Auto Electrical Services
July 14, 2017

What is a Roadworthy Certificate?

A Certificate of Roadworthiness is needed when you have to sell your vehicle, or if you want to get a used vehicle re-registered for yourself. This vehicle safety certificate needs close inspection and you would be required to go to near workshop to get it checked by technician. This is mandatory for road safety. Government has checklists to award this handwritten or electronic roadworthy certificate. It helps reduce the number of vehicles that are not safe for driving on the road. There are cases when a Certificate of Roadworthiness (or roadworthy certificate ) is must when you have to clear a Vehicle Defect Notice or a Notice of Unroadworthiness.
Safety of public on Australian road can be only assured when we together put effort to get our vehicles inspected and maintained regularly. The inspection is a check of the vehicle to ensure that key components have not worn or deteriorated and that the vehicle is safe for normal road use.

RWC Melbourne Roadworthy Inspection service covers the most of the road safety related aspects, including:

  • wheels and tyres
  • steering, suspension and braking systems
  • seats and seat belts
  • lamps and reflectors
  • windscreen, and windows including front windscreen wipers and washers
  • the structure of the vehicle itself
  • other safety related items on the body, chassis or engine.

Please bear in mind that the roadworthiness test does not check your vehicle mechanical reliability or general condition of the vehicle. For a comprehensive check and your car/ vehicle diagnostic, its mechanical condition and reliability of the vehicle you should arrange for a separate independent report such as those offered by the RACV or VACC.
A Certificate of Roadworthiness can only be issued by a licensed vehicle tester, operating from a nominated garage or service station. Holding a Roadworthiness Certificate ensures that your vehicle is in good operating condition to run on Australian road.