Maryland State Inspection in Abingdon, Maryland

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

Generally 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?

If the vehicle meets all safety standards and after payment, the electronic version of the certificate will be transmited to the MVA. You will also get a paper copy or a copy emailed to you of the inspectoion report.

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 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.