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When is a car deemed to be modified - by options fitted by the manufacturer or from changes made by the owner?

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  • Johnny Tumlinson May 27, 2011

    It depends by manufacturer. What exactly are you questioning as far as "modified." What was done to the vehicle?

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Where I live, Canada, a car is deemed modified when the owners changes things that are not available from the manufacturer. Depending on the extent of the modifications you may need an engineer's certificate for roadworthiness here. Anything that is available as a manufacturer's option wouldn't fall into that category, because they certify that it is fit to be driven on the road with these options when they ship it. Hope this helps.

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