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 Breakwater Workshop is Licensed to preform (LV) Light Vehicle RWC Inspections and issue RWC certificates in Geelong. A fully Equipped workshop with 12 Service Bays and a dedicated RWC bay means we are usually 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 on the road sooner.

KEY Advantages of our RWC service.

✔ Geelong City drop-off / pickup
✔ Timely RWC turnaround 
✔ Dedicated RWC bay
✔ Dedicated testing mechanics
✔ Skip the workshop queue with next in line access for any required repairs
✔ Retest within 7 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 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 7 days for a recheck.

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What’s checked

The roadworthy inspection is a check of the vehicle to make sure that key components are in a good enough condition for safe 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 general 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)