The state of Maryland requires that used cars undergo a safety inspection if you are transferring ownership to another non-immediate family member or if you are moving into Maryland from another state. We are certified to perform Maryland Safety Inspections. Find out more about what’s involved in the inspection.
MVA Safety Inspection:
You need an Maryland safety inspection if:
- You just moved into Maryland and need to register your car.
- You are selling or transferring a car to someone other than a spouse, parent or child.
If you meet one of these criteria, you’ve landed at the right place. We are a certified Maryland State Inspection Station and can perform the Maryland Safety Inspection for you. Our Maryland State Safety inspections are performed on dry days and take about 90 minutes to complete.
A skilled technician road tests the vehicle and then goes through a multi-point inspection — performing all the inspection items to the Maryland standard. If you are buying a vehicle that has not been inspected, we strongly recommend that you have it inspected first before agreeing to purchase the vehicle.
This is a very detailed inspection, so it is an excellent indicator of the condition of the vehicle you are planning to purchase.
7 Good Reasons to Get Your Maryland Safety Inspection Certificate at BA Auto Care
We know that convenience is important to you, so we offer 3 options: You can choose to wait in our clean, comfortable waiting area – the service takes about 90 minutes • Use our FREE Courtesy Shuttle or • Take advantage of our 24 hour drop-off service. With 18 service bays, we’ll be able to meet your scheduling needs.
You’ll get great service. In fact, our friendly staff and certified auto mechanics have won awards for outstanding customer service.
We service American, Asian, and European cars. If you are driving it, chances are we service it! The Maryland Safety Inspection offers a great way to get to know us – so you won’t have to risk getting a major repair from an auto repair shop you’re not familiar with.
You’ll get a great price. Our $98 price for the MVA inspection reflects a 72% discount off our normal labor rates.
You can trust us to look out for you. We’ve been in business for over 40 years because we always put our customers first. In fact, we’ve been recognized as Howard County’s best auto shop for over 25 years. Best of all, we have an auto repair team of ASE certified technicians, the recognized certification when it comes to auto service and repairs.
In the unfortunate instance where your vehicle doesn’t pass inspection and requires servicing, our full-service repair shop can take of it for you. You won’t have to find another facility. But the good news is, most cars pass the safety inspection.
We also provide repairs for those who fail the emissions inspection.
If you would like to do a quick pre-inspection check on your own, just download our free e-booklet by completing the form on this page. It can help to provide an extra level of comfort and let you know exactly what we’ll be reviewing during the inspection.