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Maryland & Virginia State Inspections

Trust, Transparency, and Free Valet Pick-up and Return

State Inspections

What makes us different?

  • Free valet pick-up and drop-off saves time and stress
  • Complimentary video inspection of your vehicle 
  • Competitive and transparent pricing + free light clean
  • Real time text communication/updates 
  • 12,000 mile/12-month warranty


CarCare To Go offers both Maryland and Virginia state inspections to our clients. See below for more details on when you might need one, and what an inspection entails. As always, reference your state’s official Department of Motor Vehicles website for the most up to date information and FAQs.

CarCare To Go provides car maintenance and repair in three easy steps: 1. Schedule your appointment online. 2. A valet picks up your vehicle and brings it in for service. 3. After the work is done a valet returns the vehicle to you. The valet is always free and every appointment includes a free safety inspection and light hand clean. It’s as easy as ordering groceries online. You can find more detail here

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.

Moving into the state of Maryland also requires a state inspection. The safety inspection should take about 1-½ hours for most vehicles once the registered inspection mechanic begins work.

You will need an inspection when:

  • Registering an out of state vehicle
  • Purchasing a used vehicle
  • Receiving a vehicle as a gift or inheritance

Before operating a vehicle in Virginia, it must pass an annual safety inspection and display a valid safety inspection sticker. Be warned: if you drive your vehicle without an inspection sticker, you may be ticketed by law enforcement. A conviction for violating Virginia inspection laws could result in a fine and be posted to your driving record. For information about safety inspections, or to find safety inspection stations near you, contact the Virginia State Police at or (804) 674-6774.

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