Removing your vehicle from storage in 3 easy steps

Removing your vehicle from storage in 3 easy steps

Did you unregister and uninsure your vehicle after putting it in storage? If so, before removing it from storage, use this three-point checklist to make sure you didn’t forget anything.

1. Insurance

Before removing a vehicle from storage, you need to make sure it’s fully insured. As soon as you know the removal-from-storage date, notify your insurer. If you’re insured with SSQ Insurance, you can do this directly on the website or over the phone.

2. Inspection

Whenever a vehicle has been in storage from longer than 12 months, it must be inspected by an SAAQ authorized mechanic. You’ll need a valid roadworthy certificate to be able to register it.

3. Licence and registration

On the day you remove the vehicle from storage, the law requires it must have a valid licence plate.

You can register your vehicle online at SAAQ or at a point of service.

You will need proof of ownership and a valid driver's licence (or other valid ID with picture).

Good to know: Remove your vehicle from storage early in the month because the fees are for the entire month.

Is your vehicle registered in a province outside Quebec? Refer to that province's motor vehicle registration agency.

Note: This blog post is provided for information purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional legal, financial or fiscal advice. For advice specific to your personal situation, always speak with your advisor. SSQ Insurance cannot be held responsible for any decision made as a result of reading this blog post.