If you’re selling or have sold your car, wish to transfer registration from another state or need to re-register your vehicle, you need a roadworthy certificate/safety certificate.
Some of the components of your car that are assessed during a Roadworthy Inspection include:
- Seats and restraints
- Lights and electrical components
- Windscreen and windows
- Steering and suspension
- Wheels and tyres
- Brake components
- Engines and drivelines
- Exhaust and emissions
- Road Test
A roadworthy certificate or “RWC” is an inspection that only certified Roadworthy Inspectors can carry out.
Why is a roadworthy certificate important?
As a local provider of safety certificates, it’s our duty of care to make sure your roadworthy inspection is carried out correctly. Once the inspection is complete and all areas pass the test, we sign off the car to indicate it is safe to be on the road and meets QLD Transport’s guidelines.
It’s not uncommon for a car to fail its first inspection. You have 14 days to get any issues sorted without having to pay for another inspection – providing it is returned to our workshop for the follow-up inspection.
Also, the vehicle either needs to be registered or have the CTP component of your rego paid so that we can carry out a sufficient road test as it is part of the inspection.
Some other terminology some people use for a Roadworthy; Blue Slip, warrant, MOT, Roady. Please note that a Roadworthy Inspection is different to a Pre-purchase Inspection.
How much does it cost?
The standard cost of a roadworthy is $77.35**. Sometimes additional work will need to be carried out in order for the Roadworthy Certificate to be issued. Give us a call on 5539 5944 to discuss. ** Prices are subject to change
Don’t forget, we’re only 5-10 mins from Benowa, Southport, Molendinar, Parkwood and you’re most welcome to wait for the car if you need to.
All Roadworthy Inspectors follow the same code of practice although a lot of the rules are open to interpretation. When we carry out a roadworthy inspection at Ashmore RWC and Automotive Services, we try to be consistent, stick to the rules and give the best advice where possible. We want safe cars on the roads for you, your family and your friends.