Maryland State Vehicle Inspection
New to Maryland or just got a new used car? We can help you take care of your state inspection in no time. Just stop by a participating Goodyear Auto Service store and get your Maryland State – certified vehicle inspection so you can get back on the road.
Stores That Offer State Inspections
OUR MARYLAND VEHICLE INSPECTION SERVICES
What’s included with our Maryland state vehicle inspection?
As part of our inspection, a certified inspector will carefully check the following components to ensure they meet Maryland State safety standards:
- 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
What else should I know about vehicle inspections in Maryland?
Make sure that your vehicle is officially registered in Maryland or another state before you take it for inspection. An inspection should take about ninety minutes once work begins. After your inspection you’ll receive a report that will show which parts and systems meet Maryland’s standards.
If your vehicle passes the safety inspection we’ll give you two copies of the Maryland Inspection Certificate, or send it electronically to the MVA. Take the green copy to an MVA branch and submit it with the other documents needed to register your vehicle. Save the other copy for your records. If a dealer owns your vehicle this copy will need to be affixed to your window.
If your vehicle fails even one safety standard, you will not receive an inspection certificate. We will identify the issues on the inspection report and you must return to the same location to have it re-inspected. We’ll provide you with a list of what needs to be fixed, and discuss any services we recommend, along with their costs, so you can determine how best to proceed.
How often should I have my vehicle inspected in Maryland?
In Maryland, you don’t need to have your vehicle inspected on a regular basis, but it is a state mandate to have it inspected at certain times. Here’s when you do need to get an inspection:
- You’ve just moved to Maryland and want to register your vehicle. In this case, you have 60 days to register your vehicle and get it inspected.
- You’ve become an owner of a used vehicle. You’ll need a Maryland Safety Inspection certificate dated no more than 90 days prior to the registration date.
Why choose GAS?
The technicians at your local Goodyear Auto Service are experts at understanding the specific requirements that must be met to pass a Maryland state vehicle inspection, and will work closely with you to determine exactly what your vehicle needs to stay road-ready.