Mechanical Inspection

During a Mechanical Inspection

A mechanic authorized by the SAAQ carries out a mechanical inspection and verifies that the vehicle's main components are compliant.

Principal systems and components that are checked

  • Lights and signals
  • Steering system
  • Chassis frame, underbody, load space and coupling devices
  • Suspension
  • Brakes
  • Fuel and engine control systems
  • Exhaust system
  • Windows and rearview mirrors
  • Accessories
  • Tires and wheels
  • Body

For more information, refer to the Road Vehicle Mechanical Inspection Guide (PDF, 8.3 MB)This file does not meet Web accessibility standards..

What does the mechanic do?

The mechanic carries out a visual inspection of the main vehicle components listed above.

The mechanic provides you with a mechanical inspection report that notes any defects (minor and major) and informs you of the results of the inspection.

To find out the overall mechanical condition of your vehicle, we highly recommend that you submit it to a mechanical inspection by your mechanic as well.