Vehicle Safety Standards Certificate for Uber in Kitchener-Waterloo

Ride sharing is the latest trend in transportation. With the rising trend, many questions have arisen in light of the safety standards of the vehicles and the drivers with companies like Uber and smaller local ride shares. In Ontario, a vehicle safety standards certificate is required to drive for Uber. Are you interested in driving for Uber in Kitchener-Waterloo and looking to get your vehicle safety standards certificate completed? There are many different aspects of a safety certificate and many of Hansma’s services can help get your vehicle certified. If you have any questions, contact us today. 


What is a Vehicle Safety Standards Certificate? 

According to the Government of Ontario, a safety standards certificate confirms that your vehicle met the minimum safety standards on the date the certificate was issued. It is not a warranty or guarantee of the vehicle’s condition.  

What is Required by Uber?

According to Uber, Kitchener-Waterloo has passed a ridesharing bylaw. To drive with Uber in Kitchener-Waterloo, your vehicle must pass an annual inspection. Vehicle inspection requirements vary by city. Once completed, drivers need to upload the certificate to their driver account to be verified by Uber.


1. Find an inspection centre (contact us to book your appointment) 

2. Complete inspection and receive safety standards certificate 

3. Upload certificate to your Uber driver account profile

How Long is the Safety Certificate Valid? 

The certificates states that it is only valid for 36 days. These inspection certificates were designed for the purposes of facilitating the sale of used cars. For Uber's purposes, your safety inspection is valid for 1 year after the inspection date. 



What is Included in the Safety Certificate Inspection in Ontario?


How Can Hansma Help? 

If your vehicle is failing the inspection, Hansma offers a variety of services that can ensure you pass the inspection whether for Uber purposes or when selling a vehicle. Some of these services are brake repairs, maintenance, general repairs, steering or shock repairs, and more. Hansma also offers the Safety Standards Certificate.  We have built a reputable brand in Kitchener-Waterloo based on our excellent customer service, experienced professional staff, and honest, quality, work. 


Excellent Customer Service


At Hansma Automotive we want you to feel comfortable and never pressured. We will never push you into doing a repair that is not necessary or that you are not wanting to do. We want you to feel that you are in control, so we will give you a choice of parts, letting you know the advantages and disadvantages of each choice. For example, a better grade of part will be more expensive, but it will last longer than a lesser grade, however, the choice will be yours.

Experienced Professional Staff

The team at Hansma Automotive is made up of friendly and highly trained professionals. Trust the professionals to only recommend and carry out the repairs that you actually need. They will let you know what you need done and when it should be done. Our customers have come to trust us and that's why they keep coming back and why they are willing to highly recommend us to their family and friends. Click here to meet our friendly team.

The Hansma Difference

At Hansma we offer service with a difference. We have worked hard to gain a reputation for honesty and quality work. We promise to give you top-notch service at reasonable and competitive rates.  Contact us today and find out about the Hansma service difference for yourself. We are open every weekday from 8 AM to 6 PM. Come see us at 88 Shoemaker St. in Kitchener, Ontario.

"Great service and friendly people. They have always been able to help me with car repairs and maintenance. When possible they provide options for repairs (different parts or levels of repair), usually followed by great advice for how to proceed." - Nicholas

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Posted on December 30, 2017 .