Maryland State Inspection in Abingdon, Maryland

DJ’s Car Care is a certified Maryland State Inspection Facility and Emissions Repair Facility.

State inspections are required when you bring a car into the state, buy a vehicle, or have a title change. When you need a state inspection done, our professionals fully inspect your vehicle for any issues. These inspections take approximately 1.5 hours to complete and are only required once.

How do you obtain a Maryland Inspection Certificate for your vehicle?

To obtain an inspection certificate, you must have your vehicle inspected at an authorized safety inspection station in Maryland. We at DJ’s Car Care will take care of this for you. The Maryland State Police has licensed us for this inspection.

We are authorized to inspect:

  • Passenger cars;
  • Light trucks and SUV’s with a gross vehicle weight rating of 10,000 pounds or less; and
  • Trailers that are 20 feet in length or less, without air brakes.
If you consider using another Auto Repair facility you should always inquire whether they have the proper authorization to inspect your vehicle.

It is best if you schedule the safety inspection first, by phone. Also, before you take the vehicle to be inspected, ensure that it is properly registered, either in Maryland or in another state. If you are not able to register the vehicle because it has not yet received a safety inspection, you may qualify for a 30-day temporary registration that will enable you to legally drive the vehicle to the inspection station.

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 prepare and give you two copies of the Maryland Inspection Certificate. You should take the MVA copy (green) to any full service MVA branch office and submit it with the other documents needed to title and register your vehicle in Maryland. The Purchaser’s copy (goldenrod) is for your records. If a dealer owns the vehicle, the Purchaser’s copy must be affixed to the vehicle’s window.

If you want more detailed information please visit the MVA website at
As always, Feel Free to call DJ’s Care Care with any questions at 410-569-3600.