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Edmonton, AB T5B 0S5

Why would I need a Vehicle Inspection?

You need an Out of Province Inspection, Commercial Inspection, or Safety Inspection and you want to know why. We all want safer roads. Ensuring that our vehicles meet safety standards can reduce injuries and death caused by accidents.  Inspections are usually required due to the age of your vehicle, if your vehicle has been involved in a collision, or if it was not always registered in Alberta.

Following the inspection, your car technician will report car defects, potential problems, and the overall vehicle condition.  Having the necessary repairs done following your car inspection can prevent your car from electrical or mechanical failure, saving you from more costly car problems later.

** If you are buying a used vehicle, it is a good idea to get a Pre-Purchase Car Inspection done to ensure that the car is in working order and will not require much maintenance right away. Inspections can save you a lot of money and can even save your life.

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OUT OF PROVINCE INSPECTIONS:

As required by the Alberta Government, any vehicle that has been previously registered in another province must be inspected by certified professionals and pass an Out of Province (OOP) Auto Inspection prior to being registered and licensed in Alberta.

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

COMMERCIAL INSPECTIONS:

All commercial vehicles are required by the Vehicle Inspection Registry of Alberta to be inspected regularly.   Commercial Inspections ensure that commercial vehicles are sufficiently maintained and meet all Alberta vehicle regulations. Depending on the type of commercial vehicle and its purpose, inspections should be performed annually or semi-annually.  All commercially plated vehicles are required to have a valid inspection certificate and decal, which must be provided to a police officer or peace officer upon request.

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COMMERCIAL INSPECTIONS:

All commercial vehicles are required by the Vehicle Inspection Registry of Alberta to be inspected regularly.   Commercial inspections ensure that commercial vehicles are sufficiently maintained and meet all Alberta vehicle regulations. Depending on the type of commercial vehicle and its purpose inspections should be performed annually or semi-annually.  All commercially plated vehicles are required to have a valid inspection certificate and decal to show that they.

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SAFETY INSPECTIONS:

Safety inspections are performed for insurance purposes to confirm if a vehicle meets Alberta safety requirements and to show a vehicle has been maintained for safe operation prior to being insured.  Vehicle safety vehicle inspections are required in two main situations.  First, you will need a vehicle safety inspection if your car was last registered in another jurisdiction. Second, you will require a safety inspection if your insurance company has declared your vehicle salvage.

PRE-PURCHASE INSPECTIONS:

It is always wise to have a used vehicle inspected prior to purchase. Knowing the true condition of the vehicle can help you to make an informed decision when deciding whether or not to make the purchase. A pre-purchase inspection will let you know what the vehicle’s current state is and what possible repairs it may need in the near future.

Our experienced and specialized servicemen can perform a pre-purchase inspection on any type of vehicle that you may consider purchasing. Having this vital information can save you a lot of money and trouble.

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PRE-PURCHASE INSPECTIONS:

It is always wise to have a used vehicle inspected prior to purchase. Knowing the true condition of the vehicle can help you to make an informed decision when deciding whether or not to make the purchase. A pre-purchase inspection will let you know what the vehicle’s current state is and what possible repairs it may need in the near future.

Our experienced and specialized servicemen can perform a pre-purchase inspection on any type of vehicle that you may consider purchasing. Having this vital information can save you a lot of money and trouble.

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AMVIC INSPECTIONS:

Optimum Auto Service has a licensed AMVIC industry standard officer to conduct inspections, as required for licensed automotive businesses. An AMVIC Inspection is performed to determine if an automotive business is operating in accordance with the Fair Trading Act, the Traffic Safety Act, and associated regulations of the government.

UBER INSPECTIONS:

If you are looking to drive on the Uber Platform, you will need to have your vehicle inspected. Provided your vehicle is safe to drive, Optimum Auto Service will provide you with a Safety Standard Certificate (SSC) which will enable you to become a driver with Uber. Following the inspection, you should keep the hard copy of the SSC certificate in your vehicle and check with Uber for additional requirements.

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Uber Inspection

If you are looking to drive on the Uber Platform, you will need to have your vehicle inspected. Provided your vehicle is safe to drive, Optimum Auto Service will provide you with a Safety Standard Certificate (SSC) which will enable you to become a driver with Uber. Following the inspection, you should keep the hard copy of the SSC certificate in your vehicle and check with Uber for additional requirements.

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TAXI INSPECTIONS:

In the City of Edmonton, taxis are required to pass a vehicle inspection on a yearly basis. A Taxi Inspection is required by all vehicles used to transport passengers from one location to another for a fee. Vehicles that require a Taxi Inspection include shuttles, taxis, limousines, and Private Transportation Provider (PTP) vehicles. Optimum Auto Service can provide taxi drivers with a Mechanical Inspection Report that certifies their transportation vehicle is safe. The hard copy of the Mechanical Inspection Certificate should be kept in the transportation vehicle at all times.

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WHY OUR AUTO SERVICES ARE SATISFACTION GUARANTEED

Optimum Auto Service has grown to become one of the only locally owned, one-stop automotive mechanic shops for performing car repairs and maintenancevehicle inspectionand various tire services in Edmonton.

We specialize in servicing your vehicle from Bumper to Bumper, meaning our clients can drop off their vehicle with the peace of mind that whatever work the vehicle may need, our clients can rest assured that all the work will be completed efficiently and professionally.

Your Trusted Edmonton Mechanic

If you are experiencing car problems, our knowledgeable car mechanics and technicians are here to help with any car repair you need.  We complete all car repairs efficiently to get you safety driving again, sooner.

Serving the City of Edmonton for over a decade, we are your trusted Edmonton auto repair shop. We have affordable car repair prices and we tell you honestly what vehicle repairs you should have fixed right away and what can wait.

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WHY OUR AUTO SERVICES ARE SATISFACTION GUARANTEED

Optimum Auto Service has grown to become one of the only locally owned, one-stop automotive mechanic shops for performing car repairs and maintenancevehicle inspectionand various tire services in Edmonton.

We specialize in servicing your vehicle from Bumper to Bumper, meaning our clients can drop off their vehicle with the peace of mind that whatever work the vehicle may need, our clients can rest assured that all the work will be completed efficiently and professionally.

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Your Trusted Edmonton Mechanic

If you are experiencing car problems, our knowledgeable car mechanics and technicians are here to help with any car repair you need.  We complete all car repairs efficiently to get you safety driving again, sooner.

Serving the city of Edmonton for over a decade, we are your trusted Edmonton auto repair shop. We have affordable car repair prices and we tell you honestly what vehicle repairs you should have fixed right away and what can wait.

Optimum Auto Service has always been and will always be “Your Trustworthy Mechanic”.

WHY CHOOSE US

We provide quality service with a smile. Our professional mechanics are meticulous when working on your car
repairs and maintenance, and get the job done right – the first time.
Our affordable prices reflect our integrity as a mechanic shop. To better serve you, we regularly have coupons
available through our website to save you even more money. 
We make car repairs and car maintenance more convenient for you.  We accept walk-ins and welcome you to sit
down in our comfortable waiting room while we repair your car.
Our automotive mechanics provide honest automotive service advice, with no upselling.  We are experts when it
comes to your car repairs and provide education on car maintenance.

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