Malvern Auto Repairs - Car Services - Roadworthy Certificate ServicesA certificate of roadworthiness (RWC) is most often required when a vehicle is sold or if a used car is to be re-registered. This helps reduce the number of badly maintained cars on our roads. In some instances a roadworthy cerificate is also required to clear a vehicle defect or unroadworthiness notice.
A roadworthy cerificate can only be issued by a licensed vehicle tester that is operating from a nominated garage or service outlet as is the case with Malvern Auto Repairs.
For a cerificate to be issued, a 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, steering, 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 itself and other safety related items on the body, chassis or engine.
The roadworthiness test is not a check of the mechanical reliability or general condition. If you require a comprehensive check on the overall condition and reliability of the vehicle then you should arrange for a separate independent report such as those offered by the RACV or VACC of which Malvern Auto Repairs is in both cases a registered agent.