MPI’s Vehicle Safety department is responsible for Manitoba’s vehicle inspection standards, and oversees administration of the vehicle inspection programs that are currently in place. Inspections help ensure vehicles are safe and meet the equipment standards and requirements set out in the Vehicle Equipment, Safety and Inspection Regulation.
These standards are important when buying or importing a vehicle, modifying a vehicle or rebuilding a write-off.
Vehicle Safety also looks after the licensing and control of vehicle dealers, to help ensure that dealers conduct their business within legislated requirements, and to maintain an orderly marketplace for Manitobans through investigation and arbitration of consumer complaints relating to the safe operating condition of motor vehicles.
Manitobans who wish to file a complaint about a dealership or government inspection station can contact Vehicle Safety at 204-985-0920 or toll-free at 1-866-323-0542.
Some inspections are required as part of the registration process:
Vehicles are required to meet certain standards to pass inspections for registration. However, the law also requires that vehicles always meet minimum standards.
Law enforcement agencies throughout Manitoba conduct roadside inspection programs to ensure vehicles are properly maintained and meet those minimum standards for safety. Vehicle Safety cooperates with law enforcement agencies in roadside vehicle inspections to inspect critical components and systems that may pose imminent safety concerns.
Certain commercial vehicles must undergo additional inspections.
Mandatory vehicle safety inspections are required every six months for:
Mandatory vehicle safety inspections are required every 12 months for:
Vehicles excluded from periodic mandatory vehicle inspection requirements include: