Whenever we Service a customer’s car we pay particular attention to items which may affect the Roadworthiness of the vehicle. Safety is the primary reason, but when it comes time to sell or trade the vehicle, A Roadworthy Certificate (RWC) is required before the vehicle can be registered or legally transferred to its new owner.
A regularly serviced car should not only be safe and reliable, it should also be ROADWORTHY if your Car Service Centre is attentive to Roadworthy Items during Scheduled or Logbook Car Service. It is better to maintain the safety and saleability the car throughout its life than to suddenly need to spend large sums on a list of items that may have been avoided or postponed when pointed out by your Car Mechanic during routine Car Service.
A truly Roadworthy Car will always be a pleasure to drive – no rattles, bumps or leaks, and in critical situations can prevent an unnecessary accident. A potential buyer’s first question is usually “Does it come with a Roadworthy Certificate”? If the answer is No, you should expect far (usually thousands of dollars) less for the vehicle.
When we service your car, we perform an informal RWC check whilst carrying out the service, but the actual Roadworthy Inspection is rigorous, and covers a multitude of items to be inspected, tested, photographed and documented.
The RWC process involves an initial inspection to identify any faults in the vehicle including Tyres, Brakes, Steering & Suspension, Exhaust System, Vehicle Emissions, Oil Leaks, Lights & Lenses, Windscreen(s), Seat Belts and Child Restraints etc.
We are happy to provide a quotation to rectify any defects identified. The owner may elect to undertake certain repairs themselves, or have them done by an outside workshop or Mechanic.
After any identified defects have been satisfactorily rectified, a Second Inspection is carried out to document that the repairs and / or replacements are done satisfactorily, and the Roadworthy Certificate is issued and lasts 30 days.
Licensed Roadworthy Testers usually charge according to the time involved in testing different types and ages of vehicles – for example, 4WDs, Vans and Light Commercial Vehicles can involve more work and may cost more to inspect.
If you’re thinking of selling your car, let us help you be prepared and give you seller’s edge. Give us a call anytime for friendly advice, a quote or booking.