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Government Inspections

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Commercial Vehicle

Alberta Transportation promotes and monitors the safe operation of all vehicles, including those that transport passengers and goods. This includes ensuring all vehicles are licensed and operate in accordance with provincial and federal legislation. It is essential for this important sector of Alberta’s economy to continue to achieve the highest safety standards.

LAD’S AUTO is licensed by the Vehicle Safety Section to conduct inspections under the Commercial Vehicle Inspection Program. Registered owners are responsible for ensuring that each bus or light truck owned by them receives the required inspection. Once a customer has started an inspection program with us, this process is performed automatically. We will prebook your appointment whether it be 6 months or one year and call you in advance to remind you that your inspection is due. Commercial light trucks must be inspected annually. As well, all registered buses designed to carry more than 10 passengers, including the driver, must be inspected semi-annually. We are capable of performing any required repairs on commercial vehicles and busses.

Ambulance

We are proud to be part of the Alberta Ambulance Inspection Program provided by the Heath and Wellness Division. The Ambulance Services Act and its regulations require that semi-annual safety inspections be performed on each licensed ambulance. The Ambulance Licensing and Maintenance Regulation, Section 17, requires that these inspections be carried out by a journeyman automotive service technician with an Ambulance safety license. We are fully equipped and certified to perform these inspections and provide any needed repairs.

School – Commercial Bus

Alberta Transportation promotes and monitors the safe operation of all vehicles, including those that transport passengers and goods. This includes ensuring all vehicles are licensed and operate in accordance with provincial and federal legislation. It is essential for this important sector of Alberta’s economy to continue to achieve the highest safety standards.

LAD’S AUTO is licensed by the Vehicle Safety Section to conduct inspections under the Commercial Vehicle Inspection Program. Registered owners are responsible for ensuring that each bus or light truck owned by them receives the required inspection. Once a customer has started an inspection program with us, this process is performed automatically. We will prebook your appointment whether it be 6 months or one year and call you in advance to remind you that your inspection is due. Commercial light trucks must be inspected annually. As well, all registered buses designed to carry more than 10 passengers, including the driver, must be inspected semi-annually. We are capable of performing any required repairs on commercial vehicles and buses.

Out of Province

New to the city? Bought a vehicle from out of town? We are a licensed inspection facility. We perform out of province inspections as per government requirements.

What The Inspection Involves

This inspection is a basic safety or mechanical fitness assessment that must be performed by a certified journeyman technician who is licensed by Alberta Transportation’s Motor Vehicle Inspection Program (MVIP). Typically the inspection takes two hours to perform.

Inspection Deadlines

Vehicles that fail the initial inspection must be repaired within 10 days of the failure notice to avoid an additional full inspection fee assessment. Vehicles repaired and presented for re-inspection within 10 days will be subject to verification of required repairs only. Inspection Certificates are valid for 14 days and vehicles must be registered in Alberta before the expiry date. Should the vehicle owner fail to register the vehicle within 14 days a full OOP Vehicle Inspection will be required again.

The mechanical fitness portion of the OOP Vehicle Inspection involves virtually all vehicle components including fuel and exhaust systems, all electrical, engine controls, powertrain, driveline, steering, suspension, braking systems, wiring and lights, tires, glass, wipers and defrosters.

The vehicle must be maintained within Original Equipment Manufacturers standards or wear tolerances in order to pass the inspection.

Structural integrity inspections establish whether or not the vehicle’s frame and/or body exhibit signs of major collision damage and/or repairs. They also examine the vehicle for corrosion in body or frame members. The OOP Vehicle Inspection may not be conclusive in determining previous crash history as the inspection technicians are certified automotive service technicians, not autobody collision repair technicians. If you suspect the vehicle has sustained major damage before you purchased it, you may wish to have the vehicle examined by a collision repair technician.

Restored antique, classic, homebuilt, modified or street rod vehicles that were not previously registered, or those where proof of prior Alberta registration cannot be provided, must also undergo an OOP Vehicle Inspection the first time they are registered.

Alberta’s OOP Vehicle Inspection is privatized and inspection fees are established by the inspection facility. Customers are responsibility for ensuring they receive the service expected when selecting an inspection facility.

You should discuss your vehicle’s overall condition with the inspection technician before entering into an agreement to have the vehicle inspected. If the vehicle is found to be deficient during the inspection, you may choose to take your vehicle to more than one inspection technician before agreeing to complete suggested repairs.