Before you can legally drive a vehicle on a public road, it needs to be certified as roadworthy. This type of certificate states that your vehicle has been inspected by professional mechanics and proves that your vehicle is in full working condition so it can safely be driven on the road.
But how do you go about getting your vehicle roadworthy certified and what is needed for this type of certification process? If you want to know then you should read on.
You can’t do a roadworthy certificate on your own. The vehicle needs to be taken to a professional facility like Kendon Auto Electrical that is VicRoads certified to conduct roadworthy inspections for vehicles.
The vehicle will first be inspected by a professional mechanic. Any flaws or issues on the vehicle will need to be repaired before the car will be inspected and tested by VicRoads. Once this is done, the car will be re-registered and can then be sold to a new owner or transferred to your own name if you just bought the vehicle.
To get your car tested, you will first need to make a booking at Kendon Auto Electrical. Take your car to the facility and bring along your car registration certificate that proves that the vehicle is registered in your name. You will also need to bring along your identification card as well as the needed funds for the test and registration.
Quite a few things are checked when a vehicle is tested for roadworthiness. Here is a quick look at the top things that are inspected.
01. First, your identification and vehicle ownership documentation is checked out to ensure that the vehicle is not stolen or to make sure that everything is legal.
02. Next, the electrical systems of the vehicle are tested and checked. This is important since so many modern vehicles rely on electrical components to function well and because electrical malfunctions can result in fires.
03. Once the electrical systems have been tested, the fittings and equipment are usually checked. This usually includes mirrors, safety belts, airbags, and other safety equipment.
04. The brake system is then tested to ensure that the car brakes well and to make sure that the brake pads are still in good condition.
05. The wheels are then checked to see if the tyres are still in good condition and to establish whether there is still plenty of rubber traction on the tires for a safe drive. The wheel alignment is also checked so your tires won’t wear down prematurely.
06. The car’s suspension and undercarriage are also checked for bends, rust, and other flaws.
07. Next, the steering is tested and all steering components are checked to see if the vehicle turns well without too much effort required.
08. The engine is then checked to see if the car is in good running condition. The car is also checked for leaks since oil or fluid leaks can result in malfunctions or fires.
09. The exhaust system is checked to see if the vehicle is running at a low noise level and in optimal condition.
10. Transmission and driving instruments are also checked and tested so you can ensure that you are driving at the correct speed and so your engine will stay protected on long drives.
As you can see, a roadworthy test isn’t just good for staying legal. This type of test can also help you stay safe and sound when you are driving on busy roads. Book your roadworthy test and certificate now at Kendon Auto Electrical & Mechanical and ensure that your car receives the best possible care at all times.