Before the title of a vehicle can be registered to a new owner, it must have a Safety Standards Certificate (SSC). Some insurance companies are also requesting a copy of the SSC when applying for insurance for a new to you vehicle.
The SSC must be issued in the Province of Ontario by an authorized mechanic at a government approved Motor Vehicle Inspection Station.
The certificate can only be issued after a comprehensive safety inspection has been completed and the vehicle has passed the inspection. It focuses on parts of the vehicle that are necessary for it to be driven safely. For example, the inspection will look at the windshield wipers, speedometer, horn, brakes, tires, steering components, windows, etc. When a certificate is issued, it certifies that the vehicle is safe to drive on the road. The SSC is valid for 36 days.
RPM Automotive is an approved Motor Vehicle Inspection Station and is licensed to perform safety tests and issue certificates to vehicles that pass the inspection.
It’s important to note that the safety inspection does not verify the overall condition of the vehicle. The vehicle may be in need of repairs, but if these required repairs do not affect the safety of the vehicle, they will not be noted during the inspection. If you are buying a used vehicle, it’s a good idea to bring the vehicle to RPM Automotive for a comprehensive inspection before you buy. That way, you will know what repairs are needed and what work the vehicle may need in the future. The safety and inspection will help you make an educated decision about your next vehicle.
RPM Automotive is located at 225 Elgin Street North in Cambridge. Call (519) 620-1774 to make an appointment, or visit www.rpmautomotive.ca for more information.