Vehicle Safety Inspections Stittsville

Vehicle safety Inspections in Stittsville, Kanata & Muster.

Stittsville Auto is an approved Motor Vehicle Safety Inspection Station serving Stittsville, Kanata, Munster, Carp, and Richmond Ontario. Vehicle Inspections are an important part of ensuring that your vehicle is safe and reliable to drive. These checks involve examining various systems and components of the vehicle to identify any issues that could affect its safety or performance. To arrange your Vehicle Safety Inspection call 613-836-6136.


When do you need a Safety Certificate?

You need a safety standard inspection and certificate if you are:

  • registering a rebuilt vehicle
  • transferring a used vehicle to a new owner (unless the new owner is your spouse)
  • registering a vehicle in Ontario that was bought in or came from another province, territory or country
  • changing the status of a vehicle from unfit to fit

What Is A Car Safety Inspection?

A car safety inspection is a test to check if your vehicle meets the minimum safety standards. If your vehicle does not meet the standards, you will not be able to drive the vehicle.

What is checked for vehicle safety in Ontario?

  • The car safety inspection checklist includes these components :
  • Powertrain.
  • Suspension.
  • Brake System.
  • Steering.
  • Auxiliary equipment.
  • Lamps.
  • Electrical system.
  • Body.



Can I sell my car without a safety certificate in Ontario?

No, when you are selling a used car privately in Ontario, a Safety Certificate is required to transfer ownership. The safety inspection must be conducted by a repair shop registered with the Ministry of Transportation to ensure that your vehicle is safe to operate.

Motor vehicle inspection checklist

Here is a general list of items that may be included in an Ontario Motor Vehicle Inspection:
Lights (headlights, taillights, brake lights, turn signals, etc.)
Windshield and windows (for cracks or damage)
Doors (for proper operation)
Tires (for tread depth and damage)
Wheels and rims
Fuel tank and fuel lines
Seat belts
Steering wheel and column
Dashboard warning lights
Pedals (accelerator, brake, and clutch)
Gauges (speedometer, fuel gauge, temperature gauge, etc.)
Interior lights
Under the hood:
Engine oil level and condition
Transmission fluid level and condition
Coolant level and condition
Brake fluid level and condition
Power steering fluid level and condition
Engine belts and hoses
Battery and cables
Radiator and cooling system
Under the vehicle:
Suspension and steering components
Exhaust system
Brake system (pads, rotors, calipers, hoses, etc.)
Drivetrain (axles, driveshaft, differential, etc.)
Exhaust emissions
Evaporative emissions (if applicable)
Note that this list is not exhaustive and the specific items that are checked during an Ontario Motor Vehicle Inspection may vary depending on the age and type of vehicle being inspected.

Our Stittsville - Kanata Motor Vehicle Inspection services have been authorized by the Ministry of Transportation here in Ontario.