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Re: Ontario MVIS Updates Information nights
Posted to Shop Management Forum on 2/23/2016

Thank you Owen.

I already called the Ministry about having an information session in my area, but I will definitely call the number you provided in the AARO link .

I downloaded the new regulations and from what I can tell they are definitely clearer and not as vague as what we had to work with in the past.

In my opinion, the biggest change is the documentation . From what I understand they now want to see an actual pad and rotor thickness, tire tread depth, tire pressure more than 5 psi from spec., three levels of fluid leaks, fuel level etc. clearly documented on the invoice with actual measurements rather than a pass or fail.

It is a step in the right direction , however I still think that an MVI should be mandatory not only when ownership changes but also periodically, every three years or so . They do have the annual inspection requirement for commercial vehicles and I do not see a plausible reason not to have one for privately owned cars and trucks. Yearly would be excessive, but three years is not unreasonable.

There are way too many unsafe vehicles on the road that have not changed ownership in ten years or more and thus, never really were inspected for safety.

I still see compression fittings on brake lines. Unsecured, atrociously routed brake lines rubbing against catalytic converters . Windshields cracked straight through. Exhaust pipes help up by bailing wire etc.


Andre Serafin

Andre Serafin
Autometrix Ltd
Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, Canada