Vehicle Safety Inspection Checklist
A vehicle safety inspection checklist reviews the most important systems in a car. It’s meant to identify any hazards before something goes wrong. Safety inspection Alberta procedures are similar to those of most Canadian jurisdictions.
Who Needs to Pass the Vehicle Safety Inspection Checklist?
All registered Alberta vehicles must pass the vehicle safety inspection. According to Alberta Transportation, “Alberta requires vehicle safety inspections to ensure that vehicles are maintained for safe operation.” The goal of this program is to ensure that the roads are safe for everyone.
All vehicles, even if registered in a different province, must be inspected to register in Alberta. Vehicles that were involved in an accident, declared as salvaged by an insurance company must also pass the safety inspection Edmonton test before re-registration.
Although the vehicle safety inspection is mandatory for registration, it’s also a good idea to have one for other occasions, like before a holiday trip to the mountains or a summer road trip, as a preventative measure. According to the CAA: “Take your vehicle in for an inspection a few weeks before your trip. Have the oil changed, fluid levels checked, battery tested, and tires inspected. This will help catch any issues with the vehicle, and if there are any, there will be plenty of time to get them repaired.”
Another good time to perform a vehicle safety inspection is before the purchase of a vehicle. If you’re buying the vehicle from Westside Nissan, the car inspection is conducted onsite. But if you’re dealing with a private seller it’s advisable to take the vehicle in for an inspection with a mechanic you know. You can also ask the CAA for a list of preferred service centre partners.
The Automobile Protection Association (APA) has a free online inspection form that can be printed off and taken to the service centre of your choice.
Where Does A Vehicle Owner Get a Safety Inspection Alberta Check?
The vehicle safety inspection checklist should be completed by a licensed inspection technician at an approved vehicle inspection facility like a service centre or repair shop.
The Government of Alberta offers an online Vehicle Inspection Search (VIS) that helps source the nearest Motor Vehicle Inspection (MVI) facility in the province of Alberta quickly and easily. The Alberta Motor Association (AMA) also publishes a list of approved safety inspection Edmonton locations and vehicle inspection centres throughout Alberta. What Items Are on the Vehicle Safety Inspection Checklist?
This safety inspection Alberta runs through basic mechanical fitness and safety systems and performed by a technician licensed by Alberta Transportation’s Vehicle Inspection Program (VIP). It takes about two hours for the technician to address all the items on checklist.
Vehicle components reviewed during the safety inspection Alberta include:
• Electrical including all wires and lights
• Engine and powertrain
• Fuel and exhaust systems
• Steering and suspension
• Braking system
• Glass inspection
• Windshield wiper operation
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