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Old 01-18-2011, 06:05 PM   #1
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Importing Rebuilt US car, 2nd canadian inspection?

Hello,

Couldnt find this anywhere so thought I ask anyone whos imported a REBUILT title US car before.

I understand the process is the same as importing a clean titled car but for rebuilt the RIV website says the car will need to go through a second inspection. Quote "All licensing jurisdictions in Canada require a second rigorous structural integrity inspection for U.S. salvage vehicles to verify that the necessary repairs have been done to make the vehicle road safe." Anyone know more details about this? Where to get it done? costs? I called riv and the guy said i would have to talk to 'someone' in my province?? The car Im looking into is already repaired and running in the US(theft recovery), does this inspection apply? Any info would be great.

http://www.riv.ca/PartsAndSalvageVehicles.aspx

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Old 01-18-2011, 10:33 PM   #2
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these guys should be able to help you out
its another inspection that has to be done only on rebuilt vehicles

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Old 01-18-2011, 10:38 PM   #3
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As per Kalize's post, you need a structural integrity report/assessment performed by a certified shop. The one Kalize posted can and will do that for you in order for you to complete the importation process.

All in all, you will need:

1. Provincial safety inspection
2. Structural Integrity Assessment
3. Federal Inspection (Paid for with your RIV fee)
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Old 01-18-2011, 11:16 PM   #4
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Thanks for the info guys. Just what I needed.
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its a pretty easy inspection to pass if it was rebuilt by a reputable shop

then again, if it fails i hope you didn't pay too much for it(if thats the case, i know an awesome shop(clean/professional) they are rebuilding my is300)

so i hope that the car has already been passed in usa and no longer a salvage
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Old 01-21-2011, 02:00 PM   #6
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its a pretty easy inspection to pass if it was rebuilt by a reputable shop

then again, if it fails i hope you didn't pay too much for it(if thats the case, i know an awesome shop(clean/professional) they are rebuilding my is300)

so i hope that the car has already been passed in usa and no longer a salvage

The car has been through us inspection, so it should be ok to pass Canadian inspection fairly easy?
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Old 02-02-2011, 11:08 PM   #8
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hijacking this thread a bit... i have someone in sort of the same boat, but it's a local vehicle that is 1 year old with 1500kms on it. it was rear ended requiring $9700 in repairs and icbc wrote it off under it's new car replacement policy because no parts were available at the time because it was so new. regardless, it needed a frame pull and my friend would like to get it inspected... is this bodyshop that is mentioned above the only place that can do a structural inspection?
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Yup same guy. Must've gotten his ginormous wing painted there.
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is this bodyshop that is mentioned above the only place that can do a structural inspection?
Fortunately, no. There are many body shops which can perform the structural integrity assessment (SIA) however, certified shops are not listed on the BC Government's website. You may have to call around. Make sure the shop provides you with official paperwork which should like this. Hope that helps and good luck.
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