What does a comprehensive vehicle inspection include?

The inspection will include everything the manufacturer specifies and is required for the logbook service. Everything below, and much much more!

  • 1. Test drive

    The engine, drivetrain, brakes and suspension in your vehicle will be tested to ensure that they are up to standard.

  • 2. Operational check

    The standard components of your vehicle such as seat belts, lights, wipers including washers and arm mechanism, horn will be inspected. The air/cabin filters and housing will also be checked.

  • 3. Digital battery check

    Your battery will be tested and printed results will be provided.

  • 4. Vehicle digital diagnostic scan

    A complete electronic diagnostic scan, with forefront equipment.

  • 5. Inspection of underbody

    A visual inspection will be conducted for leaks from your engine, exhaust system, fuel line and gearbox.

  • 6. Tyre pressure and tread wear check

    The condition, pressure and tread wear of your tyres (including the spare) will be inspected to ensure that it is up to the legal standard.

  • 7. Brake wear recommendation

    A precise measurement can be provided to you. This will also include a fluid condition check.

  • 8. Suspension system check

    Joints and bearings in your vehicle will be checked for any leaks.

  • 9. Final assessment of vehicle

    The wheels are cross checked and a final road test is performed to ensure quality of the service and operations performed.

Compare Servicing

Is your car under 10 years old?

Is your car’s odometer reading under 150,000 KM's?

We recommend a logbook service.

We recommend a basic service.

Logbook service

What we recommend as it ensures your car gets exactly what it needs, when it needs it. Equal to giving your car a spa day.

  • Includes the checks, work and part replacements recommended by the car's manufacturer at specific times, often referred to as a scheduled service.
  • Increase vehicle resale value as it shows you look after your car.
  • It will also keep your new car warranty for newbies, for added peace of mind.
Basic servicing

At mycar we call these our Basic Services, but you might know it as a minor or fixed price service.

  • Includes an 86 point safety check, new engine oil and a new oil filter.
  • We'll report on anything needed to keep your car (Betty? Bruce? Cassandra?) in tip top shape, even if they are starting to show their age.

Is your car roadworthy?

mycar can provide roadworthy inspections

Many mycar stores are approved to provide Roadworthy Inspections. Depending on the state this may mean we are an Approved Inspection Station or Authorised Inspection Station (AIS) or Licenced Vehicle Tester. This means that mycar is authorised to perform roadworthy inspections and issue Roadworthy Certificates (RWC). mycar offers roadworthy inspections in NSW, VIC, QLD, ACT, TAS, and NT. Our inspection process follows each state’s rules and regulations, ensuring we have fully licensed testers available for your roadworthy inspection.

 

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Secure a roadworthy certificate for your car

When it comes to roadworthy certificates (RWC), you’ll find requirements can vary from state to state. While the states and territories have their differences, one consistent requirement across Australia is that the roadworthy inspection must be done by someone who is licenced to issue a RWC.

How long does a roadworthy inspection take?

Allow between 2-4 hours when booking in your roadworthy certificate inspection. The requirements in each state differ but can include taking detailed photos of your vehicle, a road test and a safety check of the vehicle in accordance with your state based requirements. If you have any questions before or on the day, please do not hesitate to ask.

What happens if I pass or fail?

If your vehicle passes the inspection, a roadworthy certificate is usually issued electronically. If your vehicle fails, you have a maximum time limit (depending on your state) to complete repairs/rectifications and return the vehicle for a follow-up roadworthy inspection. You are able to take your vehicle elsewhere to rectify issues or mycar’s expert team of repairers are ready to assist with any roadworthy repairs. Think of us as your one stop roadworthy shop! Use our state by state guide to check when you might need a roadworthy certificate and information on how to obtain one in your local area.

 

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Roadworthy Inspections By State

Pink Slip NSW

When do I need a roadworthy certificate (aka a vehicle safety check or an eSafety pink slip) in NSW:

  • All light vehicles (Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) below 4.5 tonnes) older than 5 years require an annual roadworthy certificate to renew registration in NSW. mycar can provide a roadworthy certificate (pink slip) for your light vehicle, motorbike or trailer.
  • A roadworthy certificate (pink slip) can be obtained up to 6 months prior to vehicle registration expiry date

How to get a roadworthy certificate (pink slip) in NSW:

  • Book your roadworthy certificate inspection at an Authorised Inspection Station (AIS)
  • If your vehicle fails the first roadworthy inspection you have 14 days to rectify the roadworthy issue and return for the second inspection
  • Results of your roadworthy certificate are lodged with Roads and Maritime Services – allowing you to complete online registration renewal when you have also obtained your green slip insurance.

When do I need a blue slip?

  • If your registration lapses for over 90 days you need to obtain a blue slip. mycar does not offer blue slips in NSW.

Roadworthy Certificate QLD

When do I need a roadworthy certificate (safety certificate) in QLD:

  • selling a registered light vehicle
  • transferring vehicle registration to a new owner
  • transferring to QLD registration from another state/territory
  • re-registering an unregistered vehicle.

What if I have a ride share?

