1. When do I need a safety certificate ?
In Queensland a safety certificate is needed when:
- a registered light vehicle is offered for sale in Queensland, or
- transferring registration to a new owner, or
- when transferring to Queensland registration from another state or territory, or
- when re-registering an unregistered vehicle.
- trailers (including caravans) with an aggregate trailer mass (ATM) between 750kg and 3,500kg
- any other vehicles up to 4,500kg gross vehicle mass (GVM).
- body rust or damage
The Vehicle Inspection Guidelines explain how a safety certificate inspection is performed and the reasons a vehicle may fail an inspection.
A safety certificate inspection is not a comprehensive mechanical inspection on the quality, or life expectancy of a vehicle. If you are buying a used vehicle, you should contact a motoring group such as RACQ for a full mechanical inspection.
2 . Can you do it today ?
In most cases, if you call early enough in the day it can be done the same day. However this may not always be the case, but we will do our best to get to you at the next available appointment time.
3 . What happens if my car doesn't pass the inspection ?
If your vehicle fails the inspection, you have 14 days to rectify any issues listed and to call us back to schedule a re-inspection.
4 . Do I have to pay for the second inspection ?
If your inspection was done at a place other than our workshop, i.e your home, then a fee is applicable to cover travel costs. If your inspection was done at our workshop at 131 Norman Street Gordonvale, then no extra charge is applicable.
5 . Can you do the repairs ?
Yes we can. We can supply you with a quote for the repairs the same day. And in most cases, if it is only minor work required we can do it onsite at a time that suits you. Otherwise we can arrange for it to be taken back to our workshop to do the repairs necessary to complete your certificate.