Why you need a certificate of roadworthy?
An RWC (Roadworthy Certificate) is required:
- When you purchase or sell a car in Victoria in order to transfer the registration between individuals.
- If you are transferring vehicle registration from another Australian state to a Victorian registration.
- If the registration has lapsed and you need to re-register the vehicle.
- To clear notice of unroadworthiness or a vehicle defect notice.
What is the process of the VicRoads roadworthy inspection?
Test standards are issued by VicRoads and all tests must be checked in accordance with these regulations. When a vehicle is presented for a roadworthy inspection the presenter of the vehicle details are collected, as well as the vehicle identification details. A road test of the vehicle is conducted to pick up any possible area of concern. The vehicle inspection is then performed and any components that don’t meet the standard are recorded. During the inspection, a series of photos are taken. A final road test is performed with a brake test conducted.
Should the vehicle have an item that doesn’t meet the standard it is noted on the official documentation, and a rejection copy of the roadworthy is issued. The owner then has 14 days to have these item rectified. The items are then reinspected and photos were taken. If the vehicle now meets all the standards the Roadworthy Certificate will be issued and is valid for thirty days.
What does RWC Inspection cover?
Some of the items covered in the Roadworthy inspection include:
- Tyres and Wheels
- Steering, Suspension and Brakes
- Seatbelts and seats
- Front and Back Lights
- Wipers and washers
- Overall structure
All non-safety related issues are not included as a part of the inspection. If you are buying an old car we recommend that you get a Pre-Purchase Car Inspection of the vehicle to get an idea of overall wear or deterioration, air condition gas, and engine wear. For further information on this service from Aussie Tune Dandenong please see our page Pre-Purchase Car Inspection or give us a call to discuss.
At Aussie Tune Dandenong, we are licensed to perform VicRoads roadworthy inspections on cars, SUVs, 4×4, and taxis, except if the vehicle is on LGP gas. We are a team of professional mechanics who provide car roadworthy certificates for all types of car brands in Dandenong. Along with the roadworthy report, we can also provide full car service and car repairs in Dandenong, we specialize in European brands like Audi, Mercedes Benz and VW.