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The Mufflerman is a licensed motor vehicle inspection station. If you are buying or selling a vehicle, The Ministry of Transportation requires a motor vehicle inspection certificate in order to transfer ownership.
A safety standards certificate confirms that your vehicle has met the minimum safety standards on the date the certificate was issued. It doesn’t guarantee the condition of the vehicle, rather it confirms that it’s safe to drive. You cannot put plates on a vehicle without a safety standards certificate.
To get certification, your vehicle must pass an inspection at a certified inspection station that’s licensed by the Ministry of Transportation. Most inspection stations have the Motor Vehicle Inspection Station sign posted at their store or on their website.
Whether you’re buying a new car or rebuilding your own, all vehicles need to meet the safety standards set by the Ontario government. This ensures all cars on the road and highways are safe to be driven.
While you can buy and register a vehicle without a certificate, you cannot put plates on it without one. You’ll need an inspection and certificate if:
– You’re registering a rebuilt vehicle
– Updating the status of a vehicle from unfit to fit
– Registering a vehicle from another province, territory, or country
– Transferring ownership of a used vehicle to a new owner