Road safety is of prime importance for the passengers and the drivers. The government likes to take measures for ensuring that vehicles running on the road are in a good condition so that accidents can be avoided. In certain situations it becomes a necessity to get a Roadworthy Certificate. A situation where a Roadworthy Certificate is required includes selling of a vehicle, re-registering a vehicle and in some situations for clearing a defect present in the vehicle. Some vehicles are exempt from the requirement of a Certificate of Roadworthiness like brand new vehicles, those that are not designed for carrying passengers and goods on a highway and specially constructed vehicles.
Only a vehicle tester who owns a license can inspect a vehicle from a nominated garage or a service station. A vehicle needs to pass an inspections test in order to get a certificate of roadworthiness. There are certain features of vehicle which are inspected in a roadworthiness test:
- Wheels and tyres
- Steering, suspension and brakes
- Seats and belts
- Lights and reflectors
- Structure of the vehicle
- Windscreen, windows, wipers, washers
- Other safety features
What is not inspected?
Test of roadworthiness is not a test of the reliability or condition of a vehicle. The following is not inspected:
- General condition of the vehicle
- Non safety related features like the air conditioner and others
- That the features which are checked during roadworthy inspection will continue to work after the inspection
Roadworthiness test is not a full assessment of a vehicle’s compliance with Australian Design Rules (ADRs). For a comprehensive checking of all vehicle parts, reliability and condition of a vehicle a separate vehicle inspection must be arranged. To get additional information on Roadworthy Certificate visit company MELBOURNE ROADWORTHY CENTRES.