In Queensland a roadworthy certificate is called a safety certificate.
Underwood Car Care is approved to inspect and issue, where appropriate, Queensland safety certificates for Passenger and commercial vehicles up to 4.5T GVMA safety certificate is needed when a registered light vehicle is offered for sale in Queensland. It confirms that a vehicle has passed a minimum safety standard inspection.
A safety certificate inspection is not a comprehensive mechanical inspection. It is an inspection to ensure the vehicle is safe to operate on the road only.
Recently, we had one of our valued customers bring in a used car they had just purchased, for an inspection. Unfortunately, there were a number of issues with the vehicle which will not be cheap to repair. The customer was of course unhappy and asked how could this be the case when they ensured the vehicle had a current safety certificate?
Unfortunately, even when a safety certificate inspection is completed correctly, it is a safety certificate and not a vehicle condition certificate and doesn't cover all of the items that will make a vehicle reliable or mechanically sound.
Pre-purchase inspections give peace of mind and can save you buying a lemon!If you are contemplating a used car purchase, please give Ben a call on 3208 3011 to arrange a pre-purchase inspection before you buy to have an independent report on the vehicle condition, normally $95.00 for a standard passenger vehicle.
If you are buying a used vehicle, we would recommend that you have a “pre-purchase” inspection completed by us in conjunction with any safety certificate to ensure you know as much as possible about the vehicle before deciding whether to purchase or not.
When do you need a safety certificate?
You must display a safety certificate on a registered light vehicle from the moment you offer it for sale, including when you:
- list the vehicle for sale online
- display that it is for sale in public
- drive the car with a sign in the window offering it for sale, including wording such as 'Buy me or interested?—Ph 1234 5678'
What is an Approved inspection station?
An approved inspection station is a business that has been trained, assessed and approved by the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads to inspect and where appropriate issue safety certificates.