Buying a used car? A roadworthy certificate is required when a vehicle is sold or a used vehicle is to be registered. It can only be performed by a Licensed RWC Tester at a Nominated Location.

Our Bendigo Auto Centre Workshop is Licensed to perform Light Vehicle RWC Inspections and issue RWC certificates in Bendigo. With a fully Equipped workshop offering 6 Service Bays and a dedicated RWC bay, we are able to accommodate and quickly undertake any repairs that are required as a result of a RWC in a timely manner and to get you back on the road sooner.

KEY Advantages of our RWC service.

✔ Bendigo City drop-off / pickup
✔ Timely RWC turnaround
✔ Dedicated RWC bay
✔ Qualified testing mechanics
✔ Next in line access for any required repairs
✔ Retest within 14 days if required

If your vehicle fails to meet Vic Roads RWC inspection standards for any reason, you will be provided with a list of any known defects along with a hassle free quote to have your vehicle repaired and retested by us ASAP to save time. You also have the option to pickup your vehicle repair and return within 14 days for a recheck.

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What’s checked

The roadworthy inspection is an in-depth check of the vehicle to make sure that key components are in a safe enough condition for public road use. It includes:

  • wheels and tyres
  • steering, suspensions and braking systems
  • seats and seatbelts
  • lights and reflectors
  • windscreen, and windows including front wipers and washers
  • vehicle structure
  • other safety related items on the body, chassis or engine.

What isn’t checked

The roadworthiness test isn’t a check of the mechanical reliability or overall condition of a vehicle. A Certificate of Roadworthiness does not mean that:

  • the vehicle is in top condition without any wear or deterioration
  • non-safety related accessories (such as the air conditioner, rear window demister, electric windows and rear-window wipers) are working
  • the items checked during the roadworthy inspection will continue to function after the inspection, e.g. a brake light can stop functioning at any time after the inspection
  • the vehicle complies with all of the Australian Design Rules (ADRs)