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.