What to Expect From Out-of-Province Inspections

When you move to Alberta from another province or bring a vehicle into the province, you need to have your out-of-province inspection completed before you can register it in Alberta. This is a mandatory requirement set by the government to ensure that vehicles meet the safety and equipment standards of the province. The inspection will include two components: a mechanical and structural inspection. Both of these inspections must be done by a certified journeyperson technician at a licensed facility.

The out-of-province inspection can take up to 2 hours to complete. You will need to bring the required documents, including proof of ownership, insurance and title. It is also important to have the vehicle’s VIN number handy. Once the inspection is complete, you will be provided with a Record of Inspection and an Out-of-Province Vehicle Inspection Certificate. The inspection certificate is valid for 14 days, so you must present it to a registry agent within that time frame to avoid additional fees.

During an out-of-province inspection, the technician Cetus Automotive Repair Centre – Calgary, AB will check your car’s title, registration and proof of insurance to make sure that they are all up to date. The technician will also inspect the body of the vehicle for signs of major collision damage. However, because out-of-province inspections are performed by automotive service technicians rather than auto body collision repair technicians, this test may not be able to fully determine the crash history of your vehicle.

After the out-of-province inspection is completed, the technician will note any repairs that are necessary and will provide you with a written report on the vehicle. This document will be signed by the inspector. If your vehicle requires repairs, you have 10 days to have those repairs completed and have the vehicle re-inspected. The cost of re-inspection is determined by the inspection facility.

There are some vehicles that are exempt from requiring an out-of-province inspection, such as brand new vehicles. Also, motorcycles and trailers that are not used for highway transportation are exempt. However, it is a good idea to have an out-of-province inspection Red Deer AB done on your vehicle before you bring it into the province.

A common reason for failing an out-of-province inspection is due to the condition of the windshield wipers. It is important to replace the windshield wipers if they are torn or chipped. In addition, you should replace any burnt-out headlamps and hazard lights. You should also have the brakes checked by a professional at Revolution Motors.

If your car is failing the out-of-province inspection, Park Muffler can help. We are experts at completing out-of-province inspections and we can work with you to fix any issues that prevent your car from passing the test. Our friendly, knowledgeable team is ready to help. Schedule an appointment today to get your out-of-province inspection at Park Muffler. We can get you back on the road with a safe, reliable vehicle. We are conveniently located at 9330 MacLeod Trail NW in Red Deer, AB.