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Stay Safe On Ottawa Roads | Safety Check Ottawa

Need  a safety check Ottawa? When buying or selling a used vehicle in Ontario, it is required that the vehicle is inspected by a certified mechanic to ensure it meets proper safety standards. In turn, both parties are protected from dealing a faulty vehicle and the certification ensures everyone’s safety on the road. For a reliable safety check in Ottawa, count on the experts at your local Gary’s Automotive to keep your vehicle and passengers safe.


The province of Ontario requires, by law, that all used vehicles sold in the province of Ontario are subject to a Safety  Standard Inspection and issuance of the Ontario Safety Standard Certificate (SSC) prior to being registered as fit or plated for use on public roadways. The mechanics at Gary’s Automotive are certified by the Ontario Ministry of Transportation and are legally permitted and trained in performing vehicle safety check services.


By obtaining a Safety Standard Certificate, your vehicle will have met the minimum safety standards set by Ontario’s Highway Traffic Act. To learn more about Safety Standards Certificates, click here to visit the Ministry of Transportation’s website. Still have questions about vehicle safety inspections? Read our FAQ page on car safety checks.

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When Is It Time For Service?

A Safety Standard Certificate (SSC) is needed when:

  • A rebuilt vehicle needs to be registered
  • You are transferring a used vehicle to a new owner
  • When you’re registering a vehicle from out of province
  • Changing the vehicle’s status from unfit to fit


Keeping your vehicle safe on the road is important not only for you, but for other drivers as well. It ensures that a vehicle is ready to face the every day challenges that comes with driving on the open road. For more information on safety inspections, visit our car safety check FAQ page. 

Buying a car and not sure if it’ll pass an inspection? Call about our pre-purchase safety check inspection.


Gary’s Automotive Is Your Source For Vehicle Safety Checks in Ottawa ! 


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