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INSPECTIONS & EMISSIONS

Working Hours
  • Mon 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Tue 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Wed 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Thu 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Fri 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

INSPECTIONS & EMISSIONS

Some states require regular safety inspections and/or emissions inspections on cars and trucks. At Hill's Auto Repair, we are well-equipped and trained to perform these inspections. Our technicians can also perform multi-point inspections on your vehicles as needed.

These are some of the inspection services we offer.


MD State Inspection Station
MD state inspection stations are privately owned, but government certified, inspection stations throughout MD. Hill's Auto Repair is a MD state inspection station. For your state inspection needs visit or call our auto shop at 301-769-2400.

Exhaust Questions and Answers

Q: What is a rough idle?
A: A rough idle describes a vehicle's engine with spark plugs that are not firing correctly when the vehicle is in park, with no gas applied. Most vehicles idle between 600 and 1,200 RPM and should hold their idle speed consistently.

Q: Why is smoke coming out of my tailpipe?
A: The most common reason for thick smoke coming out of your car's exhaust pipe is the fuel to air ratio in your engine is too rich. This means that the fuel injectors are either adding too much fuel or that the intake valves aren't letting enough air in. This is caused by a cracked or leaking fuel injector, a failing O2 sensor, or air filter that needs replacing.

Catalytic Converter Questions and Answers

Q: Can I drive with the catalytic converter light on?
A: A bad catalytic converter can increase your car's exhaust emissions, but it does not prevent you from driving. At Hill's Auto Repair we know this is true. A clogged catalytic converter will eventually affect the performance of your vehicle in Bushwood, Avenue, Chaptico and Clements. Exhaust gases will not escape easily and create an increase in exhaust gas pressure. The buildup in pressure can lead to high-cost repair bills in the future.

Q: What can cause a catalytic converter light to come on?
A: A catalytic converter helps reduce harmful engine emissions from entering the air by breaking down the harmful byproduct of internal combustion into less-harmful compounds. If your catalytic converter isn't working properly the check engine light will come on. The most common causes for a catalytic convert warning light to display are a clogged, cracked or melted converter. Sometimes the problem isn't the catalytic converter at all but an exhaust leak letting gases out of the system before it reaches the converter.

To learn more about our Inspection and Emission services, call us at 301-769-2400 or request a quote by clicking below:


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04/20/2022

Got MD inspection and Hill's Auto was excellent to work with. Very professional and prompt repair work was available and done in a timely manner.



What People Say About Us

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    , 09/25/2023

    These guys are great! It is such a relief to finally find an honest shop. I will be using them again.

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    , 09/07/2023

    HIGHLY RECOMMEND Hill's Auto Repair!

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    , 09/06/2023

    They do great work here.

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    , 09/04/2023

    I was quoted $1,800 for this job at Mr Tire Hills. Got me on the road for $200 they now have a lifelong customer great job.

  • , 08/27/2023

    Great tune up, the truck runs like it's brand new! As always they do the repair(s) right the first time. I will not take my vehicles anywhere else but Hill's Auto!

  • , 08/12/2023

    We are a two generation family of Jerry and Hills Auto Service. Quite simply, Jerry and his team are THE BEST auto repair facility for both new and antique vehicles. My Mom and Dad service their BMW and Lexus there, despite having prepaid maintenance plans because we trust Jerry and his team 150%. I've rebuilt almost a dozen antique cars over the year with Hills, from a 1975 Ford Mustang II to a 1991 Mercury Capri. Nothing is too difficult or complicated for their team to fix. And their ability to source parts for older vehicles is amazing. They are like family to us and I recommend Hills very, very highly. Don't go anywhere else - honesty, competitive pricing, and excellent service is always at Hills.

Call us for service: 301-769-2400

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