The SAAQ has implemented various means to ensure that vehicles on Québec roads are in good mechanical condition.
On November 20, 2016, new regulatory amendments to road vehicle safety standards will come into force. Some of the contents of this page will be changed. See the Safety Standards for Road vehicles for more information.
A mechanical inspection is a sight and sound inspection of a vehicle's main components by a road vehicle inspection agent authorized by the SAAQ.
You must assume the cost of the inspection. Mechanical inspections are mandatory to obtain or retain the right to operate certain vehicles.
The mechanical inspection is limited to those components listed in the Mechanical Inspection Guide (PDF, 2.6 MB). The goal is to verify the vehicle's safety.
For a more in-depth assessment of the mechanical condition of your vehicle, it is recommended that you also have your mechanic carry out a mechanical inspection.
You must make an appointment.
Make sure that your vehicle: