We have provided some helpful links that show our commitment to a Greener Planet and our dedication to keeping you and your family safe on the roads.
If you would like to see some other links or information that you think will help your fellow Kingstonians, please contact us. If we agree with you, we will add that here for others to benefit from.
Ontario Drive Clean Program
Drive Clean is Ontario's mandatory vehicle emissions inspection and maintenance program. Your new car will require vehicle emission testing when it reaches 5 years of age. You will receive a reminder from the Ministry of Transportation that this test is required and you will need to proceed to a Certified Ontario Drive Clean Inspection and Repair Station such as Herman's Auto.
The Ontario Drive Clean Program is geared to improving our health and environment by identifying and requiring vehicles to:
- undergo testing to identify and repair emissions problems
- reduce vehicle emissions of smog-causing pollutants
- reduce emissions of pollutants, including greenhouse gases
Here are some links to help you learn how you can reduce our footprint on the planet, reduce gas consumption, and save money.
Ontario Motor Vehicle Certification
The Vehicle Certification Program makes it more difficult to put stolen and damaged vehicles on Ontario roads and protects you as a purchaser of a used vehicle.
The Ministry of Transportation has a "branding" program that identifies vehicles that are not safe for the road. When you are shopping for a new vehicle you should ensure that a safety inspection has been completed on it before you purchase. Herman's Auto is certified by the Government of Ontario to inspect vehicles and issue Safety Certificates. There are strict guidelines to determine if a vehicle is safe for the roads and the Safety Certificate verifies this. You will not be able to get plates for your used vehicle unless you have a Safety Certificate.
Please visit the Ontario Ministry of Transportation for detailed instructions and procedures that ensure your vehicle can be licensed and driven.
Child Car Seats
It's the Law! Keep your child safe. Here are some useful links to help you understand and make choices for appropriate vehicle child safety restraints.
- How to choose the right car seat for your child
- Tips for Installing Car Seats
- Child Passenger Safety
Recycle Used Vehicle Tires
We all have a responsibility to help clean up our environment and reduce our footprint on the planet. Vehicle repair is a messy business with many byproducts that, if discarded incorrectly, could release harmful
emissions and chemicals into our environment. We mention our commitment to the environment on our home page, however although it is important we do our part it is equally important to us that our partners and affiliates have the same dedication.
The Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association has been the voice of the auto recycling industry in Ontario since 1992. OARA has kept Auto Recyclers informed and involved with input and information into current industry trends and government legislative initiatives that affect auto recyclers.
Learn more about safe disposal of hazardous waste.