Roadworthy certificates are required when you sell your car to a party other than Licensed Motor Car Traders (LMCT). Vicroads regulates the process of testing and issuing roadworthy certificates to ensure safe trading of vehicles between the seller and purchaser. Certificate of roadworthiness also helps reducing the number of poorly maintained vehicles on road.
Who can issue the certificate?
Only a licensed vehicle tester who operates from an authorised service centre can issue the roadworthy certificate. J & F motors is a licensed roadworthy tester who can provide roadworthy certificates for vehicles in East Melbourne, Richmond and South Yarra. We not only provide certificates for cars, but also for trucks and motorcycles. You can call J & F Motors for a roadworthy certificate in East Melbourne. Our technicians will give you the quote for your vehicle. You will get a roadworthy certificate in Richmond only if your vehicle passes the inspection process.
What does the inspection cover?
A roadworthy inspection checks the working status of a vehicle's major parts. It ensures that these parts are not deteriorated and are safe to use. It mainly covers:
Tyre and wheels
Lamps and reflectors
Seats and seat belts
Steering, suspension and brake system
Windscreen and windows with wipers
Structure of the vehicle
Other safety related parts in the car such as engine and chassis.
Roadworthy Certificate in East Melbourne, Richmond, South Yarra & Toorak
What does the certificate not mean?
It is good to know that roadworthy certificate in Toorak does not provide any assurance for overall condition and reliability of the vehicle. If you prefer a complete checkup for your car, you have to go for a separate inspection.
A roadworthy certificate does not mean the vehicle is in top notch condition.
It will not verify the non-safety parts of the car are working properly. For example, it will not check air conditioning, backside window wipers and electric windows.
The test will not ensure the parts inspected are continuing to work even after the inspection.
How much does it cost?
The cost of obtaining a roadworthy certificate in South Yarra is not fixed. It is purely based on the type, make and condition of the vehicle.
How long is the certificate valid for?
If a certificate of roadworthiness is current and you want to use it for transaction purposes, it will be valid for one month from the date of issue.
If your vehicle fails the test
You will not get the certificate if your vehicle fails the test and you will be given seven days time for repairing the items that are rejected. You have to bring the vehicle back to the tester for inspecting those parts. If you do not return within 7 days, entire process of inspection should be carried out once again.