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Rego Inspections

RWC Roadworthy Certificate Inspections Townsville

Welcome to Ian Paynes Automotive Engineering We offer free RWC roadworthy inspection certificates with every vehicle servicing from our highly experienced mechanics. An RWC safety certificate is issued after a vehicle passes a minimum safety standard inspection. A safety certificate covers basic things that could affect the safe operation of the vehicle, such as:

  • tyres
  • brakes
  • steering
  • suspension
  • body rust or damage
  • windscreen
  • lights.

The RWC safety certificate offers buyers better protection and makes sure vehicles being offered for disposal or being re-registered are safe – reducing the likelihood of crashes caused by defective vehicles.

Note: A safety certificate inspection is not a comprehensive mechanical inspection of a vehicle. Before you purchase a used vehicle, we recommend you contact us an arrange a mechanical inspection of the vehicle.

When is a safety certificate needed?

You have to display a safety certificate on any registered light vehicle from the moment you offer the vehicle for sale, including when you:

  • list the vehicle for sale online
  • place the vehicle in public offering it for sale
  • drive the vehicle with a sign on the window, such as ’Interested? Ph 1234 5678’ or ’Buy Me – Ph 1234 5678’.

Note: You are required to obtain and display a safety certificate on a registered vehicle when it is being offered for sale, even when you plan on cancelling the registration when the vehicle is sold.

Unregistered second hand and registered interstate vehicles must have a safety certificate as part of the Queensland pre-registration process (unless exempt). This includes:

  • cars
  • motorcycles
  • trailers (including caravans) with an aggregate trailer mass (ATM) of 0.751–3.50 tonnes (t)
  • any other vehicles up to 4.50t gross vehicle mass (GVM).

Displaying safety certificates

Safety certificates must be displayed in a very obvious place, for example:

  • motorcycle – front forks or guard
  • car – windscreen or window
  • trailer – draw-bar.

You may get a $560 fine if you don’t display a safety certificate on the vehicle from the moment you offer it for sale.

Arrange A Car Safety Certificate Rego Inspection Book Your Vehicle In Today Includes Caravans, Trailers, Light Trucks, motorhomes.

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