RWC – Safety Certificates

If you are Buying or Selling a Car, then one of the basics that you must be aware of is the Safety Certificate.

It is generally the Sellers responsibility to provide this. Although, if you buy a car unregistered, you will have to get the Safety Certificate.

safety certificate is issued after a vehicle passes a minimum safety standard inspection.

A safety certificate covers basic things that could affect the safe operation of the vehicle, such as:

  • tyres
  • brakes
  • steering
  • suspension
  • body rust or damage
  • windscreen
  • lights.

You can get all of the up to date information about Roadworthy or Safety Certificates from the government website.

Your local mechanic at Bosch Auto Service NDM can help with the Safety Certificate and advice on the general mechanical condition of the car. We can also advise on known problems with certain car makes and models.

This knowledge could save you thousands in unexpected repairs.

The wording in the government website is important. The Safety Certificate is a “minimum safety standard inspection”.

The Safety Certificate is NOT a guarantee that the vehicle is perfect and trouble free.

It just certifies that now it is safe to drive on the road. Before setting out for a drive, completing a pre-drive checklist will ensure that your car achieves the maximum level of safety and performance out on the road. This is another reason to talk to us about the mechanical condition of the car BEORE you buy the car.