Keeping a Vehicle Roadworthy for Rego Inspections

27 March 2018
 Categories: Automotive, Blog

A rego inspection, meaning an inspection done before a car's registration is issued, is usually required of all vehicles over a particular age to ensure they're safe for both the owner and for other drivers. While you can always get your car repaired as needed before such an inspection, it's often good to keep it in good condition throughout the year, so that you aren't faced with fixes that would otherwise be unnecessary, and also so you don't face any delays in getting your new registration. Note a few tips on how to keep your vehicle in good repair, specifically so that you can more readily pass rego inspections.


Brakes are obviously a very important part of a vehicle's safety, but many vehicle owners fail to repair their car's brakes as they should, often waiting until the brakes are grinding, seizing up or failing to engage before they have them replaced. This, however, can cause extensive damage to the rotors and callipers of the brakes, which are even more expensive and difficult to replace than just the pads.

Worn rotors and callipers may also cause additional damage to the brake pads, so that they may not pass a rego inspection, even if they seem to be functioning as they should. To avoid accidents, and to avoid this added wear and tear on the vehicle, have the brake pads replaced as recommended in the owner's manual, and not just when you experience a problem with them.


It's important to keep a vehicle's windscreen in good condition, as the windscreen supports the roof of a vehicle in case of an accident, and also stops you from flying out of the car during a collision. Fixing any chips and cracks as soon as you notice them will reduce the risk of these getting larger over time. Large cracks might lead to replacing the windscreen.


Tyres are checked for a rego inspection, as poor-quality tyres can obviously affect your safety on the road. If tyres begin to show wear or damage, it's good to get them patched. Worn rubber can lead to bulges appearing, which will make the rubber much thinner and more dangerous overall. This bulging may cause your vehicle to fail its rego inspection, as will any underinflated or overinflated tyres. Have your vehicle's tyres checked regularly and patched or repaired as needed, so they're in good condition when it's time to have your vehicle inspected.