Registration and Pre-purchase
Driving an unregistered vehicle is a serious offence
that can have far-reaching and catastrophic
consequences. It’s a scary thought when you think about
what could happen if your vehicle is unregistered.
Making sure cars are roadworthy is a big part of the
registration system. It’s also about protecting people –
every vehicle must be registered to be covered by
compulsory third party insurance. This insurance makes
sure that everyone is covered for personal injury if
someone is hurt in a crash.
Here’s the rundown on what the different roadworthiness
inspections, and how to make sure you’re covered.
Pre-purchase Vehicle Inspections
This is a fully comprehensive inspection report which
includes a complete check of the vehicle. The inspection
involves a thorough jacked up examination of all
mechanical components and also the bodywork, paintwork
and under structure, for evidence of any damage or
unsatisfactory repair work.
The interior and electrical components are checked and
the vehicle’s electronic control unit checked for any
fault codes followed by a road test. If you are buying a
second hand car and don't want to be stuck with a lemon
then why not give us a call today!
Pink Slip Inspection
This is a safety inspection report that proves your car
is roadworthy. All vehicles more than three years old
require a safety inspection as a condition of
registration renewal. Your registration renewal notice
will advise you if your vehicle needs an inspection. To
get the pink slip, you need to take your vehicle to an
Authorised Inspection Station (AIS).
This is a pink slip that has been sent to the RTA
electronically. This allows you to renew your rego
online or by phone. You must visit an e-Safety Check
Inspection Station to get your e-Safety Check.
An inspection report rejection slip. It details the
repairs required before a vehicle can be registered.
Once the repairs are carried out and you have the
vehicle re-inspected, the vehicle will receive a pink or
Driving an unregistered vehicle attracts on-the-spot
fines ($1007 for driving uninsured and unregistered) and
four demerit points. If the matter goes to court, the
court can impose fines of up to $2200 for driving
unregistered and $5500 for driving uninsured