To ensure we’re doing our part to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we’re switching to an appointment-only model for all Greenlight Hubs. Going forward, drivers are required to schedule an appointment in advance if they want to visit a Greenlight Hub. Walk-ins are not permitted at this time.
To schedule an in-person appointment, visit our Help Center.
Activate your vehicle
To drive with Uber in Ottawa, your vehicle must pass an inspection and receive a 'Safety Standards Certificate' (SSC). Every time you complete an inspection, you'll need to upload a new SSC onto your profile.
- As of October 1, 2018, if your vehicle model is 5 years or newer, it will require an inspection once per year
- As of October 1, 2018, if your vehicle model is older than 5 years, it will require an inspection twice per year (every 6 months)
Complete the inspection at one of the locations below or at a mechanic near you. Check to make sure your mechanic is licensed by the Ministry of Transportation and can issue a 'Safety Standards Certificate'.
Discounted rates for vehicle inspection
Uber partners now get a discounted rate for Vehicle Inspections at these locations in Ottawa:
- Canadian Tire ($80 + tax)
- Myers Automotive Group ($75 + tax): visit myers.ca to find the best location
Annual vehicle inspections
1. Find an inspection centre
Find your nearest inspection centre and make an appointment for a vehicle inspection.
Wher ever you choose to complete an inspection, be sure to visit a Motor Vehicle Inspection Station that can issue a 'Safety Standards Certificate'.
2. Complete a vehicle inspection
Bring your vehicle in for the inspection. If your vehicle passes the inspection, the mechanic will give you a Safety Standards Certificate (SSC).
Note that Uber does not cover the cost of the inspection, or any repairs or maintenance needed to pass an inspection.
Inspection centres in Ottawa
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