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05-05-2006, 02:21 PM
The car that I bought didn't come with safety. Owner took it to BMW dealer and they checked it and said drivers side tie rod has to be replaced, so since that was the only issue I said that's ok.
I have a mechanic and he can do it but not til end of the next week since he's away. I went to another shop but they want me to put the other set of tires on since these are not good *enough*. I'm just tired of them trying to rip me off!
Does anyone know a place where I could *get* safety? KW area if possible..
05-05-2006, 02:26 PM
I know of a few dt Toronto that'll safety it for 80$
05-05-2006, 02:28 PM
You got a PM.
05-05-2006, 04:36 PM
05-05-2006, 04:53 PM
$65 for a safety... you'll never see the mechanic, and he'll never see your car
PM me for more info
05-05-2006, 06:32 PM
I PMed you all back. Still looking to get it.
05-05-2006, 06:45 PM
I'd take it to rocco @ RMP, he is very good, i took the one car that i was looking at there and was able to tell me exactly what needed to be done for safety, sometimes the dealer will quote you things that really don't need to be done, such as if the ball joints are somewhat worn down but not a safety issue then they will say you need new ones and quote you for them.
05-05-2006, 07:01 PM
I have a mechanic here who will fix tie rod (only thing that needs to be done), but he's away until Late next week. Plus all others said I need to put ON my other set of rims/tires, and this mechanic I go to said that's ok.
What I'm looking at is to just buy safety, transfer the ownership, and then I'll get things fixed.
That temp plate just drivers me crazy :mad:
05-05-2006, 10:39 PM
A Temporary (Trip) Permit can be extended/added a maximum of four times per vehicle over a 365-day period.
Just get another one until your mechanic fixes it.
05-06-2006, 09:59 AM
I would rather not extend it, but get my plates put on, if possible. So if anyone else knows where I could get the safety cert. PM me. Thanks!
FYI, tie rods are usually replaced in pairs, since they wear evenly, unless the boot is torn on one of the ball joints.
05-06-2006, 01:20 PM
I'll get them both replaced because I'll change the tires too. I just want to get that damn safety paper so I can transfer the car and put on my plates.
05-07-2006, 10:44 AM
still looking to buy :)
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