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Vehicle Safety Inspections

Does Your Car Need to Be Safety Inspected?

Safety Standard Certificates (yellow stickers) are required when transferring a used car to a new owner, or registering a car in Ontario that was previously registered in another province or country.

Bemac’s trained team of mechanics will thoroughly inspect your vehicle for any safety concerns and have it back to you fast. Book a service appointment today to have your used or out-of-province vehicle inspected!

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What is Included in a Car Safety Inspection?

Vehicle safety inspections are a comprehensive look at the various components and systems within a vehicle to ensure that it’s roadworthy. The vehicle inspection is performed by certified technicians (like those at Bemac) who meticulously inspect the vehicle for any potential safety concerns. 

While the specifics of a vehicle inspection may vary depending on the location and regulations, typical areas covered in the inspection include:

  • Braking System: Technicians check the brake pads, rotors, calipers, and brake lines to ensure the braking system is functioning correctly and capable of stopping the vehicle safely.
  • Suspension and Steering: This part of the inspection involves examining the suspension components, shocks, struts, and steering linkage to ensure proper handling and stability on the road.
  • Tires: The condition and tread depth of the tires are inspected to ensure they provide adequate traction and are not worn out, which could compromise safety.
  • Lights and Signals: All lights, including headlights, taillights, turn signals, and brake lights, are checked to ensure they are working correctly, promoting visibility and communication with other drivers.
  • Exhaust System: Technicians inspect the exhaust system for leaks or damages that could lead to harmful emissions or potential hazards.
  • Seatbelts: Seatbelts are examined to verify that they are in good condition and function as intended to protect passengers in the event of an accident.
  • Windshield and Mirrors: The windshield is inspected for cracks or chips that could obstruct the driver’s view. Additionally, mirrors are checked to ensure proper visibility.

Why Do You Need a Car Safety Inspection?

You can’t put a licence plate on a vehicle without a safety standards certificate. The Ontario government requires that you need a vehicle inspection and safety standards certificate if you are:

  • Registering a rebuilt vehicle
  • Transferring a used vehicle to a new owner
  • Registering a vehicle in Ontario that was brought from another province, territory, or country
  • Changing the vehicles’ status from unfit to fit

Vehicle safety inspections and a safety standard certificate are essential for several reasons:

  1. Compliance with Regulations: In Ontario, car safety inspections are mandated by law to ensure vehicles on the road meet specific safety standards. Complying with these regulations helps maintain a safe environment for all road users.
  2. Ensuring Roadworthiness: Regular vehicle safety inspections help identify potential issues before they become major problems. Addressing these concerns promptly ensures that your vehicle remains in good working condition and minimizes the risk of accidents.
  3. Peace of Mind: Knowing that your main transportation method has undergone a thorough vehicle inspection provides peace of mind to both the driver and passengers, knowing that the vehicle is safe and reliable on the road.

About Bemac

Bemac is a trusted name in the Ottawa region for comprehensive and reliable car safety inspections. With a team of experienced and certified technicians, Bemac ensures that your vehicle undergoes a meticulous inspection adhering to the highest safety standards.

Our commitment to customer satisfaction and safety has made us a preferred choice among car owners in the Ottawa area. Whether you need a vehicle safety inspection for your personal vehicle, commercial fleet, or pre-purchase inspection, Bemac provides expert services that prioritize your safety and the safety of others on the road.