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Pre insurance inspection at Canadian Tire?

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Pre insurance inspection at Canadian Tire?

I avoid Canadian Tire like anyone else here but I may have to go there tomorrow since they are the only ones who were able to book a last minute pre insurance inspection.
Due to my circumstances, it must be done tomorrow! :(

Does anyone here have any experience with the CT in Prince George? I called all the approved inspection facilities in PG but most were closed on weekends or booked out for at least a week! I have a 2008 ford focus in perfect working condition, but I'm worried that CT will find the smallest flaw or even lie and come up with $1,000's in repairs that I have to do or else they won't pass my car!
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what is a preinsurance inspection? When they take photos of the car?

Or when they check it mechanically?
[OP]
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CensoredByRFD wrote: what is a preinsurance inspection? When they take photos of the car?

Or when they check it mechanically?
Since it's an out of province vehicle I think it's both.
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A wonderful thing is to know or have a good mechanic as a neighbour that you can offer $30 or so to check everything over before you go to a shop so that you know exactly what to expect. Anyone know if cnt techs still make a commission of parts?
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[OP]
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betamaxman wrote: A wonderful thing is to know or have a good mechanic as a neighbour that you can offer $30 or so to check everything over before you go to a shop so that you know exactly what to expect. Anyone know if cnt techs still make a commission of parts?
I actually had some work done at a dealership not too long ago which included a 100 point inspection and they didn't see anything wrong with the car.

I called a few other places that I couldn't get a hold of earlier, but still no luck :P Well I'm riding into the storm now, wish me luck!
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Take it in, get the certificate. If they try to upsell (and they might), get them to how you on the certification checklist why it failed. Just be smart and question their position if you think that it is not valid. As to speak with a manager (and perhaps even the store manager) and not the service writer if there is issues.
You have evidence of the work and that 100 point check you had done recently...right? Just be smart, that so often is what people forget and then get upsold and complain.
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Pete_Coach wrote: Take it in, get the certificate. If they try to upsell (and they might), get them to how you on the certification checklist why it failed. Just be smart and question their position if you think that it is not valid. As to speak with a manager (and perhaps even the store manager) and not the service writer if there is issues.
You have evidence of the work and that 100 point check you had done recently...right? Just be smart, that so often is what people forget and then get upsold and complain.
It was done in April so I don't think that was too long ago but the car is about 95% highway so I don't think too much wear could have happened til then. Definitely going to to grill them if they try and upsell me.

Will give an update after the storm.
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Well my car passed the inspection with no work required! They also started working on my car within 5 minutes of the scheduled time.
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rssdale wrote: Well my car passed the inspection with no work required! They also started working on my car within 5 minutes of the scheduled time.
Great. Glad you got it done, now enjoy your car.

A Canadian Tire success story...how unusual is that n this forum? LOL.

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