South Australia Roadworthy Laws

by Andrew Automoto22. November 2013 11:49
In South Australia privately owned vehicles do not need to be issued with a road worthy certificate, nor do vehicles transferring registration from another state or vehicle changing ownership. However there are a few circumstances where a vehicle will require an Inspection certificate and to be issued with a roadworthy. These circumstances are: [More]

New South Wales inspection Blue slips/pink slips laws

by Andrew Automoto22. November 2013 11:44
In New South Wales, there are so many different coloured types of slips that it can get very confusing. Well let me clear it up for you right now. A Blue Slip and a Pink Slip are the only two coloured slips you need when it comes to roadworthiness. A white slip is only issued if during your blue or pink slip inspection your car is found to have roadworthy defects, and a green slip is a form you need to fill out after your receive your blue or pink slip for the registration. Now to clarify the Pink and Blue slips: [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]

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]

Windscreen Wipers and when to change them!

by Andrew Automoto22. November 2013 09:19
Because the blade is made from rubber and being on the outside of your car is subjected to all the elements you do need to change your windscreen wipers! An easy way to tell if you need new wipers is to pull the rubber blade away from the wind screen. If the blade comes away from the glass with little resistance then, it's time for new wind screen wiper arms. However you will find it is usually the rubber blade of the windscreen wiper that needs to be replaced. [More]

How to change your Windscreen wiper blades

by Andrew Automoto22. November 2013 09:16
Be careful when removing the windscreen wiper blades, the wiper arm is metal and your windshield is glass. One clumsy move and you could scratch or crack the windshield - this would not be good....Now you have changed your windscreen wipers check to make sure your wiper fluid is full. This means opening the bonnet, and on the left hand side there is usually a clear looking funnel with a lid and this picture [More]