Monday, 21 December 2015

Guide to Achieve Roadworthy Certificate For Your Car

Roadworthiness is the availability of any automobile in the right running condition, meeting all safety and transport standards. Every state issues certificates for the vehicles safety after a complete inspection. This is called the roadworthy or safety certificate.

Roadworthy Certificate For Your Car
Roadworthy Certificate For Your Car

More about Roadworthy Certificate

A roadworthiness certificate is required at the time of buying a new or used vehicle. The main purpose of getting such certificate is to reduce the number of badly maintained vehicles running on the streets. The certificate not only protects the seller and buyer of the vehicle but it also ensures safety of the public from dilapidated automobiles running on the roads. Sometimes it is also important to clear the notice of unworthiness which prevents the automobile to run on the street.

There are different rules and standards for issuing roadworthy certificate in different states. But all kinds of vehicles go through a series of tests at the local transport authority and then a certificate is provided that states that the vehicle is fit to run on the streets and roads of the state. The test involves examination of the vehicle in order to ensure that the main parts are not in bad condition and the automobile if safe to work on normal road.


Is the car Roadworthy?

The roadworthiness covers some of the important components of the car. By following the ways given below you can check if your vehicle is roadworthy.

  • Engine and Chassis Number

The most important thing to look for is the engine and chassis numbers that state the identification of vehicle. You need to ensure that the numbers on the engine and chassis matches the vehicle identification number on the vehicle registration certificate, or else the vehicle can be sent to Police for clearance.

  • Electrical System

Check the electrical system of the car which includes the head and dip lights, indicators, stop and tail lights, parking and number plate lights, battery, hooter, windscreen wipers, generator and wiring. You need to ensure that there is no loose wiring or missing clamps of batteries or cracked lenses and lamps properly fitted to vehicle and working all times or not.

  • Brakes

Brakes are very important and these need to be carefully examined. Ensure that both the front and back brakes are equally checked for bad grooves. It is better to change both of the disc pads and skim the disc facings before replacing.

  • Wheels

Examining the tires for worn out threads can help to get the roadworthy certificate. Check the alignment of the wheels, shock absorbers, tire pressure and also wheel bearing along with the tire thread. Also make sure the spare wheel follows the specifications too.

  • Doors and Handles

The car doors should be attached properly and should open and close from inside and outside with great ease. The inner panel must be in good condition with not sharp edges.

  • Windows

The windows must open and close easily and winders must be fitted. The glass of windows should be only safety glass.

  • Seats and Seat belts

Check whether the seats are strongly fitted to the vehicle and bolts or screws for this are also secured. There should not be any exposed spring or padding of the seat. The seat belts must be in proper condition and must release and fasten easily.

  • Fuel tank

See that the fuel tank is in good condition and fuel cap is perfected fitted which works properly.

  • No rust

Ensure that the car parts have no rust as it can be dangerous. Check the structure of the chassis for rust. If there is any chassis or under carriage rust then make sure to repair them immediately. There should not be any sharp edges on the body of the vehicle which could damage other people or their vehicles.

The above information is to achieving a Roadworthy Certificate for your car. By following the above ways you can test if your vehicle is roadworthy.


  1. This made some great points. It's good to know that the standards and rules regarding a vehicle ing roadworthy depend on what state you're in.


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