Roadworthy Inspections

Roadworthy Certificate Forster

A Roadworthy Certificate (RWC) is a requirement to get a light vehicle of more than five years old re-registered. There are other circumstances as well that may require you to get a RWC. Visit the RMS website by clicking here for more information.
In order to get your RWC, an inspection will need to be done on your vehicle by an appropriately certified mechanic. Joe’s Auto Service Centre is an authorised inspection station. You’ll get your roadworthy inspection done in quick time at our auto services centre in Forster. We can complete any minor repairs needed to satisfy the RWC requirements on the spot, with your approval.

Just call us to make arrangements for your RWC and we’ll take care of the rest.
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What’s Needed For An RWC?

The RWC is designed to ensure that the vehicle is safe to drive on the road—not just for the driver but also for the passengers, as well as other drivers. The components that are checked include:
  • Wheels and tyres
  • Steering
  • Suspension
  • Brakes
  • Seats & seatbelts
  • Lights, reflectors & indicators
  • Windscreens
  • Windscreen wipers & washers
  • Vehicle structure
  • Safety-related items on the body, chassis or engine

What Is Not Covered By An RWC?

A roadworthy inspection focuses exclusively on the checklist above. Having satisfied the conditions that are implied in this checklist, an RWC is issued to say that the vehicle is properly equipped to be operated safely. But an RWC does not include:

  • Any appraisal of the vehicle’s condition
  • Whether the vehicle complies with all NSW registration requirements
  • Verification of the working condition of all car accessories
  • That items checked during the roadworthy inspection will not fail afterwards. An RWC is no guarantee of future performance but is an accurate assessment for the time of inspection.

If you’d like a more thorough and comprehensive vehicle inspection that would include aspects that are beyond just the safety components, please don’t hesitate to call us.