Safety Inspections: All you Need to Know

Xtreme Auto Repair, providing efficient and thorough safety inspections in Cambridge.

In 2016,  the Ontario Ministry of Transportation updated their safety inspection standards manual to make the safety measures far more concise and comprehensive.

The changes were made to help licensed and qualified garages (such as ourselves!) conduct efficient annual and biannual local safety inspections on cars and trucks. The Motor Vehicle Inspection Station (MVIS) program oversees these safety inspections in Cambridge to ensure that:

  • Your car is structurally sound and meets certified safety standards
  • A used car purchase is safe for the roads
  • Problem areas are noted and fixed
  • A preventative measure is in place to limit potential accidents and unsafe events

How it works

These mandatory safety inspections are conducted once a year or more frequently depending on the type of vehicle you have. The safety inspection is designed to catch even the slightest problems that can contribute to your safety while driving in various kinds of conditions.

This can include anything from tire pressure to loose or missing components in your vehicle.

We make sure to thoroughly look...

  • Under your hood
  • Inside your car
  • Under your car
  • On the body of your car

… to ensure that everything is in tip-top shape.

Why it’s important

Vehicles that do not make the cut should simply not be on the road. Maybe you have a charming 1987 Dynasty that you absolutely can’t let go of… but remember, the more you put off that safety inspection, the more you are a danger on the road!

Plus, you have to think of it like this: in the colder months of the year, cars are subject to a lot more wear and tear and there’s a lot less traction on the road. The last thing you want is to have your car working against you! It can lead to a pretty bad accident, simply because you neglected the mandatory safety inspection.

We proudly service the safety inspection needs of our clients  in Central Ontario, Southern Ontario, the Greater Toronto Area, and surrounding areas. If it’s time for a local safety inspection in Cambridge, please give us a call today to book an appointment!

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