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Old 06-15-2016, 09:34 AM   #1
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Wink Structural Inspection? buying VGA car from Quebec



any of you guys have experience with a structural inspection? my understanding is a bodyshop has to go over the car if 'importing' a VGA car from Quebec.

how much do they cost roughly?

how stringent are they? considering a car that was vandalised (cosmetic damage) but no frame / etc issues
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Old 06-15-2016, 10:48 PM   #2
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$400-500 for inspection, VERY hard to get in most places, some won't even do it unless they did the repairs. You need lots of paperwork too, make sure you have it before buy the car, or else you may not be able to put it on the road ever again!
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I use to do these back when I had a shop. Lots of paperwork, alignment has to be performed and the lic tech has to sign it and provide his mec license number as well. Lots of photos before, all receipts, original estimate the wrote the vehicle off. Must have insurance letterhead on it Must be stamped total loss ( you would be surprised how often those two things would be missing) Also when it's measured it has to be within a total of 3mm of original measurement spec. I haven't done one in about 8 years so I'm sure some rules have changed but hope this helps.
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Had do google what VGA was, looks like it's similar to salvage title. Why would it have that if it only had cosmetic damage?
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Old 06-16-2016, 09:45 PM   #5
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Had do google what VGA was, looks like it's similar to salvage title. Why would it have that if it only had cosmetic damage?
Vehicle branding is totally up to the adjuster. They pretty much give it a title they want, and not much rules about it, other than flood (that goes Irreparable). Ive seen cars Salvaged for just a scratch, and Clean title burned to the ground shells...Does not make sens, but nobody really cars.
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