Mechanical Safety Inspections
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O’Brians Auto Repair is proud to be an SGI Certified Inspection Station.
Mechanical safety inspections
A mechanical safety inspection determines if your vehicle is mechanically safe to drive. An outline of vehicles that need this inspection can be found at the following link: structurally and mechanically unfit vehicles.
In addition to the vehicle's mechanical safety, certain structural parts are inspected to ensure corrosion or damage is repaired to the original manufacturers' or repair industry standards.
4-wheel alignment check
A 4-wheel alignment check detects steering and structural defects and damage. The check is included in the charge and time given for the vehicle inspection. However, if a wheel alignment, adjustment or repairs are needed, there’s an extra charge.
Steps to follow:
1. Schedule your mechanical safety inspection with O’Brians Auto Repair for the inspection.
2. Take your vehicle for inspection to our station located at 815 Circle Dr. Saskatoon SK.
3. If you had a body integrity inspection done on your vehicle, give us a copy of the Body Integrity Inspection Certificate.
4. When your vehicle passes the inspection, you get a validated Mechanical Safety Inspection Certificate.
5. Take a copy of the validated Mechanical Safety Inspection Certificate (and Body Integrity Inspection Certificate, if applicable) to any motor licence issuer to register your vehicle.
6. Keep a copy of your inspection certificates that O’Brians Auto Repair provides you with for your records.
Cost of inspection
An inspection station has to find all of the items that don’t pass during inspection. If you ask about the items, the inspection station has to explain every failed item, tying it into the inspection manual standard. After a failed inspection, you can ask for a copy of the Failed inspection certificate listing all of the defects to keep for your own records.
If your vehicle fails the first inspection and you choose to get it fixed at another repair shop, you have 30 days to go back and have your vehicle reinspected. There’s no charge for the 1st reinspection if major parts don’t need to be removed to inspect the fixes or it doesn’t need an alignment check. Any extra reinspections of the repaired areas may come with a charge.
If you don't return for your reinspection within 30 days, your vehicle has to have another full inspection, and you’ll be responsible for the cost. Keep in mind that the total loss vehicles rule still applies (it must be inspected within 60 days or before the expiry of the current registration, whichever occurs first) and missing your reinspection, doesn’t give you extra time on top of your 60 days.