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Ministry Safety Inspection Safety Standard Certificate Changes coming 2023 and beyond for Ontario

I've always been a believer in completing proper SSC Safety Standard Certificates or a Ministry Safety Inspection. These certifications need to be completed for several reasons: Transfer of ownership in Ontario ( buying or selling)  Transfer of ownership to another family  member Transfer of ownership from leasing company to your personal name or company name Importing of car  from the USA or another province to get Ontario plates.  Requested by insurance company due to age or transfer to another company After a vehicle has been rebranded    Several years ago there were changes to the auto repair safety standards paper manual. These changes were well overdue with additional c ... read more



Drive Clean Vehicle Program Cancelled

It has been announced by The Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks that the Ontario Drive Clean program has been canceled effective April 1, 2019. This mandatory vehicle emissions testing program will no longer be required after the cancellation date, but vehicle owners will still be required to make sure that their vehicle’s emissions systems are working properly at all times.  Ontario has cited that the reason for the cancellation is to avoid taxpayers costs by up to $40 million a year. Effective April 1, 2019, drivers will no longer be required to have a Drive Clean emissions test performed for their vehicle. If your vehicle is due for a Drive Clean test before the cancellation date, you will still be required to have the test performed on your vehicle before you can renew registration. Until the effective cancellation date, the first Drive Clean emissions test to renew registration for light duty vehicles will be free.  While the Drive Clean program ... read more


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