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Maryland State Inspection Checklist

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As an OFFICIAL STATE OF MARYLAND INSPECTION STATION, A Vehicle Safety Inspection is required for all used cars, trucks, tractors, trailers, motorcycles, special equipment, and class "B" for hire vehicles being titled and registered in Maryland.  
C&A Automotive Is Licensed And Registered With The State Of Maryland
Station Number 8878-A
Most used vehicles are required by Maryland Law to undergo a safety inspection prior to its sale or transfer. Generally, the seller or transferor of the vehicle is required to obtain the inspection certificate. 
To obtain an inspection certificate, you must have your vehicle inspected at an authorized safety inspection station in Maryland.  The Maryland State Police has licensed approximately 1,600 of these facilities in all parts of the state. Most stations 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. 

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These Items Will Be Inspected As Part Of Your State Inspection

The Items below will be reviewed as part of your inspection. These items are required for all vehicles with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) equal to or less than 10,000 pounds Form #23-21
√ Glazing (Window Tint)
√ Wipers
√ Hood / Catches
√ Door Handles / Latches
√ Floor / Trunk Pans
√ Speedometer / Odometer
√ Driver Seat
√ Safety Belts
√ Motor Mounts
√ Gear Shift Indicator
√ Universal & CV Joints
√ Emission Equipment
√ Electrical System
√ Mirrors
√ Fenders
√ Lights
√ Brake System
√ Steering System
√ Wheel Alignment
√ Suspension
√ Wheels / Tires
√ Fuel System
√ Exhaust System

Maryland Tint Regulations

Under the Maryland Motor Vehicle regulations, we are required to test window tint applications. Please read below the regulations describing proper tint specifications and indicate to us below whether or not you have tint applied to your vehicle windows. 

On passenger cars, convertibles, and station wagons:

  • All windows with aftermarket (added) tint must have at least 35% light transmittance. 
  • Red, yellow, amber, and reflective window tint is prohibited.  

On multipurpose vehicles, vans, and class “E” trucks that have a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) equal to or less than 10,000 pounds:

  • Windows on the driver and right front passenger doors with aftermarket (added) tint must have at least 35% light transmittance.  Red, yellow, amber, and reflective tint is prohibited on these windows.
  • All other windows can be tinted to any degree of darkness or color.  However, reflective tint is prohibited.

Note As of February 1, 2012, Limousines are not permitted to have tint on the windows right and left of the driver.

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Other Service Items To Consider

May We Help You With Other Services During Your Visit? As part of your inspection we review many items. However, having your vehicle completely serviced and road ready may increase its value. (Check all that apply) 

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