Ontario Motor Vehicle Safety Inspection Services In London, Ontario

Dundas Automotive Repair is motor vehicle inspection Station as licensed by the Ontario Ministry of Transportation

Dundas Automotive Repair is motor vehicle inspection Station as licensed by the Ontario Ministry of Transportation


Providing Ontario Motor vehicle safety inspections since 1986

Ontario Motor Vehicle Safety Inspection Services In London, Ontario for all makes & Models

Safety Inspection Service Near Me in London , Ontario

Dundas Automotive is a licensed motor vehicle inspection station. If you are buying or selling a vehicle, The Ministry of Transportation requires a motor vehicle inspection certificate in order to transfer ownership. Vehicles.

Dundas Automotive Repair is a certified Motor Vehicle Inspection Station. This means that we are authorized to conduct the mandatory motor vehicle safety inspections required to certify all Passenger / Light-Duty vehicles to 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:

  • 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
  • Insurance Inspections
  • Registering a rebuilt vehicle

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.

Failed Inspections

If your vehicle doesn’t pass an inspection, you will be required to repair it and have it re-inspected. You don’t need to repair the vehicle at the facility you had it inspected at.

You can request a free re-inspection within 10 days if you return the repaired vehicle to the same inspection station. Extra charges may apply if you need to have the brakes re-inspected.

Annual and semi-annual inspections Stickers

Trucks, Trailers, Motorhomes, Commercial Vehicles.

Your Vehicle and Trailer will need an Annual Inspection and Sticker if  the total gross weight, registered gross weight (RGW) or manufacturer’s gross vehicle weight rating (MGVWR) of the vehicle exceeds 4,500 kg or 9,920 lbs. the combined weight of the vehicle and towed trailer or converter dolly exceeds 4,500 kg or 9,920 lbs.

An annual inspection is valid for 12 months and must be renewed prior to expiring to avoid hefty fines. The inspection is put in place to make sure each vehicle is in a safe condition to be operated which helps reduce collisions caused by mechanical defects.

If you operate a truck or trailer in Ontario, you are required to undergo regular safety inspections, which are intended to prevent any mechanical defects before they cause a problem or collision. The goal is to improve the safety of highways and performed on annual basis. When the truck passes the required safety checks, it is given a yellow sticker. It has to be displayed prominently where the Ministry of Transportation, Ontario can see it.

A Pre-Purchase Inspection Can Help Prevent Buyer Remorse

If you are in the market for a used car and have found one you like, what should you do next?  We recommend asking for service records.  Check to see whether the recommended schedules for preventive maintenance have been followed.  If so, there’s a better chance of the vehicle being ok.  If not, then assume the worst.

When you kick the tires, also look at tread wear, uneven wear equals alignment problems, worn shocks, and/or suspension problems. Listen to the engine for unusual sounds and pay attention to unexpected odors. When you take it for a test drive, use the brakes, hard! Did it swerve, shudder, or make noise? All of these can be concerns, most with price tags to correct

If your vehicle needs  A Safety Inspection or has failed one, contact us Online or call us at (519) 455-9570 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