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    Recommended garage for safety inspection the Gaithersburg, MD area

    Hi,

    Just moved up from FL and I need to get MD safety inspection done for my e46 330i and a Subaru Forester. I know someone said that garages vary greatly in how picky they are. Can anyone recommend good experiences they've had in the Gaithersburg/Germantown/Rockville area?

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    Dan Martin's Auto Service
    8100 H Beechcraft Avenue
    Gaithersburg, MD 20879
    (301) 926-8977
    Small shop but the work is excellent; he knows BMW's very well and his prices are very good. One year warranty. Frequented by the more 'performance-driven' club members. Well-acquianted with older BMW's and M-cars. ($75/hr)
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    I'll definitely check them out. Are they an official Maryland State Safety Inspection site?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Torquewrench
    I'll definitely check them out. Are they an official Maryland State Safety Inspection site?
    I don't think he is. Call/email to verify. I believe he would send your vehicle for the 'official' MD inspection to another local shop but he could do any required repairs for you.

    http://www.danmartinsautoservice.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Torquewrench
    I'll definitely check them out. Are they an official Maryland State Safety Inspection site?
    He's not. I thought you where looking for a tech inspection for the track.
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    Does any one have a place they'd recommend? Cost, leniency, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Torquewrench
    Does any one have a place they'd recommend? Cost, leniency, etc.
    I think they all will charge about the same and 5 different shops will find 5 different things to fail you on. Since it is a one time inspection they look pretty closely. As far as leniency, what issues do you expect to have a problem with?
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    Not expecting anything, really, I just don't want to get held up if I don't have to.
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