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Safety Inspection - where'd you take your Model S?

Discussion in 'Canada' started by sakimano, Apr 10, 2017.

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  1. sakimano

    sakimano Member

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    Recently bought a Model S and have to get it safety inspected for registration as it was purchased in another province and brought in to Ontario.

    Tesla said they just don't do safety inspections and Canadian Tire said they were basically not familiar with the car enough to do one lol. All they need to do is check basic stuff like brakes, tire wear, make sure headlights work etc. Not sure why they're intimidated by the thing.

    Anyone have any other suggestions?
     
  2. iKhalid

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    When I switched from leasing to financing, I had to do it, to transfer the car into my name. I went to a local mechanic who lifted the car on a hoist, inspected the wheels (control arms and whatnot), smiled because there was nothing else to do, signed the certificate and gave it to me. It took 10 minutes.

    Advice: Avoid Canadian Tire at all costs.
    Just go to any local mechanic. Many are certified to do the safety inspection. Also, don't tell them what the car is before you go. Don't give them a chance to say no.
     
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    I got mine done at Canadian Tire, but they can't lift Teslas with the style of lift they use. Somehow they did it anyway.

    If you're in Toronto, try McDermott Tirecraft.
     
  4. sakimano

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    They did the inspection anyway or they lifted it anyway?
     
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    Hugh Mannity Mediocre Member

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    Will the service centre do it?
     
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    They did not lift it. They passed the inspection anyway. The car was only 2 months old so I think they just went with it.

    Side note: the CT mechanic used a Bic pen to navigate the touchscreen to check the mileage and left a decent scratch.
     
  7. sakimano

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    took it to a Canadian Tire that shall remain nameless...or locationless.

    Warned them about the lift thing adn the guy said 'don't worry we don't need to lift it'. Guess they measured pads/rotors through the gaps between spokes etc. He laughed when he saw it had 20,000 kms and needed a safety inspection. Passed pretty quickly and the car didn't have any bad experiences like rypalmer experienced so that's good.
     
  8. Gwyncm

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    Any suggestions for Ottawa?
    I just bought a 60D out of province.

    Thanks
     
  9. Dax279

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    Try calling Kal Tire. One of them here in Calgary does it and if they need to lift the car at least they know what they are doing. I ended up going to another tire shop where in Calgary called Harpers because the Kal Tire did not get their annual certificate renewed in time for my inspection.
     
  10. sakimano

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    I had mine done there. It was fine.

    Whats so special about lifting a Tesla?
     
  11. rypalmer

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    The S is low and wide.
     
  12. Gwyncm

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    Got mine done at Myers Hyundai in Bells Corners - Ask for Marc.
    They have a flat lift if needed.
     

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