same station.
- If the vehicle is re-inspected within 30 days after the original inspection date and you have driven it less than 1,000 miles, the inspection station will only need to inspect the defective equipment identified during the initial inspection. If you go past these limitations, you will have to pay a reinspection fee.
For more details, visit MVA’s site for the guidelines on your Maryland State Inspection.
A&C Auto Center (www.ancautocenter.com) is an accredited Maryland State Inspection Station located in Salisbury, MD. We serve over 300 car inspections per month for the state of Maryland. We provide full repair services, and almost all of our clients get their services done at our station.
If you have any questions regarding our services, give us a call! We offer a great guide on auto repair services on our blog.