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Ballarat Roadworthy Centre

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Ballarat Roadworthy Centre - Roadworthy Certificates . . .

In Victoria a Certificate of Roadworthiness is generally required when a vehicle is sold or if a used vehicle is to be re-registered. This helps minimise the number of poorly maintained vehicles on the road.

In some cases a Certificate of Roadworthiness is also required to clear a Vehicle Defect Notice or a Notice of Unroadworthiness.

Who issues certificates?

A Certificate of Roadworthiness can only be issued by a licensed vehicle tester, operating from a nominated garage or service station. Ballarat Roadworthy Centre are licensed vehicle testers.

When can a certificate be issued?

The vehicle must pass a roadworthy inspection, then a certificate is issued.

What is inspected?

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.

A roadworthy inspection mainly covers the major safety related items, 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.

The roadworthiness test is not a check of the mechanical reliability or general condition of the vehicle. If you require a comprehensive check on the overall condition and reliability of the vehicle then you should arrange for a separate report offered by Ballarat Roadworthy Centre.

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 conditioner, rear window demister, electric windows and rear-window wipers are working
  • that the items checked during the roadworthy inspection will continue to function after the inspection eg. a brake light can stop functioning at any time after the inspection.

What if the vehicle fails the test?

If an item fails to meet the standard, Ballarat Roadworthy Centre will issue a rejection report. You will be given seven days to repair the item/s rejected and return the vehicle to Ballarat Roadworthy Centre for a second inspection of the failed items. If more than seven days elapse a complete inspection must again be carried out on the vehicle.

How much does the test cost?

The cost of obtaining a Certificate of Roadworthiness is not fixed. It may depend on the age, type and condition of the vehicle being examined. You can ask for a quote from Ballarat Roadworthy Centre.

How long does a certificate last?

A Certificate of Roadworthiness is current, for the purposes of a transaction, for 30 days from the date of issue.

What about the Australian Design Rules?

The roadworthiness test is not a complete assessment of a vehicle's compliance with the Standards for Registration, which, in most cases, are the Australian Design Rules (ADRs). The ADRs are a set of minimum standards for the construction of motor vehicles and trailers. In most cases compliance with these standards cannot be assessed by inspection alone.

Do you have a problem with the inspection or certificate for your vehicle?

If you believe that your vehicle was not roadworthy when you were given a certificate, then take the following steps:

  1. Check first that the component in question is a roadworthiness inspection item.
  2. Contact Ballarat Roadworthy Centre and explain your concerns. In many cases the problem will be resolved..
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