Safety Inspection Service
at Right Way Auto Repair in Hamilton, ON

Safety Inspection Service at Right Way Auto Repair in Hamilton, ON

Right Way Auto Repair is a certified Motor Vehicle Inspection Station. This means that our operators can conduct the mandatory motor vehicle safety inspections required to certify that vehicles meet the minimum safety requirements as well as issue a Safety Standards Certificate once the vehicle passes the inspection.

You can buy and register a vehicle without a safety standards certificate but cannot get license plates on a vehicle and drive without one.

A Safety Standards Certificate confirms that your vehicle meets the minimum safety standards on the date the certificate was issued; however, the certificate is not a warranty or guarantee of the vehicle's condition, or that the vehicle will stay fit for any certain period.

You need a safety standard inspection and certificate if you are attempting the following:

  • Registering a rebuilt vehicle
  • Transferring a used vehicle to a new owner
  • Registering a vehicle in Ontario, which has been bought in or has come from another province, territory, or country
  • Changing the status of a vehicle from unfit to fit

A Safety Standards Certificate is valid for 36 days after the inspection. During this period, the vehicle can be given a license plate and sold to the new owner. If 36 days have passed and the car has not been given a plate, it must be re-inspected and re-certified.

You can buy and register a vehicle without a safety certificate. However, it is highly recommended that the seller provides you with the Safety Standards Certificate. Without the safety certificate, you cannot legally drive the car.

When a mechanic tells you that your car has failed the safety standards, please remember that you are not obligated to have your vehicle repaired at the place where the initial inspection was performed. However, if you do not wish to incur any additional inspection fees, after ten days, you must return the vehicle to the original Motor Vehicle Inspection Station for a re-inspection of the repaired items and issuance of the Safety Standards Certificate. In this case, no additional fee will be charged for the re-inspection.

If your vehicle needs a Safety Inspection or has failed one, contact us online or call us at (905) 381-9285 to schedule an appointment. Our qualified technicians will perform an unbiased safety inspection to ensure that your vehicle can be driven safely after you take ownership, or a list of items will be prepared that need to be repaired for fixing it.