What is inspected?
A roadworthy inspection covers safety related items, including:
- Wheels and tyres
- Steering and suspension
- Seats and seat belts
- Lights and reflectors
- Windscreen, and windows
- Structural components of the vehicle
- Emission & exhaust systems
- Other safety related items on the body, chassis or engine
How much does the test cost?
The cost of obtaining a Certificate of Roadworthiness is not fixed. It depends on the type of the vehicle being examined click book now to view current prices
How do I obtain a roadworthy Certificate?
To get a roadworthy certificate for your vehicle, simply make a booking, drop your car off and we will do the rest.
After completing the roadworthy inspection, we let you know if any repairs are required and can give an estimation of cost to rectify any faults, carry out the repairs required and return your vehicle complete with the roadworthy certificate.
Items like globes and wipers can usually by replaced on the spot.
You can arrange for the repairs to be completed yourself and return the vehicle within 14 days for the date of the first inspection.
What isn’t checked
The roadworthiness test isn’t a check of the mechanical reliability or general condition of a vehicle. A Certificate of Roadworthiness 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 and rear-window wipers) are working
- the items checked during the roadworthy inspection will continue to function after the inspection, e.g. a brake light can stop functioning at any time after the inspection
- the vehicle complies with all of the Australian Design Rules (ADRs)
At Ballarat Roadworthy Centre we can undertake Roadworthy Inspections on all types of vehicles from Mini’s to Prime Movers and Coaches.
More information can be found by reading VicRoads Vehicle Safety Standards & the National Heavy Vehicle Testing manual.
What is involved in a roadworthy inspection?
A Certificate of Road worthiness (also known as a ‘roadworthy’ or ‘RWC’) shows that your vehicle is safe enough to be used on public roads. A roadworthy is required whenever a vehicle is sold, if it is being re-registered, and to clear some defect noticed. The roadworthy inspection is including checks on the following.
- Suspension and brakes
- Vehicle Structure
- Seats & Seatbelts
- Windows and Windscreens
- Exhaust and emissions
- Engine & driveline
- Other items such as windscreen demister & horn etc
Bus Roadworthy Inspections
Ballarat Roadworthy Centre can provide Roadworthy inspections on all buses, our workshop is set up for the purpose of bus roadworthys big and small, our technicians have a vast amount of bus industry experience and are up to date with current changes and requirements.
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