How do I obtain a Maryland Inspection Certificate for my vehicle?
To obtain an inspection certificate, you must have your vehicle inspected at an authorized safety inspection station in Maryland. The Maryland State Police has licensed approximately 1,600 of these facilities in all parts of the state.
At K & K Automotive we are authorized to inspect:
- Passenger cars
- Light trucks and SUV’s without air brakes
- Trailers without air brakes
To be safe, K & K Automotives offers proper authorization to inspect your vehicle.
Our inspection technician is Fleet Korrell Jr.
To schedule a safety inspection call (301) 663-5258.
The safety inspection should take about 1-½ hours for most vehicles once the registered inspection mechanic begins work. Certain vehicles (e.g., trailers) may take less time so it is best to check with the station. When the mechanic has finished, he will prepare an inspection report that shows the vehicle parts or systems examined and whether or not they have met Maryland’s standards.
If the vehicle meets all safety standards, the registered inspection mechanic will electronically transmit the e-inspection to the MVA. Click here to verify an e-inspection certificate has been electronically sent to the MVA.
What happens if my vehicle fails the safety inspection?
If your vehicle fails to meet even one safety standard, the Maryland Inspection Certificate cannot be issued. You must have the problem(s) identified on the station’s inspection report fixed and then have the vehicle re-inspected by the same registered inspection mechanic at the same station. You have the option of fixing the problem yourself, having the inspection station fix the problem, or taking the vehicle to another facility for repairs.
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. However, if a new defect is visually observed during the re-inspection, the newly discovered defect must also be repaired and re-inspected. See Maryland's regulations (COMAR 11.14.01.10 (A(3)) for details.
Note that the inspection station can charge you for each re-inspection unless the repair can be visually verified. If you do not have the vehicle re-inspected within 30 days or you exceed 1,000 miles, you will be required to pay for a new, complete inspection.