The government here in Nova Scotia just made some changes to the annual vehicle safety inspection system. What was added was a mandatory wheel-off front and rear pad check ( in the case of drum brakes-the drums have to be removed). That part makes sense, but what has me irritated is that when a car goes in to inspection (even if it is not due) it must be repaired by that garage or if you insist on removing your vehicle, they pull the entire safety inspection sticker. This makes it illegal to move your car on local roads. So you're stuck with either repairs they do or a car you have to get a special permit to move(or tow). I have a good garage but I just got a $595 rear brake job, not including new rotors or anything in the emergency brake department (pads, 1 caliper rebuilt, 2 flex cables) in order to pass inspection. Anyway, the work needed to be done, but IF I wanted to do it somewhere else or do it myself, it would have difficult to achieve. Just wondering how other parts of the MB world deal with safety inspections, if any?