What is a Roadworthy Certificate?
A Roadworthy Certificate is mandatory for buying or selling a vehicle or when re-registering a vehicle. The main purpose of this certificate is to ensure that the vehicle is free of any defects that might cause accidents due to mechanical failures. Brand new vehicles and those not used to carry goods and passengers on the highway such as dumpsters and loaders do not require Roadworthy Certification.
A Certificate of Roadworthiness can only be issued by a licensed vehicle tester who operates from an accredited and authorised service station and garage. The vehicle is thoroughly checked and a certificate issued after it passes the inspection.
MACS Auto & Panel is a registered service station authorised to carry out such inspections and issue Roadworthy Certificate. Our licensed vehicle tester is backed up by technologically advanced and cutting edge diagnostic equipment that makes testing of every vehicle thorough and comprehensive.
If a vehicle fails the test, our tester will issue a rejection report stating the cause for it. Owners have up to 7 days to have the vehicle repaired or the defective part replaced following which that specific issue will be tested again. If the 7 day period lapses, the full inspection has to be repeated again.
What Does the Roadworthy Test Include?
- Seats and seatbelts
- Lights and reflectors
- Wheels and tyres
- Windscreen, front wipers and windows
- Steering, braking systems and suspension
- Body, chassis and engine
- Overall condition of the vehicle
- All non-safety related accessories
- Electric windows
- Air conditioner
- Rear window demister
- Rear-window wipers
Issuance of this certificate by us of course does not mean that the vehicle has not gone through the normal wear and tear and is in top condition. Further, it is also not a guarantee that the parts checked by us will continue to function well after inspection.
Cost of issuing a Roadworthy Certificate
Our charges for issuing a roadworthy certificate depend on the make and model of the vehicle and its age. Higher rates will be applicable to later variants. Again, our charges will vary for cars, 4x4 SUVs, and light commercial vehicles. We also charge marginally more for LPG installed vehicles.
A Roadworthy Certificate is an assurance that your vehicle is fit to be safely driven on the roads. You can rely on superior testing services from trained and experienced tester at MACS Auto & Panel.
For further details and a free quote, give us a call today.
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