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Roadworthy Certificates are essential for any car on the road. If you're looking at selling a car, changing ownership or re-registering to a new address in Australia, we can help you. Roadworthy Certificates give the Buyer peace of mind that the car is safe and functional. Often cars are sold without current registration making this the best way to ensure you are selling or purchasing a car that meets legal safety requirements in Australia. These Certificates are then valid for 3 months or 1,000km (whichever comes first) from the date of issue.

Get a reliable Roadworthy Certificate near me from our friendly team at Brisbane Auto Shop, a Queensland Government Approved Inspection Station. If any issues arise during the inspection of your vehicle, we are a one stop shop for all your mechanical needs. We will give you a quote on any service, with the best price in Brisbane so your car can get back on the roads in no time.

When you need a Roadworthy Certificate in Brisbane?

A Roadworthy Certificate is also known as Safety Certificate. You will be required to obtain a Safety Certificate in the following instances:

  • Transferring your cars Registration to a new owner 
  • Re-registering an unregistered vehicle 
  • Transferring your Registration from Brisbane to other States or Territory 
  • You want to sell your Registered Car  
  • You want to become a Driver i.e. Uber Driver 

Safety Certificates are needed for Motorcycles, Cars, Trailers with Caravans and other heavy-duty vehicles with up to 4,500 Kgs of weight.  To get the safety certificate, you need to take your vehicle to an authorized person who will inspect your vehicle for different safety measures. It covers the basic safety standards of the vehicle and its components such as... 

  • Tyres 
  • Braking system 
  • Steering 
  • Suspension 
  • Body damage or rust 
  • Lights 
  • Windscreen etc. 

The procedure:

No matter whether you are selling a registered vehicle or disposing of it, you need to get or look a Roadworthy or Safety Certificate near me. Only choose Approved Inspection Stations. Dont run the risk of a dodgy safety check.  After the inspection, you will either get an Electronically generated or handwritten Certificate by an expert tester from the Approved Inspection Station (AIS).  Most AISs offer electronically generated Certificates which dont need to be displayed on your vehicles. However, you must keep it handy if requested by the buyer or a police officer. AIS will give you a printed copy of the certificate along with the PDF file to the registered email Id. 

If you get a handwritten certificate, then you must display it on your vehicle from the day you offer it for sale. You will have to add your contact number along with Buy me or Interested board on the vehicle. Without this, it is highly unlikely you will gain any interest for your car. Certificates are quick and easy to obtain.

Dont take any chances. Book an inspection with us today! 

Safety Certificates for Unregistered Vehicles

If you want to obtain a Safety Certificate for an unregistered vehicle, you will first need to follow these steps: 

  • Remove the original number plate and registration label. You will receive a personalized number plate for the unregistered vehicle from the Government once you surrender the standard number plate 
  • Take a complete vehicle registration application with you 
  • Take third-party insurance from the licensed insurers 
  • Display necessary Safety Certificates  

What happens after getting a Safety Certificate?

Well, as mentioned above, if you get a handwritten Safety Certificate, it must be clearly displayed on your vehicle as below: 

  • Motorcycle- on the guard or front forks 
  • Car- Windscreen or Window 
  • Trailer- On the drawbar

Make sure the Certificate can be seen from the outside of the vehicle. If you dont clearly show it on the vehicle, you can be fined up to $560 by a police officer.

On the other hand, electronically generated Certificates dont need to be displayed on the vehicle. However, you should have a printed copy of that Certificate to show upon request by the police officer, or to place in the vehicle for precaution.

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Safety Certificates Validity

If you get a certificate from a licensed dealer, then it will be valid for 3 months or 1,000 km from the date of issue.

If you get a certificate from other resellers, it will be valid for 2 months or 2,000 km from the date of issue.

You will have to obtain a new safety certificate every time you intend to sell a vehicle. A single safety certificate can be used for one transfer only.

For instance, if you buy a car with intentions to resell, you will have to obtain a new Certificate despite having received one upon purchase.

What if my vehicle failed during the inspection?

If your vehicle failed to get a Roadworthy Certificate, our experts will give you an honest quote on the services required for the vehicle to pass the next inspection test. This will make the entire process quick and hassle-free.

If you choose us for the service, we promise to make your car exemplary so it can meet the State requirements, and so you can obtain a Safety Certificate as soon as possible! Sit back, relax and let us handle your Roadworthy Certificate near me in Brisbane.

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