In Victoria a roadworthy certificate is required when a vehicle is sold, if a used vehicle is to be re-registered or in some cases to clear a vehicle defect notice. It can only be issued by a licensed vehicle tester.
What is a roadworthy inspection?
A roadworthy inspection checks that a vehicle has not worn or deteriorated to a point that the vehicle has become unsafe for normal road use.
What is inspected?
The safety inspection specifies the minimum accetable limits in accordance with the manufacturers specifications, some of the areas covered include:
• Wheels and tyres
• Steering, suspension and brakes
• Seats and seatbelts
• Lights and lenses
• Windscreen and windows inc wipers and washers
• Vehicle structure
• Other safety related items on the body, chassis or engine
What is not inspected?
A roadworthy inspection is not a check of the mechanical reliabilty or general condition of the vehicle. The certificate does not mean:
• That the vehicle is in top condition without any wear or deterioration.
• Non safety related accessories such as the air conditoner, rear demister and electric windows are working.
• That the items checked during the roadworthy inspection will continue to function after the inspection eg. a brake light can stop working at anytime after the inspection.
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How do i get a roadworthy certificate?
Once a booking has been made, a roadworthy inspection will be carried out. The inspection can take between 1-2 hours depending on the age and condition of the vehicle. If no defects are found a roadworthy certificate will be issued.
What if my car fails the roadworthy test?
If any items fail to meet roadworthy standards, you will be issued with a rejection certificate outlining the defects. Vicroads allow 7 days (including the day of first test) for those issues to be rectified and re-tested. If 7 days lapse a complete roadworthy inspection must be carried out again.
How long does a roadworthy certificate last?
The roadworthy certificate is valid for 30 days from the date of issue. It does not require the Licensed Vehicle Tester to guarantee that the vehicle will remain in a roadworthy condition for the next 30 days. The vehicle is roadworthy at the time of inspection and the owner has 30 days to process the roadworthy certificate with Vicroads.
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