Authorized Maryland State Inspections

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The process of a Maryland State Inspection is pretty simple when you go to the right place and are equipped with knowledge. We’re proud to be a certified Maryland State Inspection station and here to guide you every step of the way. If you find yourself in the position of needing a Maryland State Inspection, you’re probably facing one of these scenarios:
- You just moved to Maryland (Maryland law states you have 60 days to have the certification completed)
- You bought, were gifted or inherited a vehicle. (Maryland law states you have 90 days to have the certification completed)

What is done during a Maryland State Inspection?

As a general overview, a Maryland State Inspection includes examining the integrity and function of the brakes, steering, lights, wheel alignment, exhaust, safety belts and other crucial components. Here at M&L Truck Service, we take the legal checks a step further by doing an overall check on your vehicle. We give you our recommendations and you choose what you would like us to do.

For a further breakdown of some of the required checklist items during a Maryland State Inspection, see the chart below based on your vehicle type:

 

Vehicles equal to or less than 10,000 pounds: Vehicles over 10,000 pounds: Motorcycle and 3-wheel MPV: Trailers:
• Steering system
• Wheel alignment
• Suspension
• Brake system
• Wheels / tires
• Fuel system
• Exhaust system
• Bumpers
• Fenders
• Lights
• Electrical system
• Mirrors
• Glazing (windows)
• Wipers
• 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
• Steering system
• Wheel alignment
• Suspension
• Brake system
• Wheels / tires
• Fuel system
• Exhaust system
• Bumpers / rear frame
• Rear wheel flaps
• Fenders
• Lights
• Electrical system
• Mirrors
• Glazing (windows)
• Wipers
• Hood / catches
• Door handle latches
• Floor / trunk pans
• Speedometer / odometer
• Steering system
• Frame
• Brake system
• Wheels / tires
• Fuel system
• Exhaust system
• Lights
• Electrical system
• Mirrors
• Windshield
• Passenger items (hand hold and foot rest)
• Body items (seat, engine mounts, stand, chain and guard, fenders)
• Speedometer / odometer
• Hitches
• Suspension
• Brake system
• Emergency brakes
• Wheels / tires
• Rear metal frame
• Rear wheel flaps
• Lights
• Electrical system
• Fenders

 

For more information: Visit the Maryland Vehicle Administration’s website. 

How long does a Maryland State Inspection take?

We agree that no one enjoys sitting in a waiting room not knowing how long a service will take. That’s why we offer complete transparency at M&L Truck Service. The length of time to complete a Maryland State Inspection depends on the vehicle type. Here’s a breakdown of service time:

  • A standard vehicle will typically only take 2 hours.
  • A truck with 3 axles will typically take up to 4.5 hours.
  • A vehicle with 4 axles could take up to 5 hours.

 

We know you have many options when it comes to choosing a Maryland State Inspection station. We’re proud to bring transparency and excellent customer service to every inspection we perform here at M&L Truck service. Give us a call today or use our appointment request form to schedule your inspection.