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Transport NSW and authorized examiners are facilitating a mobile option for registration renewal

The fee’s for the inspection are the same as any inspection but a service call out fee is also charged depending on location of the vehicle, because although the inspection can be done at any suitable location the vehicle needs to be taken to a pre-approved brake test site for the brake test, This is except for trailers and bikes.

If the site is unacceptable the vehicle must be moved, if the vehicle fails the inspection you have 14 days to have the repairs done and a second inspection will be free there may be a second service charge depending on location.

The site needs to have fairly flat hard sealed ground made of concreate or asphalt, no grass, dirt, gravel or pavers are allowed. Can’t be done on public roads, can’t be steeper then 30 degrees and there needs to be clear access all the way around to jack it up and take photos, all doors, bonnet and boot need to able to be opened.



Check list

The first and easiest check is to check that all the lights are functioning while ensuring there are no cracked or faded lenses. Don’t forget the indicators and number plate lights, and if the car has fog or spot lights they must be working as well. Check the brake lights by recruiting a friend to step on the pedal while you watch. Headlight bulbs are a cheap fix and can be bought for as little as $12 sometimes, with indicator/blinker and tail light bulbs starting at around $10 for a set. Instructions on how to change these should be in your car’s owner manual. Spot lights and LED light bar have their own separate rules.

Worn tyres are another common failure. Ensuring they’re in good condition will not only increase your safety on the road but will also help reduce the overall running costs. Roadworthy tyres must have a tread depth of at least 1.5mm and be free from cracks. All vehicles have a different maximum rim and tyre size and can’t pertrode past the vehicle gard.

Check for Warning lights on the dash board such as ABS, Brake or any other warning lights, make sure the battery clamp is on and tight that all doors open and shut from both inside and outside, that all windows work all the way up and down and that there is washer fluid in the washers and all seat belts work and are not cut or frayed.

Make sure no Oil or Coolant leaks onto the ground or Exhaust

Any cracks or stone chips in the windscreen may cause a fail result, ask a windscreen repairer or a AIS inspector before booking in

Replacing cracked or old windscreen wiper blades will also help you avoid failing a rego inspection. Regardless of weather conditions, it’s crucial to have clear vision of the road and new windscreen wiper blades will help keep your windscreen clean. From as little as $15, you can do this simple check and replace if need be with basic tools.

At this point, you should look over the car for rust as anything that breaks the paint’s surface or creates a bubble in the duco may cause a fail ask a AIS Inspector before or while you are booking in.

Keep an ear out for increased noise levels from your exhaust because this may indicate a leak, which can also lead to failing an inspection. See an exhaust shop before your inspection if you think there is a leak.

The brakes and park brake will be tested at the inspection if there is any problems get them fixed by qualified Mechanics before booking in for the Inspection.

Rear vision mirror and sun visor mounting problems, missing parts of trim and protection guards, seat, steering wheel damage even foot peddle damage will all fail the inspection.

Steering and suspension are very important, any noises or clunks, floating feelings while driving can all be problems that the Examiner will find and will need to be repaired.

Aftermarket items need special checking like Brake controllers and break away systems.

Engine noises or smoke, warning lights on and running bad could all be leading to costly engine repairs speak to a Mechanic before booking in you inspection.

These are just the some basic things you can check yourself, if you know your vehicle needs repairs get them done before booking in the inspection or speak to your Examiner.


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