We recommend you do a background check on any used vehicle before buying it.
The vehicle might not meet provincial requirements, especially if it is different from those we typically see on the road. This could be the case for an antique vehicle, a vehicle modified outside Québec, a right-hand drive vehicle, etc.
These websites can help you:
You can also check with Transport Canada to determine whether the vehicle can be imported into Canada.
Vehicle declared unrebuildable
If a vehicle is declared unrebuildable because it has been flooded, for example, it can never be put back on the road.
A mechanical inspection must be carried out at a mechanical inspection centre to obtain a valid mechanical inspection certificate.
For more information on mechanical inspections, consult the Guide de vérification mécanique des véhicules routiers – Applicable à compter du 20 novembre 2016 (PDF, 14.6 MB)This file does not meet Web accessibility standards. (in French only).
The vehicle cannot be registered if…
Last update: April 9, 2021