Our SGI authorized vehicle mechanical safety inspection service ensures all vehicles are maintained to the safety standards required by law.
SGI has the authority to subject any vehicle to a test or inspection, or require that specific repairs be completed. If you're asked to have your vehicle inspected or repaired and you don't comply:
You can entrust Saskatoon Auto Connection to perform a complete, fair, and accurate inspection following all of the SGI guidelines.
A 4-wheel alignment check detects steering and structural defects and damage. The check is included in the charge and time given for the vehicle inspection. However, if a wheel alignment, adjustment or repairs are needed, there’s an extra charge.
If an alignment is required to pass, we strongly recommend you perform it during the inspection. You can choose to have the alignment done at the shop of your choosing. However, if you do, you must bring your vehicle back to us for reinspection, and we will have to do another alignment check. You will be charged for the 2nd alignment check. By doing it at the time of the initial inspection, you will save significant downtime and money and cut out most of the red tape.
Steps to follow:
Inspection stations can charge:
An inspection station has to find all of the items that don’t pass during inspection. We encourage you to ask us about the items if you feel we did not explain every failed item to your full understanding. We will tie it into the inspection manual standard. After a failed inspection, we will provide you with a copy of the Failed inspection certificate listing all of the defects to keep for your own records.
If your vehicle fails the first inspection and you choose to get it fixed at another repair shop, you have 30 days to come back and have your vehicle reinspected by Saskatoon Auto Connection. There’s no charge for the 1st reinspection if major parts don’t need to be removed to inspect the fixes or it doesn’t need an alignment check. Any extra reinspections of the repaired areas may come with a charge.
If you don't return for your reinspection within 30 days, your vehicle has to have another full inspection, and you’ll be responsible for the cost. Keep in mind that the total loss vehicles rule still applies (it must be inspected within 60 days or before the expiry of the current registration, whichever occurs first) and missing your reinspection, doesn’t give you extra time on top of your 60 days.
The following document defines windshield damage and outlines what's okay and what’s not okay for damage.
If the cost to repair your vehicle and the vehicle's salvage value are greater than the value of the vehicle, it is considered a total loss.
Some total loss vehicles can be repaired. After being fixed, the vehicle must pass mandatory vehicle inspections before it is considered roadworthy.
If your total loss vehicle is registered:
If your total loss vehicle isn’t registered: