To register a non-BC car in British Columbia, you have to complete a safety inspection. That is okay with me I suppose, but it seems like a conflict of interest like many “inspections”. So a mechanic is being paid by me to do an inspection, but yet answers to the Government of BC on whether he is certified to do these inspections. So, he can be really stringent and annoy me with a whole bunch of things that have to be done – that also likely increases his take in the short-term. But, if he dings me for all this work, then chances are I am not coming back next time. And I tell all my friends. Who guards the guards? Hmmm?
My car went through its inspection – just some housekeeping things came up, and came with the strong recommendation that do my front brakes and replace my tires. However, the shop was not going to make these failure items on my inspection. Good. But I am getting the brakes done anyways. Nobody wants weak brakes on the mountain passes of BC.
September 11th, 2012 Extra-Ordinary: A bizarre and unproportional feeling of sadness when I watched the removal of my front door window tint. Apparently, not allowed in BC. And driving home? It was so so bright. I’m still squinting.