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(301) 262-8055
15651 Annapolis Road • Bowie MD 20715

Maryland State Inspections

When it comes time for a state inspection, you need to seek service from a certified state inspection site. Bowie Shell is certified to conduct Maryland state inspections for customers in Bowie, Crofton, Annapolis, and surrounding areas of Maryland.

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Maryland State Inspection Checklist

During a state inspection, vehicles weighing less than 10,000 pounds will need to have the following components checked:

  • Steering system
  • Wheel alignment
  • Brake system
  • Wheels / tires
  • Fuel system
  • Exhaust system
  • Bumpers
  • Motor mounts
  • Fenders
  • Lights
  • Electrical system
  • Mirrors
  • Glazing (windows)
  • Wipers
  • Hood / catches
  • Gear shift indicator
  • Door handle latches
  • Floor / trunk pans
  • Speedometer / odometer
  • Driver seat
  • Safety belts
  • Universal and CV (constant velocity) joints
  • Emissions equipment


Maryland State Inspections in Bowie, MD

The Facts about MD State Inspections

  • To register a vehicle in Maryland, drivers must receive an inspection certificate.
  • Inspection certificates can only be awarded by licensed Maryland inspection stations.
  • New residents of Maryland have 60 days to register their vehicles before automatically forfeiting any tax credit or titling tax paid in another state.
  • A safety inspection is required in order to obtain titles and tags for you vehicle.

Also be attentive to when your periodic emissions inspection is due. Remember, year-round preventive maintenance can help prolong the life of your vehicle while preventing the discovery of necessary repairs during your state inspection.

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