Anyone who owns a five-year-old car and wants to re-register or sell it then it is mandatory to furnish RWC or Road Worthy Certificate or Certificate of Roadworthiness that declares that the vehicle is safe for use on public roads. The RWC is also necessary for clearing some defect notices. The Roadworthy requirements also protect unsuspecting car buyers from purchasing vehicles that are not safe enough for driving on public roads and besides keeping road users safe. Only licensed vehicle testers can issue Certificates of roadworthiness that help to ensure that poorly maintained vehicles that can cause accidents do not ply on the roads. It is a way of enhancing public safety by making roads safer. Brand new vehicles or cars under five years and weighing not more than 4.5 tonne do not require RWC.
Inspection coverage and exclusions
It will be a mistake to construe that RWC indicates the mechanical reliability of vehicles because it only declares that the vehicle is safe enough for driving on public roads. It is never a fitness certificate vehicle and does not guarantee vehicle performance. During the roadworthy inspection, the inspector checksthat the components of the vehicle are in good condition and can support safe driving on roads. The inspection includes checking of the vehicle structure, wheels and tyres, lights, reflectors, seats and seat belts, steering, suspension and braking systems, windscreen and windows together with washers and front wipers. In addition, it checks all the safety features related to body, engine and chassis.
As mentioned earlier, the test neither checks the mechanical reliability of the vehicle nor guarantees its condition and performance. It does not take into account any parts or accessories that do not contribute to vehicle safety and does not check air conditioners, electric windows, rear window demister and rear window wipers. The items checked during inspection can give problems later.
Vehicle Inspection at your place
To obtain an RWC for your vehicle, it is not always necessary to take your vehicle to the testing company, but instead, you can avail the services of mobile roadworthy Brisbane service providers when a qualified mobile examiner visits your place for inspecting the vehicle. You can fix a time according to your convenience and get the vehicle inspected and the certificate issued. However, if you want the inspector to certify the overall condition of the vehicle and its reliability in addition to issuing RWC, then you must arrange for a separate independent vehicle inspection like the one done for a pre-purchase inspection.
The facility of calling the inspector at your doorstep speeds up the process of inspection as the service provider is ready to carry it out anytime and any day of the week. The inspection will not only help you to comply with the laws of the state but also give you the confidence of ensuring a safe drive.
The certification comes in handy when selling your vehicle as it becomes easy to convince buyers that they are buying a legal complaint vehicle that is safe for driving on the roads.