Posted to Shop Management Forum on 2/23/2016
Re: Ontario MVIS Updates Information nights
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.
Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, Canada