A well-maintained vehicle is a safe one. All cars and trucks on Ontario roads must be registered, insured and maintained to meet certain basic safety standards. It is illegal to drive a car or truck in dangerous condition. Keeping your car or truck in good shape will also reduce the amount of fuel it uses and increases the resale value. It also helps to protect the environment.
A well-maintained vehicle will generally start in all weather conditions. The following types of regular maintenance will help keep your vehicle fit and safe:
Remember, a police officer or Ministry of Transportation inspector can examine your vehicle, its equipment and any trailer attached to it, at any time. If the vehicle is found to be unsafe, it may be taken off the road until the problem is fixed. You can be fined if you refuse to allow your vehicle to be inspected, and if your vehicle is then found to be unsafe, your licence plates can be taken away.