Roadworthy certificates are often required when a vehicle is sold or if a used car is to be re-registered. A roadworthy certificate helps to reduce the number of badly maintained cars on our roads. In some instances, a roadworthy certificate is required to clear a vehicle defect or un-roadworthiness notice.
A roadworthy certificate can only be issued by a licensed vehicle tester that is operating from a nominated garage or service outlet. Malvern Automotive Repairs are fully licensed and authorised to provide a roadworthiness certification service from our workshop in Malvern.
For us to issue a valid roadworthy certificate, your vehicle must pass a roadworthiness inspection. The inspection is a check of the vehicle to ensure that major components have not worn or deteriorated and that the car is safe for regular road use.
A roadworthy inspection only covers the major safety-related components and includes but is not limited to:
- Wheels and tyres
- Suspension and braking systems
- Seats and seat belts
- Lamps and reflectors
- Windscreen and windows, including front windscreen wipers and washers
- The structure of the vehicle and safety-related items on the body, chassis and engine
The roadworthiness test is not a check of the mechanical reliability or general condition of your vehicle. If you require a comprehensive check on condition and reliability, then Malvern Automotive Repairs can arrange for a separate independent report.