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Hello, my name is Walter. Over the past few months, I have been working on my car. I never used to think much about my car. I would just jump into it and hit the road. Things were fine at first, but soon I realised that things were starting to go wrong. Strange white smoke started to appear from the exhaust. Sometimes when I changed gear, I could hear a strange noise. Foolishly, I ignored all of this until my car broke down. When I got to the auto repair shop the mechanic repaired my car and then gave it a full service. As he did so, I began my auto servicing education.



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Four Tips For Passing A Roadworthy Inspection In Australia On Your First Attempt

by Margie White

If you are planning on buying or selling car in Australia, it's important to ensure that it has passed its roadworthy inspection. This is a requirement of the Australian government, so if you don't pass your inspection, you won't be able to drive your car legally. In fact, if you are pulled over by police and fail to produce a valid roadworthy certificate, they can issue you with an on-the-spot fine. The process of getting your car inspected is easy, but it can be overwhelming if you're not familiar with the rules and regulations. Here are four tips for passing roadworthy inspections in Australia on your first try:

1. Check Your Car's Documents 

The first step in preparing for your roadworthy inspections is to make sure that all of your car's paperwork is in order. This includes things like registration and insurance, as well as the vehicle identification number (VIN). If you are buying a second-hand car, you should make sure that it has passed its inspection before you purchase it. If not, then it will have to be inspected before it can be driven legally on Australian roads.

2. Check Your Lights And Brakes

It's important to get your lights checked before getting roadworthy inspections because they are one of the most common things that fail during an inspection. A faulty headlight or taillight could mean that you fail your inspection, so make sure that all of your lights work properly before leaving the house. Another thing to check is your brakes — if they don't work properly and there are no warning signs such as grinding noises or slipping, then they will fail during an inspection and mean that you need to replace them immediately before driving again.

3. Check For Signs Of Rust

Roadworthy inspections are very thorough, so they can often pick up rust. If you have any rust, this may mean that your car fails the inspection. You can use sandpaper or a special chemical to remove rust from small areas, but if there is extensive corrosion it may be necessary to replace parts of the vehicle. A mechanic can tell you if this is necessary.

4. Have A Licensed Mechanic Perform A Pre-Inspection  

If you have any concerns about your vehicle, it's always a good idea to get a pre inspection. This is where a licensed mechanic will go over the car and make sure that there are no issues before roadworthy inspections. They will check for signs of rust, worn tyres, loose parts and more. If there are any problems, they will let you know and can fix them before the inspection. 

To learn more about how to prepare for and pass roadworthy inspections, be sure to get in touch with a mechanic. They can help you learn how to prepare for inspections and get your vehicle ready for the road.