Whether you are re-registering, selling, or transferring your vehicle to a new owner in the Gold Coast, it is crucial to know your car is up to the task. Or even if you are relocating to another state, having a safety/trustworthy certificate is critical. A legit and approved inspection body should do your safety inspection. It is also important to note that inspection guidelines vary from state to state. Some minor faults can be costly in the long run and may need a trained eye to be noticed. ASAP Mobile Roadworthys has passed the test of time in their commitment to facilitating safety on the road across Gold Cost. But how will you ensure your car passes the roadworthy? Here is the checklist to keep you on top of the game.
Brakes are safety essentials in any functioning automobile. Some people may not be very keen on brakes, especially motorists, and assume that breaks last forever. But the truth is that brakes can last up to about 30,000 to 40,000 miles for most standard vehicles. Therefore, it is essential to check the condition of the brakes. You can do this by pulling off the front-right wheel, check if the disc needs smoothening or refacing to ensure proper functioning.
For maximum safety on the road, the brake lights of your car must be in good condition and working. Check if they have cracks or faded lenses. You have someone stand behind your vehicle and watch as you engage the brakes. In this case, both rear lights plus the center safety light must light. But if one or all of them fail, then you need to replace them before you go for inspection.
Tyres are probably the most crucial part of your vehicle when it comes to safety. To be confident that your car is in proper condition, ensure that the functioning of the tyres is not compromised. Meaning, they should be free from cuts, cracked, nicks, or even worn out.
Similarly, check out the tyres tread inches, which is supposed to be about 1.5mm. You should also ensure they have enough pressure to operate efficiently. Nonetheless, check if the valve caps are correctly fitted. If you find any faulty in any of the above functions, ensure you fix them before the inspection date.
It can also help if you check the clarity of your windscreen. The tinting should not be too dark, so ensure the VLT reading is somewhere above 35 percent. Similarly, if your windscreen has some stickers, get them off to ensure it is free from cracks, scratches, and chips.
Do not overlook any damage, no matter how small it may appear. It can cause frustrations during the inspection and cost you more than you can imagine. So, work on your windscreen to ensure it is clean and that the washers and wipers are intact.
The suspension essentials are critical to your vehicle’s proper functioning. Therefore, check the components against wear and tear. Inspect if the ball joints, springs, and tie rod edges are in good condition. Similarly, check if the suspension bushes and the shock absorbers have any problem. If they are in good condition, then you are good to go, but if either of them has been faulty, a quick fix can save you a lot.
The exhaust system is critical to provide the needed back pressure to boost engine functionality. So, ensure it is up to the task. The exhaust system is also crucial for your vehicle emissions. You can open and check if it is working correctly. Still, if you find any corrosions or holes that may compromise its functionality, you can repair them to ensure the exhaust system is in the right shape.
The air condition system should be operational. Depending on your location, this is a sensitive component of your vehicle. You may turn it on and off to see if it is functional. Also, ensure you check the system to see if the fluids are enough and that the wiring is done correctly.
Belts and Fluids
The last step to ensure you get your roadworthy certificate is to check and adjust the vehicle belts. Ensure they are spot-free or replace them if the spots are shiny. On the other hand, fluid levels are critical when selling your vehicle. Therefore, ensure you fill your coolant and other fluids to the recommended levels.