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I am using TFX International to import the ZR1 into Ontario. Once it is cleared, I have to get it home and then it must go to Canadian Tire to verify DRL's and Kilometers read on the speedometer. Anyone know why it must go to Can. Tire instead of the local dealer to do the work? Still trying to figure out how to get it home without any plates?
 
Canadian tire is a goverment authorized inspection station for Canada any car that is to enter canada must go to Candian tire for inspection no exceptions.I feel your pain and also would like to see the chevy dealer do the job but it is what it is no way around this i wish you luck that all goes well and more than certain that it will.Enjoy the ride you are getting a real nice car.

Kent :D
 
I am using TFX International to import the ZR1 into Ontario. Once it is cleared, I have to get it home and then it must go to Canadian Tire to verify DRL's and Kilometers read on the speedometer. Anyone know why it must go to Can. Tire instead of the local dealer to do the work? Still trying to figure out how to get it home without any plates?

Temp plate from the license issuing office -- shouldn't cost but a few bucks.

C.
 
Temp plate from the license issuing office -- shouldn't cost but a few bucks.

C.

I bought a trip permit for mine last year to get it home from Mississauga. I think it cost me 10 bucks. All I needed was proof of insurance but then the car was already certified.
 
Its always been Canadian Tire. I had to do the same when I imported my car back in 2007.
 
Thx. again for all your input and advice, especially the trip permit. The wealth of knowledge on this site never ceases ton amaze me.
 
I am using TFX International to import the ZR1 into Ontario. Once it is cleared, I have to get it home and then it must go to Canadian Tire to verify DRL's and Kilometers read on the speedometer. Anyone know why it must go to Can. Tire instead of the local dealer to do the work? Still trying to figure out how to get it home without any plates?

Depends on where you bought it from but you should of got a tempoary tag/ licence plate as we did that was valid for a period of 30 days from the state of Illinois which was compliant over here. So for us it saved a alittle time and effort with this running around to get everything in order. Best of luck with the ordeal...... and i would strongly over see the vette at CT as they do not need to ROAD test the car for any reason for this inspection. So just in case they tell you so they are full of crap.:nono:
 
i think the reason for the RIV at canadian tire is that they are a national chain. we went elsewhwere for our provincial inspection(sask). our local canadian tire is not that great for mechanical service so i refuse to deal there unless forced.
 
Hey there! In Alberta any garage can do out of province/out of country I think. So I had the local garage do it in Grimshaw. When the mechanic saw the car he stopped his current project and told the shop foreman he'd do my car right away. Said he needed to take it for a road test but asked me to drive it so I took him for a WOT up through 4th gear run. He happened to be a car guy and was impressed with "how hard it pulled even in 4th" and was giving a play by play to the other guys in the shop when we got back.

45 minutes later I had my paperwork..........

I'd not let them drive the car themselves if I could avoid it but I think he liked being taken for a ride anyway.

Good luck with your inspection!

Cheers,

Garry
 
Ya, in Alberta they got rid of the Can Tire only rule.

I used a chev dealership to do mine.

Ask around at Chev dealerships.

Brian
 
That must be the case. I was just I'm Sherwood Park Chev yesterday to check out a (now departed) 2011 CTS-V coupe and they have a slew of American cars coming in as stock. I doubt they them to Can Tire for inspections.
 
That must be the case. I was just I'm Sherwood Park Chev yesterday to check out a (now departed) 2011 CTS-V coupe and they have a slew of American cars coming in as stock. I doubt they them to Can Tire for inspections.

They did my out of prov / country on my ZR1.
 
Despite working for a Chevy dealer in Mississauga, I was not able to do the inspection. I had to take mine to Canadian Tire too. No getting around it. The only benefit to me was the DRL programming. I was able to do it with a Tech 2 and save me the charge Canadian Tire would have to convert them. Close to $200. Sad part is that it only took 5 minutes to do it.
 
Despite working for a Chevy dealer in Mississauga, I was not able to do the inspection. I had to take mine to Canadian Tire too. No getting around it. The only benefit to me was the DRL programming. I was able to do it with a Tech 2 and save me the charge Canadian Tire would have to convert them. Close to $200. Sad part is that it only took 5 minutes to do it.

wow how do they justify $200? is it the cost of the scanner and computer interface?
I've heard the dealers charge about $100 for hooking up their machines but for CTC to go above and beyond that sounds like abuse (to me).

C.
 
wow how do they justify $200? is it the cost of the scanner and computer interface?
I've heard the dealers charge about $100 for hooking up their machines but for CTC to go above and beyond that sounds like abuse (to me).

C.

It's crazy. Not sure how CT goes about doing it but it may be worth calling a dealer or shop with a Tech 2 and ask what the charge would be to do the DRL conversion through them.
 
Acura in Saskatoon is able to do the federal inspections too. I took my car there so it would not be subjected to CT. The guy saw that my DRL's were on so no charge was applied. Wooooooo!

Go to this page. Put in your location and it gives you your options as to where to take it:Registrar of Imported Vehicles - RIV Inspection

However, looking around it seems like CT is your only option around Midland.:(
 
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Acura in Saskatoon is able to do the federal inspections too. I took my car there so it would not be subjected to CT. The guy saw that my DRL's were on so no charge was applied. Wooooooo!

Go to this page. Put in your location and it gives you your options as to where to take it:Registrar of Imported Vehicles - RIV Inspection

However, looking around it seems like CT is your only option around Midland.:(
good info, thanks Riley ...
 
wow how do they justify $200?

C.

Thats dealers for you. For those in Edmonton, Deol Automotive has a tech2 and charged MUCH less. Example switched from my NAV to a 6 changer CD that needed a tech2 programming. Dealer wanted over $100 and a bunch of BS about needing a special program. Deol did it for $25.....

Also as far as the DRL at CT, dont sweat it.. I just made sure the lights were on when starting the car and thats all they cared about..... What a joke. THey liked looking more at the car than the checklist on their clipboard......


Frank
 
Deol was (and probably still is) a certified GM master technician. He left southpark on whyte to start his own place about 25 years ago.
 
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