Vehicle Registration Inspection: What You Need to Know

If you are planning to sell your car or if you wish to register it with local authorities, you will need to ensure that it has undergone a full vehicle inspection. A registration inspection is designed to make sure that the car is in a roadworthy condition. Below is a guide to everything you need to know about vehicle registrations inspections.

You don't need to pre-pay for the inspection

Thankfully, vehicle registrations inspections are not very costly. You can expect to pay $53.90 for the average car which is under 4.5 tonnes in weight. The cost of the inspection will be added to the cost of registering the car with the government. The cost of registration will depend on the size of the engine in the vehicle and the duration of the registration period (which can be either 6 or 12 months.) It is also important to remember that if you are selling the car, it is you and not the person who is buying the car who must pay for the inspection and registration. However, the majority of sellers will include this cost into the price they charge for the vehicle.

Every area of your car will be checked

Just because your car looks OK, the engine runs ok, the wheels turn, the headlights work, and the brakes function, this doesn't necessarily mean that the vehicle is safe to be on the road. During a vehicle registration inspection, a qualified mechanic will look at every aspect of your car. This means they will check the underside of the car for signs of rust. While the vehicle is on the ramp, the mechanic will also take a look at the condition of the exhaust system. They will primarily be looking for damage which is causing the exhaust gas to leak out.

If your vehicle fails, you will need to try again

If the car is deemed to be unsafe, you will not be able to sell or drive it until repairs have been carried out. The mechanic will produce a full report detailing the faults they have identified and the actions that need to be taken in order to remedy them. When your car has been repaired, you will need to make an upfront payment of $53.90 in order to cover the cost of a second vehicle registration inspection.

If you would like to find out more, you should contact an automotive specialist today.