Frequently asked questions:
Does a mechanical fitness assessment expire?
A mechanical fitness assessment is valid for 120 days after the date it was issued. Once it has expired a new assessment must be completed prior to entering into a sales contract.
I have an old vehicle that I want to get rid of. Can I sell it “as is”?
There is no provision for a licensed business to sell a vehicle to the public “as is”.
Can I still sell a vehicle to a consumer if a vehicle does not fully comply with all items listed on the mechanical fitness assessment form?
The vehicle can still be sold, but the seller must fully disclose to the buyer that the vehicle does not comply with the Vehicle Equipment Regulation. The seller must also provide the buyer with a description of the items that are missing or do not comply.
Do I have to provide an inspection at the conclusion of a lease if the vehicle stays with the same person?
No, as long as the individual that has been leasing the vehicle remains the same, there is no need to provide a mechanical fitness assessment.
How do you define Comply or Non-Compliant?
The standards to be utilized when conducting a vehicle mechanical fitness assessment is to use the original equipment manufacturers specified wear limits for compliance.
If I have completed an out of province inspection do I also need to provide a mechanical fitness assessment?
Yes. Both the mechanical fitness assessment and the out of province vehicle inspection certificate must be completed. The legislated use of each of these documents is significantly different.
Do auctions have to provide buyers with a mechanical fitness assessment?
Only auctions can sell vehicles without a mechanical fitness assessment.