Whether you’re importing your vehicle from another country, or simply moving from one province to another, here are some things you should know about vehicle inspections for insurance and registration purposes.
ICBC – Makes the Rules
As stated on their website: ‘Before you can get licence plates and insurance for a vehicle in British Columbia, the vehicle must be registered with ICBC. Registering serves as the official record of your vehicle. It also identifies you as its owner.’
You have 30-days in which to register, license and insure your vehicle, but note – that if it is a commercial vehicle, that must be registered immediately upon entering the province.
Passing Your Vehicle Inspection
If you’re having the ownership of your vehicle transferred within BC, it does not require an inspection. However, any vehicle imported from another country or province will require a safety inspection if the vehicle is more than 4-years old.
Certain vehicles from Alberta and Saskatchewan that are four years old or less, that don’t carry the status of salvage, non-repairable, unsafe, rebuilt, right-hand-drive, custom or homebuilt, kit car, or lifted or lowered may be exempt from this requirement under the New West Partnership, but that should be verified accordingly.
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We are an extension of Hudson Automotive, which opened nearly 3-decades ago, and we are proud to call Langley BC home, providing service and repairs for the surrounding communities, including – Surrey, White Rock, Abbotsford and Delta BC.
Our Automotive Services in Langley Include:
Complete Computer Diagnostics
Complete Safety Analysis
Walnut Shell Blasting
Oil Changes & Tune-ups
Steering and Suspensions
Brake repair specialists
Mufflers and Exhaust Systems
Fuel System Services
Air Conditioning Service
Whether you require a vehicle inspection or simply are seeking a European service and repair specialist in Langley, we would be more than happy to provide you with our service and turn you into another satisfied and loyal customer!