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MAryland State Inspection

MD State Inspections

Maryland State Inspection in Frederick, MD

The Tire Mart is an authorized state safety inspection station serving Frederick, MD, Thurmont, MD, Middletown, MD, and surrounding areas.

We are certified to inspect the following vehicles:

  • Class A (cars and trucks /passenger vehicles)
  • Class T (trailers under 2,000 lbs drawn by Class A vehicles)

E-Inspections: We're an e-inspection station, so your Maryland safety inspection certificate is electronically sent to the MVA.

Call (301) 663-3211 or schedule your service online. To make an appointment through our website, choose "Vehicle Inspection" box and pick your desired date and time. We'll get back to you to confirm the details.

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When Do I Need a Maryland State Inspection?

New Residents: If you're a new resident, you must title and register your vehicles within 60 days of residency. This keeps your vehicle(s) in compliance with Maryland laws and allows you to take advantage of a lower excise tax. To complete registration, your vehicle(s) must pass the safety inspection.

Used Car Sales: In addition, most used vehicles must pass a state safety inspection before they can be sold or transferred. The seller or transferor is generally the person who must obtain the inspection certificate, although certain vehicle classes allow the purchaser/transferee to obtain the certificate as well. An exemption exists for vehicles transferred as a gift between immediate family members. For this type of exemption, a gift certification form must be filled out instead.

Maryland State Inspection Checklist

A certified technician checks the following systems and parts during an MD state inspection:

  • Steering System
  • Wheel Alignment
  • Brake System
  • Wheels & Tires
  • Windshield
  • Fuel System
  • Exhaust System
  • Bumpers
  • Motor Mounts
  • Fenders
  • Lights
  • Electrical System
  • Mirrors
  • Glazing (Windows)
  • Wipers
  • Hood / Catches
  • Gear Shift Indicator
  • Suspension
  • Wipers
  • Hood / Catches
  • Door Handles
  • Floor / Trunk Pans
  • Speedometer / Odometer
  • Driver Seat
  • Seat Belts
  • Universal & CV  Joints
  • Emissions Equipment

Maryland safety inspections are among the most comprehensive inspections in the United States. This is one reason why preventive maintenance is so valuable throughout the life of your vehicle. In the event you ever choose to sell your car in the future, you won't want to worry about passing the state inspection.

4 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; if an inspection station is e-certified, then the inspection certificate will be sent electronically to the MVA
  • 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.

Call (301) 663-3211 or schedule your service online or in person with The Tire Mart today.

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The Tire Mart in Frederick, MD

Since opening in 1965, we have evolved to add many mechanical services. Our NAPA AutoCare Center operates out of six service bays and we perform road service as well for customers in Frederick, Thurmont, Middletown, Urbana, Walkersville, and Gaithersburg, MD, as well as surrounding areas. The Tire Mart is Frederick County's big farm tire dealership. We stock a variety of passenger and light truck tires, too. For the best in auto repairs, everything from Maryland State Inspections and Engine swaps, and everything in between, trust our ASE-certified technicians. Call us now to schedule an appointment.

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Phone: (301) 663-3211
Address: 43 Degrange St
Frederick, MD 21701

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