Don’t sell your vehicle if it doesn’t pass this Roadworthy Certificate QLD Checklist


Roadworthy checklist queenslandYou’ve been through thick and thin together and shared many moments, but now it’s time to move on. It might be that your family is growing or that you’re looking for something more modern.

Whatever your reasons for buying a new car, you want to pass on your old one to someone who will get as much use out of it as you did. If you’re planning on selling a car soon or have purchased one outside Queensland, make sure it passes the Roadworthy Certificate QLD Checklist.

What does the law say?

No matter the age of your car, if you’re selling it in Queensland (or are registering a vehicle purchased outside the state), you’ll need to have it taken to a local service centre for inspection and certification. You could also have one of our licensed inspectors come to your location if you’re based in Gold Coast or Brisbane.

All vehicles (including trucks, motorbikes and trailers) must have a Safety or Roadworthy Certificate (RWC)  if being sold, registered for the first time or being re-registered in Queensland. Large and heavy vehicles will require an annual Certificate of Inspection and may also require an HVRAS inspection .

It’s essential that any centre offering to certify your vehicle covers specific points for your vehicle to pass the inspection and receive the certificate it needs. It will benefit you to know them as you can prevent your vehicle from failing by fixing any problems beforehand.

RWC Checklist QLD

While you can view the full inspection guidelines here, a typical QLD roadworthy checklist will cover:

Your seats and restraints (including seat belt attachments and seating)Roadworthy checklist QLD

  • All lamps, lighting and electrical components
  • Your car’s engine, drive line and emissions
  • Windscreens, glazing, safety glass and wiper components
  • Wheels and tires
  • The body, chassis and frame (including the kit, doors and moving parts)
  • Towing couplings, connectors and devices
  • Steering and suspension (including control and axle
    locating devices)
  • Brake linings, pedals and components
  • Safety features and passenger components

It’s never convenient or easy to find the time to get your car tested, but thankfully Lewis Mobile Safety Certificates offers a mobile service where we bring a vehicle inspector to you if you live outside the immediate Gold Coast area or in Brisbane. To get your car taken through a roadworthy certificate QLD checklist and receive its Safety Certificate, all you need to do is to call us or complete the contact form provided.

Book a vehicle inspection today!

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