  • You need to obtain a roadworthy certificate (safety certificate) in the circumstances set out above.
  • You need to obtain an annual Certificate of Inspection (COI). mycar can issue COI.

How to get a roadworthy certificate (safety certificate) in QLD:

  • Book your roadworthy certificate (safety certificate) inspection at an Approved Inspection Station.
  • If your vehicle fails the first roadworthy inspection you have 14 days to rectify the roadworthy issue and return for the second inspection.
  • If successful you will be issued with an Inspection Certificates Online (ICO) roadworthy certificate (safety certificate).

Roadworthy Certificate VIC

When do I need a roadworthy certificate (aka certificate of roadworthiness, roadworthy or RWC) in VIC:

  • selling a registered light vehicle
  • transferring vehicle registration to a new owner
  • transferring to VIC registration from another state/territory
  • re-registering an unregistered vehicle
  • clearing a vehicle defect notice.

How to get a roadworthy certificate in VIC:

  • Book your roadworthy certificate inspection at a Licensed Vehicle Tester.
  • If your vehicle fails the first roadworthy inspection you have 14 days to rectify the roadworthy issue and return for the second inspection.
  • mycar can issue an electronic certificate or ecertificate.
  • Once issued, your roadworthy certificate is valid for 30 days from issue date and must be presented to VicRoads to complete your vehicle sale, transfer, registration or defect clearance.

Roadworthy Certificate ACT

When do I need a roadworthy certificate in ACT:

  • selling a vehicle over 6 years old
  • transferring ownership of a vehicle over 6 years old
  • transferring to ACT registration from another state/territory
  • clearing a vehicle defect notice
  • reinstating a registration that has lapsed for over 12 months,
  • registering or renewing a public vehicle (including rideshare vehicles).

How to get a roadworthy certificate in ACT:

  • Book your vehicle for a roadworthy inspection at an Authorised Inspection Station to obtain a roadworthy certificate.
  • If your vehicle fails the first roadworthy inspection you have 30 days to rectify the roadworthy issue and return for the second inspection
  • Once issued, your roadworthy certificate is valid for 30 days from issue date.

Roadworthy Certificate TAS

When do I need a roadworthy certificate in TAS:

  • vehicles not currently registered in Tasmania
  • reinstating a Tasmanian registration that has lapsed for more than 3 months
  • clearing a vehicle defect notice
  • economically written-off vehicles that have been repaired and intended for use
  • if vehicle has been issued a call-in notice
  • registering or renewing a public passenger vehicle (including rideshare vehicles).

How to get a roadworthy certificate in TAS:

  • Book your roadworthy certificate inspection at an Approved Inspection Station.
  • If your vehicle fails the first roadworthy inspection you have 30 days to rectify the roadworthy issue and return for the second inspection
  • If successful you will be issued either a handwritten roadworthy certificate.

Roadworthy Certificate NT

When do I need a roadworthy certificate in NT:

  • Roadworthy inspections are required when vehicles reach 5 years old and 10 years old, and require a continuing annual inspection from 10 years.

How to get a roadworthy certificate in NT:

  • Book your roadworthy certificate inspection with an Authorised Inspector or a Vehicle Inspection Facility (aka Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR)). All vehicle inspection types can be done by an Authorised Inspector at an independent store, but if you need a compliance check this will need to be done at a Vehicle Inspection Facility (MVR).
  • If your vehicle fails the first roadworthy inspection you have 42 days to rectify the roadworthy issue and return for the second inspection
  • The electronic certificate is issued directly to the Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR).

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How much does a roadworthy certificate cost?

Government transport bodies often set a fixed roadworthy certificate cost (rwc cost). We see variations in this fee due to competitive AIS inspectors or in some states the condition and age of the car also impacts the rwc cost. Our rwc cost guide gives you an idea of reasonably expected fees for a roadworthy certificate in your state/territory. For more information visit each of the Government Transport Department websites for more detailed information:

 

Average Roadworthy Certificate Cost by State

State Minimum Cost Maximum Cost
NSW $42 (light vehicle)
*pink slip only, fixed government fee
$66
*pink & blue slip combo
QLD $86.20 (Safety inspection for private vehicle)
*fixed government fee
$87.70 (COI for uber and other shared hire vehicles)
VIC $195.00
labour fee charge based on hourly labour rates
 
ACT $73.50 (light vehicle)
*fixed government fee
 
TAS $99.00
labour fee charge based on hourly fee
 
NT $57.20
*fixed government fee
$57.20
*fixed government fee

Disclaimer: Fees are a guide only and subject to change. Current for mycar as at April 2021

Why trust mycar to inspect, check and get your car on the road, safe and certified?

With Approved Inspection Stations / Authorised Inspection Stations / Licenced Vehicle Testers in almost everymost states in Australia, you can easily get your roadworthy certificate at your nearest mycar. No matter where you are in Australia, our professional and highly qualified mycar inspectors will make sure you are well informed throughout the whole roadworthy process and our expert repairers are ready to assist with any required repairs. Let’s get your car safely back on the road.

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