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Top 5 Features of getting Roadworthy Certificate

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While selling or re-registering an old car, bus, or any other automobile, it is important to determine and prove its roadworthiness. This aspect determines whether the car is in the suitable condition to operate optimally while following the required standards for driving and transportation of people and cargo. This certification is issued to clear a vehicle defect and is to be issued after required inspection from a licensed vehicle tester only.
Roadworthy Certificate
Roadworthy Certificate

Features of A Roadworthy Certificate

If you are selling or re-registering your vehicle and looking for a roadworthy certificate but are not aware of what goes into it, then here are some facts that will help you understand it better. Go through the following vital points:

#1. Safety Inspection: The inspection carried out by a licensed vehicle tester from a service station is primarily to ensure that it is in a robust condition to run on the road while ensuring the safety of the rider. For this, the components of the vehicle that are tested include seats and seatbelts, wheels and tires, structure, steering, brakes, and suspension, engine and chassis, windscreen and windows, lights and reflectors, and so on. The tester makes sure that these parts are not worn or deteriorated and are safe to use.

#2. No Check of Mechanical Reliability: Since the inspection is to determine the safety level of a vehicle, it does not include the determination of the general condition or mechanical reliability of the car. Thus, this inspection does not include a check of accessories such as rear window demister and wipers, air conditioner, electric windows, radio, and so on. Thus, one cannot claim that the vehicle is overall in a top condition or that the items checked would continue to function long after the issue of certification, as well. To claim these mechanical aspects, one can get a separate check and certification through a mechanic.

#3. Licensed Tester: An important fact is that only a licensed vehicle tester can test and issue you a roadworthy certificate for your car, bike, bus, or truck. The official should operate from a designated service station or garage that has the tools required to perform the inspection.

#4. Failed Test: There are cases when due to a certain faulty part, the vehicle fails to pass the test and a rejection report is issued. In such a case, a person has 7 days to get the specified part repaired or replaced following which the part would be inspected again. It will be passed only if in optimal working condition.

#5. Cost of Certificate: Depending on the age, condition, size, and model of the vehicle, the cost of the inspection and certificate is determined. Thus, there is no fixed price for all vehicles. Therefore, it varies with each vehicle including other factors.
Roadworthy Certificate for Car
Roadworthy Certificate for Car
These aspects would help you get a better idea about the process and need of getting a certificate or roadworthiness for your vehicle. While these are some common features, there are some factors, which differ in different areas and regions. Just like the price, the validity period of the certificate also varies in different countries. While some governments provide 30 days validity, others provide 3 months validity if a licensed dealer sells the vehicle and 2 months validity if other sellers sell it.

Moreover, even unregistered vehicles may get the certification by following certain standard codes of the region. Overall, make sure you get it done from a reputable and licensed inspector to prevent any issues in the future and to avoid any road safety rules along with other such problems by approaching a nominated service station for the same. 

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