A certificate of roadworthiness (also called roadworthy, RWC or safety certificate) shows that a vehicle is safe enough to be run on public roads. 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 all your vehicle’s needs from servicing, maintenance and RWC. We help our clients get their roadworthy certificates. To get yours, get in touch with us today. 

You may need a certificate of roadworthiness if:

  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. 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.

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 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 1-2hours once the road safety inspection is complete and you pass. 

Visit us

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 hassle-free ride and peace of mind. 

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