A certificate of roadworthiness shows that a vehicle is safe to drive in Victoria. This helps in minimizing the number of poorly maintained vehicles on the road. 

Poorly maintained vehicles with broken parts lead to road accidents and can be hazardous both for the drivers himself and others on the road. Roadworthy certificates are thus required by law as an official document to make sure that your vehicle is safe and maintained for all road users.

Lucky for you, at Bosch car service – Armstrong creek motors we take care of Roadworthy Inspections, prepurchase inspections. We help our clients get their roadworthy certificates. To get yours, get in touch with us today. 

In Victoria a certificate of Roadworthiness is needed for the following reasons :

  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 certificate is required to register your unregistered vehicle again. 
  3. Buying or Selling Vehicle– All registered light vehicles will need to pass a road safety inspection before they can be sold.
  4. Vehicle defect notice – In some circumstances, a certificate of roadworthiness is required to clear a vehicle defect notice issued by relevant authority.

It is important to keep in mind that a roadworthy certificate does not guarantee that your vehicle in mechanically reliable. IT IS NOT OVERALL ASSESSMENT OF THE VEHILCE.

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 tires
  • 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.

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 roadworthy certificate inspection usually take 2-3hours once started.

 1. Once the first inspection carried out, vehicle with defects are itemized in the first examination report and result will be displayed as fail. 

 2. Vicroads(secretary) allow us 14 days to clear any defects and resubmit for second inspection with in 14days period of time.

 3. After the second inspection, all the rectified defects will be pictured and submitted to Vicroads in order to achieve a successful certificate of roadworthiness.

IMP NOTE: All the customers are advised to book second inspections asap with in 14days. 

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We house the best team across Geelong, Grovedale, Belmont, Waurnponds, Waralily, Charlemont, Mount duneed, 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 hassle-free ride and peace of mind. 

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