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Ensuring the safety of our Alberta roads means making certain that all vehicles meet the province’s quality and safety guidelines. Inspections for out-of-province and commercial vehicles are mandated by the Government of Alberta. Every vehicle from outside of Alberta, as well as any commercial vehicles (trucks, buses, motor coaches, etc.) need to pass an inspection to travel and work inside of the province. At Southside Dodge, we offer both out-of-province and CVIP inspections from our certified technicians, to get your vehicles passed and out on the road in no time. Read on to learn more about these inspections, what they cover, cost and how long they last.



What is an Out of Province Inspection?

Any vehicle that comes into Alberta from outside the province must pass an inspection before it is able to have license plates issued. Once it has passed its OOP inspection, you then have 14 days to register the vehicle in Alberta.

How Much Does an Out of Province Inspection Cost in Alberta?

An out of province vehicle inspection here at Southside Dodge costs $160. Price is subject to change.

What Does an Out of Province Inspection Include?

An out of province inspection covers basically every vehicle component. The technician will also examine the vehicle’s structural integrity for any signs of previous repairs or collision damage, as well as for any corrosion that may be occurring. Important systems inspected include:

  • Braking systems
  • Driveline
  • Fuel & exhaust systems
  • Electrical
  • Engine controls
  • Defrosters
  • Glass
  • Powertrain
  • Steering
  • Suspension
  • Tires
  • Wipers
  • Wiring & lights

How Long is an Out of Province Inspection Good For?

A out-of-province vehicle inspection is good for 14 days, which within that time you are required to register the vehicle in Alberta. If you don’t register the vehicle within that allotted time, you must then get a full OOP inspection again. If your vehicle fails the initial inspection, you have 10 days to get any repairs done to avoid having to get the full inspection again. When you’ve presented the fixed vehicle within those 10 days you only have to get those repairs verified.



What is a CVIP Inspection?

In order to operate commercial vehicles (like trucks, trailers, buses, vans, motor coaches etc.) on Alberta highways you need a CVIP inspection. CVIP stands for Commercial Vehicle Inspection Program, which sets out to establish and enforce a set of quality standards that commercial vehicles must abide by for proper road safety. Once passed, you’ll receive a certificate and a decal to put on the vehicle as proof.

How Much Does a CVIP Inspection Cost in Alberta?

A CVIP inspection here at Southside Dodge costs $160. Price is subject to change.

What Does a CVIP Inspection Include?

Any vehicle, or combination of vehicles, of 11,794 kg or more needs to undergo this CVIP inspection. As commercial transport concerns large vehicles, and often carrying big or dangerous loads, who then share the roads with regular vehicles, safety is of the utmost importance. The inspection covers the entirety of the vehicle, with any repairs needed to be completed before a certificate can be issued. The systems covered include:

  • Brake systems
  • Defroster
  • Electrical
  • Engine
  • Exhaust system
  • Lighting
  • Steering system
  • Suspension
  • Transmission
  • Plus, more

How Long is a CVIP Inspection Good For?

Commercial passenger vehicles (10 passengers, including driver) like buses, vans and motor coaches need to be inspected every 6 months. Commercial trucks and trailers need to be inspected every 12 months.

Out of Province & CVIP Inspections Done at Southside Dodge

Don’t fret about needing to get an out of province or CVIP inspection done, we can do it for you right here at our Southside Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram dealership in Red Deer. We are a certified inspection facility with licensed technicians who can provide these inspections for you and your vehicle. If you have any further questions about our inspection process, or would like to book one, please contact us!

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