Driving a lifted vehicle is allowed in Québec, but the SAAQ regulates lifting to make it safer.
Lifting involves improving a truck or utility vehicle's off-road performance at the expense of stability, handling and braking capacity.
In some cases, changes made to a vehicle's chassis or frame may also compromise its structural integrity.
Lifting a vehicle is not prohibited, but the SAAQ regulates lifting to make it safer.
For all lifted vehicles
You must submit an application for a modified lifted vehicle in order to obtain the required certificate of inspection.
Find out which modifications are allowed and which ones are prohibited to make sure that the lifted vehicle complies with road safety standards.
Read the following documents carefully:
You can also contact us:
Direction générale de l’expertise légale et de la sécurité des véhicules
Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec
Case postale 19600, succursale Terminus
Québec (Québec) G1K 8J6
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Make an appointment with a road vehicle inspection agent.
The agent will prepare a modified vehicle record and send it to us for analysis.
We will inform the agent, who will conduct a mechanical inspection and give you a mechanical inspection certificate and send us a copy.
We will then send you a certificate of inspection that will include photographs of the vehicle and some measurements (height, clearance, tire size, etc.).
The certificate of inspection must remain in the vehicle and be presented upon request.
Last update: July 21, 2021