Red Deer Heavy Duty Repair can provide salvage inspection for your salvage vehicle. A salvage vehicle is any vehicle that has been written off as a ‘total loss’. After an accident a vehicle is often ‘totaled’ by the insurance company. The car can no longer be driven once a car is declared ‘totaled’. You may be able to salvage a vehicle that has been totaled previously. Repairs can be made to bring the vehicle inline with current safety standards. You can then apply for a salvage inspection. Our shop is fully licensed to provide you with a salvage inspection.
What is Salvage Inspection
A salvage inspection is an inspection of your vehicle’s safety standards. Any vehicle declared salvaged must undergo a detailed inspection by a licensed technician. The vehicle needs to be rebuilt and returned to Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) or Inter-industry Conference on Auto Collision (I-Car) standards. This inspection is much deeper than a normal yearly safety inspection and can take up to four hours to complete. Once our team of inspectors completes their inspection and your vehicle passes you can then begin the process of registering your vehicle.
Salvage Vehicle Requirements
If you plan on rebuilding a salvage vehicle there are a few things you should know before you begin. First if your vehicle has been deemed non-repairable, you will not be able to repair or register this vehicle. It can only be sold for scrap. If you are marked ‘salvage’ you are good to go and will be able to get a Rebuilt Vehicle Work Plan. You will need 4 photos of the vehicle damage before repairs. You then need to contact an inspection center like Red Deer Heavy Duty Repair to schedule in-progress inspections. Repairs must be completed and conform to OEM or I-CAR standards.
Salvage Inspection Requirements
Once you’ve started your repairs, the team at Red Deer Heavy Duty Repair can assist in your project. We can provide you with your in-progress inspections for your vehicle. We can assist you with taking photos of your repairs and we can assist you with the Rebuilt Vehicle Work Plan and its forms. Your vehicle will go through several inspections before receiving its final inspection. Our team can help at each step of the way.
Your vehicle will be soon be ready for its final inspection. Your vehicle should not have interior trim or undercoating installed for the final inspection. Our licensed inspection technicians will take extra care examining your salvaged vehicle. We will ensure your vehicle meets all OEM and/or I-CAR standards for safety. If your vehicle meets or exceeds the standards of the inspection you will finally pass your salvage inspection. Your vehicle is deemed safe to drive. You can now begin the process of registering your restored salvaged vehicle.