What’s Included in CVIP Inspections
Heavy-duty commercial vehicles in Canada are expected to undergo a CVIP inspection on an annual/semi-annual basis. This inspection is designed to ensure each vehicle that travels along Canadian roads and highways is safe and in good operating condition. What's included: Powertrain, Suspension, Brakes, Steering, Instruments/Auxiliary Equipment, Lighting, Electrical, Body, Tires and Wheels, and Coupling devices. For perspective, CVIP inspections are the Canadian equivalent of DOT inspections in the United States. Like DOT facilities, official CVIP sites can have long lines that will have drivers waiting for hours on end. Here at Whitecloud Mechanical, we’re certified to perform CVIP inspections, meaning you can skip the line by scheduling an appointment with us!
Although CVIP inspection requirements vary by province, brakes are a standard component across all of Canada. Your brakes are an incredibly important part of your system, and as such, must be in good operating condition. A heavy-duty vehicle that doesn’t have fully operational brakes is one that puts everyone else on the road at risk. Heavy-duty trucks tend to be much bigger than passenger vehicles and can cause quite a bit of damage with respect to brake failure. Here at Whitecloud Mechanical, we’ll not only inspect your brakes, but we’ll repair them too!
Wheels and Tires
Over the past decade or so, wheels and tires have become a regular component of every CVIP inspection. Tire inspections go farther than just uneven tread wear. Inspectors want to ensure your tires are not going to fall off your vehicle altogether. There have been many instances in the past where wheels come flying off big rigs and cause a lot of damage. They generally fly off due to extreme friction as a result of broken axles or worn-out bearings, so those items will be inspected as well.
How often do you need a CVIP?
- Truck: annually
- Trailer: annually
- Bus: every 6 months
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