By KAREN MASTERSON
A Hagerstown automotive shop can now inspect, order a new title and issue license plates all under the same roof.
For $30, car owners can skip the trip to the Motor Vehicle Administration and get their title and license plates from Frederick Street Automotive Inc., according to shop manager Allen Stone.
Add another $42 and the shop will also provide an inspection.
Frederick Street Automotive, which specializes in transmissions and air conditioning, has been a Maryland state inspection station for years. Now it's the only place in Washington County where car owners can receive the tag and title service outside MVA.
The shop was approved to start the electronic registration service Monday with the help of a California company called Computer Vehicle Registration. CVR, along with VIN-NET, won bids from the state to provide the MVA link.