eSafety Roadworthy Inspections
Are you looking for a Pink Slip in Wickham? Located at Cnr Railway & Throsby Sts, Wickham, Newcastle Tyrepower is a licensed inspection station and can perform eSafety vehicle inspections for vehicles which pass the assessment.
When do I need a roadworthy inspection?
It is important to note that the legislation regarding when a roadworthy inspection is required varies from state to state. In NSW, you require a roadworthy certificate when:
You own a vehicle older than 5 years that requires registration renewal
Transferring vehicle registration from another state or territory
Some vehicles are exempt from eSafety checks, along with trailers that weigh less than 251 kilograms, and caravans that weigh less than 411 kilograms.
If you are unsure as to what legislation is relevant to you, contact us on (02) 4961 1550. We can provide you with the applicable information regarding roadworthy requirements that are relevant to you.
What’s checked during a roadworthy inspection?
At Newcastle Tyrepower, a roadworthy inspection covers the vehicle’s key components and safety features to ensure that it is in sound operating condition and safe for use on Australian roads.
The inspection only covers major safety-related items, including:
Wheels and tyres (tread depth, tyre age)
Steering, suspension and brakes (worn or damaged components)
Seatbelts and seats (frayed seatbelts or wobbly seats)
Lights, light covers and indicators (cracked lenses or blown lights)
Windscreen and windows (including wipers and washers)
Vehicle structure (eg body and chassis corrosion) and engine fluid leaks
What happens if I fail a Pink Slip inspection?
Most of the time when we fail a roadworthy inspection, it’s a simple fix that can be rectified on the spot. Issues such as a blown globe are reasons to fail a car, but no more than a 5 minute fix.
If your vehicle requires more in depth maintenance to resolve, you have up to 14 days to rectify the problems found. The follow up inspection is free when you return back to the same inspection station. Taking longer than 14 days, or going to another inspection station will result in being charged another inspection fee.
It’s important to note that a roadworthy inspection is not the same as a comprehensive mechanical inspection, such as one you may want performed before purchasing a secondhand vehicle privately. Detailed mechanical inspections may potentially reveal issues not associated with a roadworthy examination.
To book an authorised roadworthy inspection, phone us on (02) 4961 1550.