By law, all new vehicles in the state of Maryland must receive an inspection to be registered. If you are new to Maryland, you will be relieved to know that your vehicle only needs to be inspected once, and not annually like many other states. But it will need to go under inspection at least once if you just moved to Maryland or just bought the car. Also, upon transfer of ownership of the car, it must receive another inspection, even if the last inspection was recent. You can trust AutoStream Car Care Center in Annapolis, Maryland, to perform your inspection, as we have certified technicians to perform the job. Inspections are important to make sure you are safe not only by inspecting your safety components but also by keeping your car registered it helps to catch thieves who may have stolen your vehicle or even to support you legally if there was a dispute over ownership.
What Happens During A Maryland Vehicle Inspection
During an inspection, the mechanic will check for general safety measures such as the brakes, steering, lights, and seat belts. The Maryland Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program also requires vehicle owners to pass a certain emission threshold in order to improve the air quality of the community. Afterward, the mechanic will provide a report detailing whether your vehicle passed or which parts contributed to the failure. Regardless of the outcome, the mechanic must provide these results to the Maryland Vehicle Administration. To prevent yourself from some unnecessary trouble, you could do a quick check yourself by visiting the Maryland State Inspection website where they list all of the components that undergo checks.
How to Handle Failing to Pass an Inspection
If your car does not meet the standards of the Maryland State Vehicle Inspection, you will need to get repairs on whichever component caused the failure and then get reinspected. What is nice about having your inspection done at AutoStream Car Care Center in Annapolis, MD is that our shop can perform both the inspection and the required repairs so you don’t need to go around hunting different shops. If you already know what needs repairs, we can provide those services before the inspection, but If you are under warranties you may need to go to the shop that offers it. Also if your car comes in for reinspection within 30 days and 1,000 miles, you will only need the defective parts to be reinspected which can save you some trouble and expenses. This process is rather simple and shouldn’t cause too much stress. Give us a call at (443) 837-6060 to learn more or visit us on 1210 Forest Drive for your inspection.