Whether you’re moving to B.C. (welcome!), leaving the province or just moving around the corner, here’s what you need to know.
First you are going to need to register, license, and insure your vehicle after arriving in BC, then you have to switch to a BC driver’s licence. It is very important that you follow the guidelines and get your registration done in time, it can be a very costly ticket if you are not up to date! Here are the time frames:
You have 30 days to register, license, and insure your vehicle after arriving in BC.
You have 90 days to switch to a BC driver’s licence.
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This is where Parkside Motors comes in. As an ICBC designated inspection facility, we are able to inspect your car after you arrive in Victoria, which is known as a “Provincial Safety Inspection”. Vehicles being driven in BC for the first time must be inspected at a provincial designated inspection facility to ensure that they meet B.C.’s safety standards.
The inspection guidelines require us to check for problems in 8 different areas:
If your car fails there are several options available. At Parkside Motors we don’t require that you have the repairs done at our shop before we release the car to you. You are welcome to carry out the repairs yourself and bring the car back to us to finish the inspection paperwork. You don’t even need to pay for a second inspection, we just verify that the required repairs have been completed, and we give the car a pass on the inspection form. Of course we are happy to help you carry out any of the required repairs, and since the car is already in the shop, it can be the fastest way to get your car insured and back on the road. Just give us a shout and we can book your inspection appointment as soon as possible.
If your vehicle is ready for maintenance or have any further questions please be in touch via phone or email. You can find all of our contact information and location right here and at the top of each page on this site. You will be greeted by one of the handsome fellas below, who are happy to take your questions any time of day to make you feel confident that you are making sound decisions regarding your vehicle’s health.
Hi, my name is Kevin and I am a mechanic at Parkside Motors Victoria.
Hi everyone, my name is Malachi Harrison, I am a 2nd year apprentice at Parkside.
My name is Kris Cooper, and I am a third year mechanic apprentice at Parkside.
My name is Joseph Lee, and I am a Red Seal Certified mechanic at Parkside.