All owners are required to have their road vehicles undergo a complete mechanical inspection every 6 or 12 months, depending on the type of vehicle, in order to obtain an inspection sticker confirming the vehicle's safety.
The mandatory periodic mechanical inspection is an effective way of ensuring that vehicles remain safe at all times for all road users.
Preventative Maintenance Program (PMP)
Road vehicle owners may have their preventative maintenance program recognized in order to be exempted from mandatory periodic mechanical inspections.
The following road vehicles must undergo mechanical inspections at least once a year (every 12 months):
The following road vehicles must undergo mechanical inspections at least once every 6 months):
Important! The mechanical inspection must be carried out, even if the vehicle has undergone mandatory mechanical maintenance.
We notify owners of the deadline by which they must carry out the mandatory periodic mechanical inspection.
You have to make an appointment at one of our mechanical inspection centres to have the mechanical inspection carried out by an authorized mechanic.
For the mechanical inspection, the vehicle must be unloaded and free of any dirt or obstructions that could hamper the proper inspection of all components.
If all the vehicle's components are compliant, an inspection sticker is affixed to the vehicle.
If a defect is found, the owner must have all the necessary repairs made to obtain the inspection sticker.
In the case of a minor defect, a 48-hour deadline is granted to have the repairs made and obtain the inspection sticker. Past that deadline, the vehicle may not be operated.
In the case of a major defect, the vehicle is immediately prohibited from road use. The vehicle must be repaired and given an inspection sticker before being authorized for road use.
Last update: October 13, 2020