Exhaust System

Maryland requires the majority of used vehicles to obtain a safety inspection certificate before their sale or transfer. In general, it is the seller’s responsibility to get the MD State Safety Inspection Certificate. To get this certification, a licensed vehicle safety inspection station in Maryland must inspect your vehicle. The process will include an in-depth visual and mechanical inspection of your automobile (check here for a complete list). The exhaust system, including the muffler, catalytic converter, and oxygen sensor, often requires minor repairs or service to pass the safety inspection. A certificate will only be issued once the vehicle passes the inspection. Why Do Vehicles Fail the MD State Safety Inspection? There can be many reasons why a vehicle may fail a state safety inspection. A qualified mechanic can walk you through the inspection report, point out the areas of concern, and guide you to any necessary repairs. As a vehicle owner, you have the option to fix the issues yourself, have the inspection station do the repairs, or bring your automobile to a different service station for repair work. Let’s review a few components that are often responsible for a failed safety inspection. Exhaust System Components Combustion engine vehicles have a complex array of components...