No one wants drivers to be driving around in poorly maintained cars with broken parts. Such vehicles are nothing but a threat on wheels. They undermine the safety of the drivers themselves and everyone else on the streets. Roadworthy certificates (also known as road safety certificates) are required by law as an official document to make sure that your vehicle is safe and maintained for all road users.

However, the first time you have to get your vehicle’s roadworthy certificate can be quite confusing. There are always questions like

What’s included in a roadworthy certificate?

What happens if you fail?

Where can you get a road safety certificate from? 

How long do roadworthys last?

How much does it cost?

Lucky for you, at Bosch car service – Armstrong creek motors, we have all the answers. So let’s begin! 

When Do You Need A Roadworthy Certificate?

  1. Transferring a registration to another person or state– This usually happens if you sell your vehicle to someone or if you are planning to move to another state. It is required be the law to get your roadworthy certificates in such cases. 
  2. Re-registering and unregistered vehicle in Victoria– If you do not renew your registration every year, you cannot legally drive your vehicle. A roadworthy certificates is required to register your unregistered vehicle again. 
  3. You are selling a registered light vehicle– All registered light vehicles will need to pass a road safety inspection before they can be sold.
  4. Vehicle defect notice – If you receive vehicle defect notice whether its major or minor. you need Roadworthy certificate in Victoria.

We understand that the whole process of certification may seem daunting, but honestly it’s not. Most of the vehicles will pass the test, and even if you don’t, you still have 14 days ti fix it! 

It is important to keep in mind that a roadworthy certificate does not guarantee that your vehicle in mechanically reliable. It just certifies that it is safe enough to be driven.  

What’s checked? 

During a roadworthy certification test , it is ensured that the key components of the vehicle are in a good enough condition for safe road use. These components are: 

    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.

Where most Vehicles fail? 

To ensure that your vehicle passes the inspection first time, you should follow this checklist and get the issues resolved (if any) 

  • Tires 
  • Oil leaks
  • Light bulbs 
  • Brakes 
  • Mountings 
  • Bushes

We, At Bosch car service – Armstrong creek motors, proud for having a team of the best mechanics in grovedale, who ensure that all the key components of your car are functioning properly for a smooth and hassle-free certification process.

How long is the certificate valid? 

A roadworthy certificate is current or valid for 30 days from the date of issue. It is during this period that the vehicle should be presented for transfer or re-registration processes. 

How long does it take? 

A certificate is usually issued in 30-45 minutes once the road safety inspection is complete and you pass. 

Visit us for a smooth experience 

We house the best team across Geelong, Armstrong Creek, Torquay, Surfcoast and Ocean groove and Regional Victoria, who are confident working with all major vehicle brands, with affordable mechanic charges. 

So the next time you need a roadworthy certificate, visit us for at Bosch car service – Armstrong creek motors for a smooth and hassle-free service. 

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