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Road worthy certificates western port victoria

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

You receive a certificate after your car has passed a roadworthy inspection ensuring that key components have not worn or deteriorated.

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

How to obtain a roadworthy certificate in Hastings?

A Certificate of Roadworthiness can only be issued by a licensed vehicle tester, operating from a suitably licensed garage or service station. Western Port Automotive Services is a licensed vehicle testing station so can inspect your vehicle and issue a Certificate of Roadworthiness.

To make sure the vehicle is safe for normal road use major safety items of your vehicle are checked during a typical roadworthy inspection;

  • The structure of the vehicle itself
  • Steering, suspension and braking systems
  • Wheels and tyres
  • Seats and seat belts
  • Lamps and reflectors
  • Windscreen, and windows including front windscreen wipers and washers
  • Other safety related items on the body, chassis or engine

Please note: The roadworthiness test is NOT a check of general condition or the mechanical reliability of the vehicle and it does NOT mean that your vehicle is in top condition, without any wear or deterioration or that non-safety related accessories (air conditioner, rear window demister, electric windows, rear-window wipers etc.) are working. Furthermore, the test does NOT guarantee the items checked will continue to function after the inspection.

If you require a comprehensive check on the overall technical condition and reliability of your vehicle, arrange a comprehensive 150 point vehicle inspection with Western Port Automotive Services.

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What if my car fails roadworthy test?

If any of the checked items fail to meet the standard, you will receive a rejection report and have seven days to repair the issues and return the vehicle for a second inspection of the failed items. If more than seven days elapse a complete roadworthy inspection must again be performed on the vehicle.

How much does a roadworthy test cost?

There is no fixed cost for obtaining a Certificate of Roadworthiness. It generally depends on the age, type and condition of the vehicle being examined.

How long does a roadworthy certificate last?

For the purposes of a transaction a Certificate of Roadworthiness is current for 30 days from the date of issue. You can find more details on Roadworthiness Section on VicRoads website.

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