Vehicle Inspection Costs & Details


Vehicle inspections help you determine the value and condition of a used vehicle when you’re buying or selling, or purchasing insurance. Vehicle defects that are found during inspections can prevent your car from electrical and mechanical failure and save you from expensive car problems later.

AMA members get preferred rates at any AMA-approved inspection centres on in-province inspections, no matter which centre you go to.

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Types of Vehicle Inspections

When having your car inspected, a technician will inspect, test drive and report defects, potential problems and the general condition of the vehicle.
 
Buyer/seller car inspections (201-point inspection)*

  • Cars, 4×2 SUVs, minivans, and light trucks $164.95
  • 4X4 trucks, SUVs, and full-size vans $184.95
  • Non-members add $40.00
  • GST is not included

Engine, Powertrain and Safety Inspections (141-point inspection)*

  • Cars, 4×2 SUVs, minivans, and light trucks $144.95
  • 4X4 trucks, SUVs, and full-size vans $164.95
  • Non-members add $40.00
  • GST is not included

Additional charges may apply for these services:

  • Engine oil analysis
  • Compression test
  • Timing belt inspection
  • Global leak detection test
  • Removal of full floating axles
  • Spark plugs condition
  • Cabin air filter
  • Scanning for diagnostic codes
  • Radio, CD, DVD, & Navigation System Operation

Insurance Inspections

Most insurance companies require a safety inspection on vehicles 12 years old or older before the vehicle can be insured. Rates vary, contact your local shop.
 

Provincially Regulated Vehicle Inspections

Provincially regulated inspection rates are not governed by AMA. Please contact Service Alberta’s Motor Vehicle Inspection Regulations to learn more about

  • Out-of-province vehicle inspections
  • Written-off vehicle inspections
  • Commercial car inspections