Car Roadworthy Certificate Inspection while you wait $189
A roadworthy inspection is a check of the vehicle to ensure that the key components have not worn or deteriorated, and that the vehicle is safe for normal road use.
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A vehicle that is passed by the Licensed Tester will be issued with a certificate of Roadworthiness. Should any components not meet the test requirements, a first inspection report will be issued listing any defect items. Defect items are required to be repaired and reinspected within seven days in order for the certificate to be issued. To make it a smooth and simple process, the team at Ringwood Roadworthy Centre can provide a quotation and complete any required repairs.
Here are some frequently asked questions.
What does the Certificate of Roadworthiness inspection cover?
The roadworthy inspection is a check of the vehicle to make sure that key components are in a good enough condition for safe road use. It includes:
- wheels and tyres
- steering, suspensions and braking systems
- seats and seatbelts
- lights and reflectors
- windscreen, and windows including front wipers and washers
- vehicle structure
- other safety related items on the body, chassis or engine.
What isn’t checked
The roadworthiness test isn’t a check of the mechanical reliability or general condition of a vehicle. A Certificate of Roadworthiness does not mean that:
- the vehicle is in top condition without any wear or deterioration
- non-safety related accessories (such as the air conditioner, rear window demister, electric windows and rear-window wipers) are working
- the items checked during the roadworthy inspection will continue to function after the inspection, e.g. a brake light can stop functioning at any time after the inspection
- the vehicle complies with all of the Australian Design Rules (ADRs)
If you require a comprehensive vehicle inspection
If you require a comprehensive check on the overall condition and reliability of the vehicle then you should arrange for a separate independent vehicle inspection which we can facilitate at the time of your Roadworthy inspection if required.
Getting a Certificate of Roadworthiness
Who issues certificates?
A Certificate of Roadworthiness can only be issued when a licensed vehicle tester, operating from a nominated licensed premises, deems the vehicle is in roadworthy condition . A certificate can only be issued when a vehicle passes the inspection.
How long does a certificate remain current?
A roadworthy certificate is valid for 30 days from the date of issue.
Note: This is not a guarantee that a vehicle with a roadworthy certificate will necessarily continue to remain in a roadworthy condition for 30 days from the date the certificate was issued.
The cost of certificate
The cost of getting a roadworthy can depend on the age, type and condition of a vehicle.
You can ask for a quote from a Licensed Vehicle Tester.
- If the vehicle fails the test
- If an item fails to meet the requirements, the vehicle tester will issue a rejection report. You’ll be given 7 days to repair or replace the rejected item/s and have them re-inspected.
- If more than 7 days lapse, another full inspection will be required.