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Automobile Inspection Stations

In most states, your vehicle must be taken to an inspection station every year or two to make sure it meets government regulations and emissions requirements. Below is a list of terms you should be familiar with the next time you need to get your car tested.

  • Oil Change - Generally speaking, you should always check your mileage and make sure you have your car or truck's oil replaced every two to three thousand miles. This can be done at a wide variety of auto repair centers. Once mechanics have changed your oil, they will often put a sticker on your windshield to let you know when you will have to return.
  • Brake Check - This is a test of your car's braking efficiency. Mechanics will look at your brake pads for wear to determine whether they need to be replaced. They will also look to make sure you have enough brake fluid.
  • Signal Test - A standard car check-up will also include a signal test. Mechanics at the station will look to make sure all of your headlights, lamps, brake lights, and blinkers are in good working order.
  • Vehicle Emissions Control - The study and practice of reducing harmful auto emissions. During an authorized emissions inspection, also known as a smog check, mechanics will measure the amount of harmful emissions emanating from your vehicle to make sure they do not exceed state and EPA requirements. Certification - All new cars and trucks must be be manufactured to meet United States Environmental Protection Agency or more stringent California emissions and safety standards.
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    Carchex
    Hunt Valley, MD 21031
    Make sure your car is always safe on the road with help from our local Bowie area automobile inspection stations. Get smog tests, repairs, and other quality services from our inspection stations.
     
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    Chevy Chase Citgo Station
    8505 Connecticut Ave, Chevy Chase, MD 20815
    Rely on us for quality automotive services. Offering basic car maintenance, engine repair, auto computer diagnostics, and more. All of our auto repairs are guaranteed for twelve months or 12,000 miles.
    (301) 654-8234
    BP Service Stations
    9109 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21042
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    (410) 465-9828
     
    User Review: "Excellent service and no wait, great for those on a right schedule. Highly recommended."
    Auto Stop
    3808 S Four Mile Run Dr, Arlington, VA 22206
    Family owned and operated, we have been serving the Northern VA and DC metro area since 1995. Auto Stop is a full service automotive repair company with factory trained and ASE certified technicians.
    (703) 931-4575
    Shell
    7111 Crain Hwy, Bowie, MD 20715
    (301) 262-1811
    Bowie Shell
    15651 Annapolis Rd, Bowie, MD 20715
    (301) 262-8055
    Waugh Chapel Towing & Auto Repair
    750 State Route 3 S Ste 1, Gambrills, MD 21054
    (410) 721-7220
    English Auto Ll
    8270 Lokus Rd Ste 101, Odenton, MD 21113
    (410) 672-0791
    Carr Appraisal
    Bowie, MD 20721
    (301) 249-1116
    Pep Boys Auto Parts & Service
    13344 Laurel Bowie Rd, Laurel, MD 20708
    (301) 498-1333
    AAMCO Transmissions & Total Car Care
    7596 Annapolis Rd, Lanham, MD 20706
    (301) 459-5100
    Proctor's Auto Service Center
    7594 Annapolis Rd, Lanham, MD 20706
    (301) 577-2133
    Catlett's Service Center
    537 W Central Ave, Davidsonville, MD 21035
    (301) 261-7505
    Crownsville Automotive
    1226 Generals Hwy, Crownsville, MD 21032
    (410) 923-6995
    Harbor Auto Center
    1229 Generals Hwy, Crownsville, MD 21032
    (410) 923-2482
    Pep Boys Auto Parts & Service
    6825 Annapolis Rd, Hyattsville, MD 20784
    (301) 341-2100


    If you own your own car, then the motor vehicle department in your city or state or your insurance company might have vehicle requirements that your car has to meet to ensure its safety and that it meets vehicle emissions standards. Getting an inspection that shows your car is safe can affect the deductibles on your insurance policy and can affect the claims that you might make in the future. This makes it necessary for you to find an automobile inspection center that has plenty of experience. If your insurance company does not provide you with a list of motor vehicle stations in your area that you can choose from, then you will need to know what questions to ask the inspectors. First, find out how long the automotive station has been in business. Authorized automotive stations with several years of testing experience should be able to provide the services you need. Ask the companies if they have inspectors that can test your car and provide stickers of authorized inspection that you can give you're your insurance company. While you need an automotive center with lots of experience, you should also compare the prices of using the different companies. Ask them if you will have to pay any fees for the service or if they have arrangements with your insurance company so that you do not have to pay out of pocket for the safety tests that you have to get to make sure that your car meets the insurance company's standards.
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