Roadworthy & Mechanical Services

Roadworthy Certificates

 In Queensland a roadworthy formally known as a safety certificate is needed when:

  • a registered light vehicle is offered for sale in Queensland, or
  • transferring registration to a new owner, or
  • when transferring to Queensland registration from another state or territory, or

      when re-registering an unregistered vehicle.Vehicles requiring a safety certificate are:

  • cars
  • motorcycles (sorry, we don't do bikes)
  • trailers (including caravans) with an aggregate trailer mass (ATM) between 750kg and 3,500kg
  • any other vehicles up to 4,500kg gross vehicle mass (GVM).

This inspection covers the basic vehicle safety standards for many components including:

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

We are happy to explain how a roadworthy inspection is performed and the reasons a vehicle may fail the inspection. Booking a Roadworthy does not mean your vehicle is guaranteed to pass. A safety certificate inspection is not a comprehensive mechanical inspection on the quality, or life expectancy of a vehicle. If you are buying a used vehicle, you should get a full mechanical inspection known as a pre-purchase inspection performed prior to purchase.   


 We can service your car or trailer almost anywhere, whether it be in your driveway at home or your car park at work. We make having your car serviced a breeze.  We can even do Log Book servicing. To organise your vehicle or trailer servicing please contact us for your personalised quote.  

Pre Inspections

 Whether you want to purchase a used car or are about to hit the open road, get a pre-inspection for greater peace of mind.A comprehensive vehicle inspection will reveal any serious or costly faults in a used vehicle. These are things that a basic Safety Certificate inspection won’t identify.

Is it really worth the money?

Should the pre-purchase car inspection identify any faults, these can be used to negotiate with the seller for a reduced price if you wish to go ahead with the vehicle purchase. If no faults are identified, you have definitive peace of mind that you are purchasing a good car. Our mechanics can also advise you regarding future service cost estimates. The content included in a full comprehensive inspection covers major concerns such as gearbox, engine and steering components, to such considerations as paint condition and horn function, as well as a scan tool system check (where possible). Once we have assessed the vehicle, you will be in a better position to decide whether it is worth purchasing.

Scan Tool

Depending on the Make, Model and Year of your vehicle we are able to perform a scan tool disgnosis and system check. This can assist us in solving the problem with your vehicle. We are also able to clear codes, reset check engine lights 



Need some repair work done on your vehicle or trailer?

We can organise that too.

We will come out, diagnose the issue, give you a quote and organise the parts for you. You are not obligated to have us do the repairs in the event you are not satisfied with our quote.

Finance Inspections


Finance Inspections - Vehicle and Equipment Inspections 

Finance Institutions and Lenders Only.

Finance Inspections available on Vehicles and Equipment. 

Experienced Inspectors, Competitive Prices , Fast Turn Around

Brokers please call or email us. 

Call - 0405712050

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Finance Inspections Available in :- Gympie - Maryborough - Hervey Bay - Childers - Biggenden - Gin Gin - Bundaberg Areas.

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BlueDog Automotive