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Re: 2010 Corolla up for grabs...
« Reply #40 on: March 31, 2017, 02:50:00 pm »
I'd have to get it safety tested still, but that's $50 and I'll do it this weekend.


Who does a safety for 50 bucks all in (excluding tax)  ???
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Re: 2010 Corolla up for grabs...
« Reply #41 on: March 31, 2017, 02:54:05 pm »
I'd have to get it safety tested still, but that's $50 and I'll do it this weekend.


Who does a safety for 50 bucks all in (excluding tax)  ???
Is it more than that?  How should I know...

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Re: 2010 Corolla up for grabs...
« Reply #42 on: March 31, 2017, 03:00:33 pm »
I'd have to get it safety tested still, but that's $50 and I'll do it this weekend.


Who does a safety for 50 bucks all in (excluding tax)  ???
Is it more than that?  How should I know...

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Re: 2010 Corolla up for grabs...
« Reply #43 on: March 31, 2017, 03:03:31 pm »
Generally, the actual certificate is charged out @ $50. and then there is the actual inspection which is now more comprehensive so everyone upped the rate.  For example, Toyota Dealer in Ottawa say $100 per hour will probably charge $150 plus tax plus any BS they find.   

Check all lights yourself including both rear license plate bulbs.  That's a common thing and save you $50 right there.

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Re: 2010 Corolla up for grabs...
« Reply #44 on: March 31, 2017, 03:05:52 pm »
Wow, you Ontario types are getting hosed!. Motor Vehicle safety inspections in NB are $35.
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Re: 2010 Corolla up for grabs...
« Reply #45 on: March 31, 2017, 03:10:10 pm »
Wow, you Ontario types are getting hosed!. Motor Vehicle safety inspections in NB are $35.

It's only required if you sell a car privately.  I keeps the real beaters off the road.  The annual thing would never fly here.

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Re: 2010 Corolla up for grabs...
« Reply #46 on: March 31, 2017, 03:13:39 pm »
Wow, you Ontario types are getting hosed!. Motor Vehicle safety inspections in NB are $35.

It's only required if you sell a car privately.  I keeps the real beaters off the road.  The annual thing would never fly here.

But yet people put up with annual Emissions tests?

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Re: 2010 Corolla up for grabs...
« Reply #47 on: March 31, 2017, 03:16:53 pm »
Check all lights yourself including both rear license plate bulbs.  That's a common thing and save you $50 right there.
So you're saying I can go into a Toyota dealership and ask for a safety certificate, but then I'll say "don't bother checking x, y, and z - I can do that myself", but somehow it'll get into the certificate?

Something smells not right about that.  I doubt I can do anything to "save" other than taking it to a mechanic who is not at a dealership.  My thought is that CT would be reasonable, but an Economy Lube type place would be the cheapest if they'll do it.

Apparently "Gary's" will do it for $99 +HST:
http://garysautomotive.com/services/safety-check-ottawa/

This place says $69.99 + $10 for the certificate ::)
http://www.kijiji.ca/v-auto-repair-maintenance/ottawa/safety-inspection/605334439?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true

Oooh, this place is a steal at $65 + $10!
http://www.kijiji.ca/v-auto-repair-maintenance/ottawa/uber-safety-check-inspection-dot/1249994231?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true

But yet people put up with annual Emissions tests?
Bi-annual if you pay for a 2 year renewal sticker ;D

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Re: 2010 Corolla up for grabs...
« Reply #48 on: March 31, 2017, 03:32:34 pm »
So you're saying I can go into a Toyota dealership and ask for a safety certificate, but then I'll say "don't bother checking x, y, and z - I can do that myself", but somehow it'll get into the certificate?

Something smells not right about that.  I doubt I can do anything to "save" other than taking it to a mechanic who is not at a dealership.  My thought is that CT would be reasonable, but an Economy Lube type place would be the cheapest if they'll do it.


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You do the light inspection BEFORE you take it in and replace BEFORE if necessary.   :rofl2:

"Toyota" was an EXAMPLE for pricing purposes. 

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Re: 2010 Corolla up for grabs...
« Reply #49 on: March 31, 2017, 03:39:49 pm »
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Bi-annual if you pay for a 2 year renewal sticker ;D

The emissions tests are always biennial. (Bi-annual is twice per year).

And as of April 1st they are now free. 
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Re: 2010 Corolla up for grabs...
« Reply #50 on: March 31, 2017, 03:47:12 pm »

But yet people put up with annual Emissions tests?


It's not province wide thank god and I believe the first 6 years of a light vehicles life is left unmolested.  However, any resell requires a test even on a 2 month old vehicle which I believe is also getting changed.

Like Tort say as of tomorrow it's no charge.  ::)

On one hand it costs Dealers to resell used cars, but on the other hand it drives many to buy new.  Overall it's just more DUMB government policy.



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Re: 2010 Corolla up for grabs...
« Reply #51 on: March 31, 2017, 04:10:32 pm »
No Charge?.....good thing the Ontario government has so much excess cash.

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Re: 2010 Corolla up for grabs...
« Reply #52 on: March 31, 2017, 05:24:26 pm »
No need for an emissions test at all.

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The province has also cut the requirement for an emissions test any time a car is re-sold or transferred to a new owner. Instead, the buyer will simply have the car tested at its next scheduled bi-annual check.

Read more at http://www.autotrader.ca/newsfeatures/20170331/ontario-ditches-drive-clean-fee-updates-emissions-testing-rules/

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Re: 2010 Corolla up for grabs...
« Reply #53 on: March 31, 2017, 05:31:20 pm »
*cough* biennial check.

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Re: 2010 Corolla up for grabs...
« Reply #54 on: March 31, 2017, 05:45:11 pm »
Wow, you Ontario types are getting hosed!. Motor Vehicle safety inspections in NB are $35.

It's only required if you sell a car privately.  I keeps the real beaters off the road.  The annual thing would never fly here.

That's too bad, I really wish it would. 

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Re: 2010 Corolla up for grabs...
« Reply #55 on: April 02, 2017, 04:30:43 pm »
Tentatively sold.  Supposed to deliver next weekend in the GTA.  Meeting at a CT where the car will get a safety certificate - if it passes, the sale's good and we'll drive to Service Ontario from there.

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Re: 2010 Corolla up for grabs...
« Reply #56 on: April 03, 2017, 01:47:54 pm »
congrats. hope it works out.
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Re: 2010 Corolla up for grabs...
« Reply #57 on: April 03, 2017, 01:49:11 pm »
Heres hoping its gone!!
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Re: 2010 Corolla up for grabs...
« Reply #58 on: April 03, 2017, 01:59:36 pm »
Easiest car in the world to sell.  My neighbours sold their daughter's older Corolla in less than 3 hours and newer ones sell in days.  I have no idea of why a Corolla owner would trade one in and take $3-5K less for it.

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Re: 2010 Corolla up for grabs...
« Reply #59 on: April 03, 2017, 02:00:47 pm »
Just be careful at CT.

I once did a safety there.  Guy came out and said, Sir, I have some bad news.  Your vehicle needs 1500 in repairs.

He went over the list.  I said, listen, 90% of that stuff isn't REQUIRED for safety.  He finally admits it and says, yeah it needs a tie rod to pass.  K do that.  Thanks.

"Recommended" is not required.

They had things on there, like dirty battery terminals $100 to clean.