Essendon Tyrepower are a licenced VicRoads Roadworthy Testing Centre, and can provide roadworthy inspections in Niddrie. If you would like to book your inspection, give us a call on (03) 9379 2616.
Official VicRoads information:
WHEN DO I NEED A CERTIFICATE OF ROADWORTHINESS?
A Certificate of Roadworthiness is required when a vehicle is sold, if a used vehicle is to be re-registered or, in some cases to clear a Vehicle Defect. It is only issued by a licensed vehicle tester.
Brand new vehicles and some vehicles that were not designed primarily for carrying passengers or goods on a highway and considered to be a specially constructed vehicle are exempt from requiring a Certificate of Roadworthiness.
GETTING A CERTIFICATE OF ROADWORTHINESS
How Long Does A Certificate Remain Current?
A current certificate of roadworthiness, required for the purpose of registering or transferring a vehicle, is one that has been issued not more than 30 days prior to any application for the registration or transfer.
Note: This is not a guarantee that a vehicle with a roadworthy certificate will necessarily continue to remain in a roadworthy condition for 30 days from the date the certificate was issued.
The Cost Of The Certificate
The cost of obtaining a certificate is not fixed and can depend on the age, type and the condition of the vehicle. You can get a quote from us at any time.
If The Vehicle Fails The Test
If an item fails to meet the requirements, the tester will issue a rejection report. You will be given 7 days to repair or replace the rejected items and have those rejected item inspected again. If more than 7 days elapse a full inspection is then required.
WHAT DOES THE CERTIFICATE OF ROADWORTHINESS INSPECTION COVER?
What Is Inspected?
The inspection is a check of the vehicle to ensure that the key components are in a fit condition for safe road use. It includes:
- wheels and tyres
- steering, suspensions and braking systems
- seats and seatbelts
- lights and reflectors
- windscreen, and windows including front wipers and washers
- vehicle structure
- other safety related items on the body, chassis or engine.
What Is Not Inspected?
The roadworthiness test is not a check of the mechanical reliability or general condition of the vehicle.
The certificate does not mean:
- that the vehicle is in top condition without any wear or deterioration
- non-safety related accessories such as the air conditioner, rear window demister, electric windows and rear-window wipers are working
- • that the items checked during the roadworthy inspection will continue to function after the inspection e.g. a brake light can stop functioning at any time after the inspection.
The roadworthiness test is not a complete assessment of a vehicle’s compliance with the Standards for Registration, which in most cases are the Australian Design Rules (ADRs). The ADRs are set a set of minimum standards for the construction of motor vehicles and trailers. Compliance with these standards cannot be assessed by inspection alone.