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At Superior Tire & Auto, we understand the importance of keeping your vehicle safe and roadworthy. That’s why we offer Motor Vehicle Inspection Station services to ensure your car, truck, or SUV meets Ontario’s safety standards. Our experienced and licensed technicians will conduct a thorough inspection of your vehicle to identify any safety issues and provide you with the necessary repairs to get you back on the road safely.

What is a Motor Vehicle Inspection?

A Motor Vehicle Inspection (MVI) is a comprehensive safety inspection required by the Ontario Ministry of Transportation. It is designed to ensure that all vehicles on the road are safe and in good working condition. A Motor Vehicle Inspection is required when:

  • Registering a used vehicle in Ontario
  • Re-registering a vehicle that was previously salvaged
  • Registering an out-of-province vehicle in Ontario
  • Registering a vehicle that has been brought into Ontario from another country
  • When a police officer or Ministry of Transportation enforcement officer requires a safety inspection

What is a Safety Certificate?

A Safety Certificate is a document issued by a licensed inspection station indicating that a vehicle has passed a safety inspection. The certificate is valid for 36 days from the date of issue and is required to register or transfer ownership of a used vehicle in Ontario. It is also required for out-of-province vehicles that are being registered in Ontario.

What is Checked During a Safety Inspection?

During a safety inspection, our licensed technicians will inspect various components of your vehicle, including:

Brakes: The brake system is inspected to ensure it is working properly and has sufficient stopping power.

Steering and Suspension: The steering and suspension system is checked to ensure it is functioning properly and is not worn or damaged.

Tires and Wheels: The condition of the tires and wheels is checked to ensure they are safe and in good condition.

Lighting: The headlights, taillights, turn signals, and other lights are inspected to ensure they are working properly.

Horn: The horn is checked to ensure it is working properly.

Windshield and Windows: The windshield and windows are inspected to ensure they are not cracked or damaged and that the wipers are working properly.

Vehicle Structure: The vehicle structure is inspected to ensure there is no damage or corrosion that could affect its safety.

What Happens if Your Vehicle Fails a Safety Inspection?

If your vehicle fails a safety inspection, our licensed technicians will provide you with a detailed report outlining the issues that need to be addressed. We will work with you to prioritize the repairs based on the severity of the issues and your budget. Once the repairs have been completed, we will re-inspect your vehicle and issue a Safety Certificate if it passes.

Why Choose Superior Tire & Auto for Your Safety Inspection Needs?

At Superior Tire & Auto, we have over 70 years of experience in the automotive industry. Our licensed technicians are highly skilled and undergo regular training to ensure they are up-to-date with the latest safety standards and techniques. We use state-of-the-art equipment and high-quality parts to ensure the best possible results.

We pride ourselves on providing our customers with exceptional service and competitive pricing. We understand that getting a safety inspection can be a hassle, so we strive to make the process as easy and convenient as possible. We offer online booking, same-day appointments, and shuttle service to make your experience with us as stress-free as possible.

Contact Us for Your Safety Inspection Needs

If you need a Motor Vehicle Inspection or Safety Certificate, contact us at Superior Tire & Auto. We have 10 convenient locations in Ontario, and our friendly and knowledgeable staff will be happy to assist you with your needs. We offer flexible appointment times to fit your schedule and our pricing is competitive. With our commitment to quality and customer service, you can trust Superior Tire & Auto for all of your safety inspection needs. Contact us today to schedule your appointment and keep your vehicle safe and roadworthy.