Get an Inspection and Get Covered
Has your manufacturer’s original comprehensive warranty run out? No problem! You can still get extended warranty coverage — but we do need an inspection of the vehicle first. Inspections keep insurance premiums lower by eliminating pre-existing conditions from the equation. It also allows for the best and fastest claims service when something does happen.
We have convenience in mind and can arrange your inspection at any Fountain Tire in Western Canada. In Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton, we also have partners that can arrange an inspection at your home, work, or even a mall parking lot.
If your vehicle still has some of the original comprehensive (basic) manufacturer’s warranty remaining, you don’t need an inspection to get a warranty.
How It Works:
Get a Warranty Quote
Before getting your inspection you need a warranty quote. The vehicle should be registered in the name of the person getting the inspection.
Book an Inspection
Complete the inspection request form and you will be contacted to confirm your appointment. You don’t pay anything until the inspection is complete.
Mechanic Inspects Vehicle
A certified mechanic performs a detailed inspection, taking photos and notes of the car’s condition. No need to be present during the inspection. You pay mechanics directly.
Get a Detailed Report
You will receive a detailed electronic report when the inspection is finished. We also receive a copy and will contact you to set up the warranty.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why do I need to get an inspection?
Insurance fraud is a real issue. We need to ensure that all vehicles we cover are safe to do so. Filtering out vehicle issues allows us to provide amazing claims service and lower pricing to all our customers.
What does the inspection cost?
Most inspections done with our partners at Fountain Tire are $149.99 (plus tax). You pay for the inspection directly once it’s complete. Paying for the inspection keeps the price of the warranty lower and makes the process faster and smoother.
Which vehicles need an inspection?
If your original manufacturer’s full comprehensive warranty has expired (most are 3 years/60,000km or 4 years/80,000 km) you will need an inspection to buy a warranty. New vehicles still under warranty do not need inspections.
Why does the inspection need to be through Obvi?
Streamlining inspections through trusted partners provides consistency and makes our claims process more efficient. Unfortunately, some dealership inspections are not always thorough. They are often more focused on closing the vehicle sale.
Do I need a quote before getting an inspection?
Yes. Get a quote for your vehicle before booking your inspection so we can provide you with the best possible pricing and service.
Where can I get an inspection?
We are currently able to provide inspections in most locations where there is a Fountain Tire store. In major centres, we have mobile mechanics that can come to you.
What does the inspection include?
Certified mechanics perform a detailed multi-point inspection which you will receive electronically. The inspection includes:
– A thorough inspection of the vehicle’s mechanical, cosmetic and electrical systems
– Identify any existing conditions
– Identify potential safety problems
– Taken on a short test drive
What happens if the inspection finds an issue?
If your vehicle has an issue that would be covered under our warranty, you may need to get it repaired before buying a warranty. Talk to us and we will go over your options. This doesn’t apply to excluded items such as tires, rims, or body panels. Our partner mechanics can also help with the repairs for you at the time of inspection.