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Safety Inspection Services in Hamilton, ON

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

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:

  1. Registering a rebuilt vehicle
  2. Transferring a used vehicle to a new owner
  3. Registering a vehicle in Ontario, which has been bought in or has come from another province, territory, or country

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 informs you that your car did not meet the government’s safety requirements, please remember that you are not obligated to have your vehicle repaired at the place where the initial inspection was performed. However, within 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 or repair your vehicle to ensure that your vehicle can be driven safely after you take ownership.