The SAAQ has instituted various standards to govern the process of putting a vehicle back on the road once it has been declared a “severely damaged vehicle” (SDV) following an accident. The goal is to ensure that rebuilt vehicles meet safety standards and to avoid stolen vehicles being masked as rebuilt vehicles and put back on the road.
Any vehicle declared an SDV that is rebuilt must undergo an inspection process before it can be used again on the road. A rebuilding record is also required, unless the vehicle is registered as a rebuilt vehicle in its jurisdiction of origin.
Note that flood damaged vehicles are prohibited access to public roads. To find out more, look under the heading “Unrebuildable, Severely Damaged or Rebuilt?”..