Maryland State Inspection

INSPECTION SERVICES BALTIMORE MD

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MARYLAND STATE INSPECTION CHECKLIST

A list of items that will be inspected are listed in every authorized state inspection facility and can be found below for your convenience. During each state safety inspection, our team must:

1.OBTAIN VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER AND ODOMETER READING
2. INSPECT STEERING FOR:
(A) STEERING WHEEL CONDITION
(B) STEERING COLUMN CONDITION
(C) LASH
(D) TRAVEL FOR JAMMING OR BINDING
(E) LINKAGE FOR EXCESSIVE FREE PLAY
(F) POWER STEERING CONDITION
(G) VEHICLE MUST BE ROAD TESTED
3. INSPECT WHEEL ALIGNMENT FOR:
(A) TOE READING
(B) CASTER AND CAMBER ONLY IF ROAD TEST INDICATES
(C) REAR WHEEL ALIGNMENT & AXLE
4. INSPECT SUSPENSION FOR:
(A) BALL JOINT WEAR
(B) KING PIN OR SPINDLE BOLT CONDITION
(C) WHEEL BEARING CONDITION
(D) SPRINGS AND TORSION BAR CONDITION
(E) SHOCK ABSORBER OR STRUT CONDITION
5. INSPECT BRAKE SYSTEMS FOR:
(A) STOPPING DISTANCE, EITHER ROAD TEST OR DECELEROMETER
(B) HYDRAULIC SYSTEM CONDITION
(C) DRUM AND DISC CONDITION
(D) LINING AND PAD CONDITION 2/32 I- NCH GENERAL MINIMUM
(E) GENERAL CONDITION OF MECHANICAL LINKAGE
(F) VACUUM OR HYDRAULIC BOOSTER SYSTEM
(G) CONDITION
(H) PARKING BRAKE FUNCTION
6. INSPECT TIRES AND WHEELS FOR:
(A) CONDITION OF TIRES, SIZE, TYPE AND TREAD DEPTH
(B) CONDITION OF WHEELS, NUTS, STUDS, OR LUGS
7. INSPECT FUEL SYSTEM FOR:
(A) FUEL TANK CONDITION AND LEAKS
(B) CHOKE, HAND THROTTLE AND ACCELERATOR OPERATION
8. INSPECT EXHAUST SYSTEM FOR:
(A) CONDITION OF MANIFOLD, ALL PIPING, MUFFLER, RESONATOR, AND THE TAIL PIPING. TO INCLUDE LEAKS AND PROPER MOUNTING
9. INSPECT BUMPERS FOR:
(A) CONDITION OF BUMPERS INCLUDING HEIGHT AND PROPER MOUNTING
10. INSPECT FENDERS FOR:
(A) CONDITION OF FENDERS TO INCLUDE MOUNTING AND COVERAGE OF WHEELS AND TIRES
11. INSPECT LIGHTING FOR:
(A) CONDITION AND FUNCTION OF OF ALL ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT LIGHTING AND WHATEVER ADDED LIGHTS ARE AUTHORIZED
(B) INSPECT HEAD LIGHTS FOR CONDITION, CANDLE POWER OUTPUT AND AIM
(C) INSPECT AUXILIARY OR FOG LIGHTS FOR AIM AND PROPER MOUNTING
12. INSPECT MIRRORS FOR:
(A) CONDITION OF MIRRORS TO INCLUDE UNOBSTRUCTED VIEW OF BOTH INSIDE AND OUTSIDE MIRRORS WHEN REQUIRED
13. INSPECT VEHICLE GLAZING FOR:
(A) PROPER MATERIALS USED FOR SPECIFIC LOCATIONS
(B) OPERATION OF DRIVER WINDOW
(C) DAMAGE THAT EXCEEDS ALLOWABLE LIMITS
(D) TINTING NOT INCORPORATED INTO THE GLAZING EXCEPT AS NOTED IN THE PROCEDURES
14. INSPECT WINDSHIELD WIPERS FOR:
(A) SATISFACTORY OPERATION AND CONDITION OF ARMS AND BLADES
15. INSPECT HOOD/CATCHES FOR:
(A) CONDITION AND PROPER FUNCTION OF HOOD FOR FULL CLOSURE
16. INSPECT DOORS, HANDLES, AND LATCHES FOR:
(A) CONDITION AND PROPER FUNCTION OF ALL DOORS, LATCHES, HINGES, AND HANDLES
17. INSPECT FLOOR AND TRUNK FOR:
(A) HOLES OR RUSTED OUT AND WEAKENED CONDITIONS IN FLOOR OR TRUNK PAN
18. INSPECT SPEEDOMETER AND ODOMETER FOR:
(A) OPERATION AND LEGIBILITY
(B) REGISTER IN MPH OR KILOMETERS
19. INSPECT ELECTRICAL SYSTEM FOR:
(A) PROPER CONDITION AND FUNCTION OF HORN
(B) CONDITION OF WIRING AND SWITCHES
(C) NEUTRAL SAFETY SWITCH IN AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS ONLY
(D) CONDITION OF BATTERY CABLES AND HOLD DOWN 
20. INSPECT DRIVERS SEAT FOR:
(A) PRESENCE, CONDITION, AND MOUNTING
21. INSPECT SAFETY BELTS FOR:
(A) PRESENCE, CONDITION, AND OPERATION AND MOUNTING
22. INSPECT MOTOR MOUNTS:
(A) IF ORIGINALLY MANUFACTURED WITH; CHECK PRESENCE AND CONDITION
23. INSPECT GEAR SELECTION INDICATOR FOR:
(A) PROPER INDICATION OF CORRECT POSITION
24. INSPECT UNIVERSAL JOINTS / CONSTANT VELOCITY JOINTS FOR:
(A) ATTACHMENT AND WORN, DAMAGED, OR LOOSE JOINTS
(B) TORN OF DAMAGED CV BOOTS
25. INSPECT EMISSIONS EQUIPMENT FOR PRESENCE AND PROPER CONNECTION:
(A) CATALYTIC CONVERTER
(B) POSITIVE CRANKCASE VENTILATION
(C) AIR INJECTION SYSTEM
(D) EXHAUST GAS RECIRCULATION SYSTEM
(E) EVAPORATIVE EMISSIONS SYSTEM 

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