Certificate of Roadworthiness
In Victoria, when a vehicle is sold or if a used vehicle is to be re-registered, you are required to obtain a Certificate of Roadworthiness (RWC).
In some instances you may need a Certificate of Roadworthiness to clear a Vehicle Defect Notice or a Notice of Unroadworthiness. You can receive a RWC certificate after your car has been inspected by qualified mechanics, ensuring that key components have not worn or deteriorated.
How to obtain a Roadworthy Certificate in Moolap?
Neil Corstorphan Motors is a licensed vehicle testing station that can inspect your vehicle and issue a Certificate of Roadworthiness. A RWC can be issued by a licensed vehicle tester, operating from a nominated garage or service station.
Major safety items of your car are checked during a typical roadworthy inspection to ensure the vehicle is safe for normal road use. In addition to safety related items on the body, chassis or engine and the structure of the car itself, also special attention is paid to:
• steering, suspension and braking systems
• wheels and tyres
• seats and seat belts
• lamps and reflectors
• windscreen, and windows (incl. front windscreen wipers & washers)
When does the RWC expire?
The Certificate of Roadworthiness (RWC) is valid for 30 days from the date it is issued. You can find more details on Roadworthiness Section on VicRoads website.
What if my car fails the RWC?
If any of the inspected items on your car fail to meet the roadworthiness standard, you will receive a rejection report and have seven days to repair the problems and return the car for another inspection. If more than seven days pass, your car will need to go though a complete roadworthy inspection again.
What is the cost of the RWC?
There is no fixed cost for obtaining a Certificate of Roadworthiness in Victoria - it may depend on the age, type and condition of the vehicle being examined. Call us now for a free quote on roadworthy check for your vehicle! You can also make an appointment for RWC inspection online!
Please note: The roadworthiness test is NOT a check of general condition or the mechanical reliability of the vehicle and it does NOT mean that your vehicle is in top condition without any wear or deterioration and non-safety related accessories (air conditioner, rear window demister, electric windows, rear-window wipers etc.) are working.
Furthermore, the test does not guarantee the items checked will continue to function after the inspection.
If you require a comprehensive check on the overall technical condition and reliability of your vehicle, arrange a a fully comprehensive 150 point vehicle inspection with Neil Corstorphan Motors. Book a service online or call our mechanics now!