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Maryland State Inspections

Maryland State Inspections in Gaithersburg, MD

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When it comes time for a state inspection, you need to seek service from a certified state inspection site. Winkler Automotive Service Center is certified to conduct Maryland state inspections for customers in Gaithersburg, MD, Germantown, MD, and Rockville, MD.

Call (301) 258-2774 or schedule your service online. To make an appointment through our website, simply choose "Vehicle Inspection" from the drop-down and choose your desired date and time.

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Maryland State Inspection Checklist

There are up to 100 different items that get checked during a Maryland Safety Inspection. This can take the inspector approximately 2-3 hours to complete. Below are a few items you should check before bringing your vehicle to us:

MD State Inspection in Gaithersburg, MD
  • Doors—make sure all doors open and close from the inside and out
  • Windows—driver’s side window needs to be operational, in the event that hand signals need to be used
  • Windshield—windshields need to be free from chips and cracks
  • Seatbelts—all seatbelts need to latch and unlatch as designed
  • Lug nuts--check to make sure all lug nuts are present
  • Lights-check to make sure all exterior lights work, including tag lights, brake lights, fog lights (if equipped), turn signals, head lights, etc, and that lenses are not broken
  • Wipers—check wiper blade condition and make sure they can clear the windshield
  • Mirrors—mirrors must be present and functional. Power mirrors must operate by switch in any direction.
  • Seat operation—drivers seat needs to adjust/function as designed
  • Rust-body panels can have no rust holes or jagged edges
  • Hood-ensure hood opens easily and will latch securely

This is just a handful of items we check during a Maryland State Safety Inspection. Some of these you may be able to repair yourself, saving you time, and money. If you have any questions about the inspection process, give us a call now at (301) 258-2774.

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Phone: (301) 258-2774
Address: 401 E. Diamond Ave.
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
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