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]

Queensland Safety Certifcates

by Andrew Automoto22. November 2013 11:42
In Queensland the laws are very strict about Safety Certificates (roadworthy) on vehicles that are up for sale, or that are being re-registered for the first time or from interstate.In Queensland if you are planning on selling your vehicle you need to display a safety certificate on a clearly visible part of the vehicle, from the moment it goes on sale, either on the internet, in the paper, in your front yard or if you’re driving it around with a “For Sale” sign, it must display the safety certificate.If you have a vehicle registered in another state or that has been un-registered for more than 3 months or are registering the vehicle for the first time they will all need to pass a safety inspection and receive a safety certificate before they can be registered.[More]

Roadworthy Costs

by Andrew Automoto21. November 2013 10:23
In Australia vehicle safety is addressed through the National Australian Design Rules (ADR) which sets a minimum standard for the construction of motor vehicles in Australia.The Australian Goverment has jurisdiction over motor vehicles up to the point that they go on sale. From this point on the States and Territories of Australia are responsible for there own regulations for the vehicles on the road, this includes [More]

Major car service

by Andrew Automoto21. November 2013 10:14
A Major service on your vehicle is recommended every 40,000 – 45,000km. Having a major service on your car is important, it doesn’t matter if you do minor services regulary, vehicles are built with components that need to be replaced, especially if you intend on having your vehicle for more than 3 years. For example, all your belts and hoses in your vehicle are made from rubber, while the manufactured rubber is of a high quality after time rubber does start to brake down, so it is important that you have your belts and hoses checked and if need be replaced at the recommended intervals, otherwise you’ll be paying a lot more that you were originally quoted for a major service. [More]

Tasmania Roadworthy Laws

by Andrew Automoto17. September 2012 12:24
In Tasmania a Roadworthy is not a legal requirement for your vehicle, however they do have the formal vehicle inspection in place. So what does this mean? The Tasmanian government have brought a Defective Vehicle and Random Vehicle Inspection scheme. The Defective Vehicle call-in means that you are issued with a Defective vehicle notice, by the police if they observe your vehicle for a period of time and deem it un-roadworthy, or if a member of the public have made a complaint against your vehicle.[More]