Vehicle Inspections:

by Andrew Automoto22. November 2013 12:01
A vehicle inspection is usually done before the purchase of a new vehicle to give the purchaser peace of mind that they are getting a vehicle that is up to standard with the Roadworthy laws, and that it won’t break down before you get it in your driveway.Vehicle inspections are also done, before you sell the vehicle, before you go on a long drive in the vehicle, or before the warranty on your new car expires![More]

Northern Territory Roadworthy laws

by Andrew Automoto22. November 2013 11:57
The Northern Territory have a simple rule. If your vehicle is under 3 years old and under 4.5 tonnes, before it is registered, renewed or transferred from interstate, it must be inspected and issued with a compliance certificate by an authorised vehicle examiner at the MVR (Motor Vehicle Registry), this is a free inspection. It will then be issued with a registration, if the inspection on the vehicle is passed.[More]

How much will a victorian Roadworthy cost?

by Andrew Automoto22. November 2013 11:17
Roadworthy certificates can vary in cost depending on the age of your vehicle, the type of vehicle, the condition of the vehicle and to some degree the service centre. Roadworthy inspections and certificates can cost anywhere from $170.00 - $200.Victorian Roadworthy inspections can seem exorbitant compared to the rest of Australia, however under new Inspection laws, the service centre doing the roadworthy must take pictures of the vehicle and keep the pictures and roadworthy inspection report on file for 7 years [More]

How much does a Queensland Safety certificate cost?

by Andrew Automoto22. November 2013 10:35
A safety certificate lasts for 2 months or 2000km if it is for private sale re-registration, or 3 months or 1000k if it is being sold by a licensed dealership. The safety certificate is for only 1 sale or re-registration. Even if you decide to sell the vehicle a week after you purchase it, and the safety certificate is still valid, you will need to pass another safety inspection and receive a new safety certificate. If you fail your first safety inspection you have 14 days to repair the defects and return it to your safety inspection centre for re-inspection at no extra charge.[More]

Australian Capital Territory Registration and Roadworthy laws

by Andrew Automoto22. November 2013 09:47
Once a vehicle is registered in Canberra it generally does not need another roadworthy if it doesn’t change owners and stays registered. However, the Australian Capital Territory has a random inspection scheme, which means vehicles can be spot checked and if defects are discovered, a defect notice can be issued in which case the owner of the vehicle will be required to undergo a roadworthy inspection and have the defects repaired.[More]

How much for a Blueslip in New South Wales?

by Andrew Automoto22. November 2013 09:37
A blue slip is required if you are selling the car without Rego, if you are re-registering your car from interstate, or if the rego has been expired for more than 3 months. A blue slip will last 28 days from when it is issued. If you don’t pass the blue slip inspection then just like the pink slip you have 14 days from when you fail the inspection to have the defects repaired and return to your local inspection centre.[More]

How much is a Pink Slip/E safety Certificate in New South Wales

by Andrew Automoto22. November 2013 09:21
A pink slip is not a roadworthy, it just lets the RTA know that the car is okay to be registered. If you get a pink slip, and then get issued with a defect notice you will still need to get a blue slip. If your car fails the pink slip, you then have 14 days to have the defects repaired and bring it back for inspection to the same inspection centre so it can be issued with a pink slip at no extra charge. If it takes longer than 14days for the repairs you will need to pay for another pink slip. A pink slip is valid for 30 days from date of issue, so make sure you get your pink slip around the same time that your registration is due, otherwise you’ll need to do it all again.[More]