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What if my vehicle fails a Safety Inspection?

 

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If your vehicle is deemed un-roadworthy by an inspector and fails the first inspection, you will be issued a repair notice which will grant you 14 days from the date of the first inspection to complete any necessary repairs.

You will not be charged the full inspection price again! Only a small mobile fee of up to $30 will be payable upon the second inspection, depending on your location.

If the necessary repair takes longer than expected, taking the re-inspection of your vehicle over the 14 day deadline, please contact us to notify and we can arrange a new certificate at discounted price.


 

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What if I cannot be present at the time of an inspection?

 

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If you are unable to make it to the inspection appointment, just remember that we can also do the inspection at your work on the Gold Coast. 

You may also leave the keys at a disclosed location to allow us access to the vehicle, and complete the payment beforehand over the phone with one of our friendly staff members.

In the case pre-purchase inspection we would require you to get in touch with the seller before you book your appointment. Whether you are booking online or over the phone we require contact detail (eg. e-mail, phone number) for both parties in the sale.


 

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What do you look for during a safety inspection?

 

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The following link details the items we look for during a safety inspection:

https://www.tmr.qld.gov.au/Safety/Vehicle-standards-and-modifications/Vehicle-modifications/Vehicle-Inspection-Guidelines


 

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How long are safety certificates valid

 

Answer

For private sellers an RWC is valid for 2 months or 2,000 kms (whichever comes first) and for licensed motor dealers for 1 month or 3,000 kms (whichever comes first).


 

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What does ATM (Aggregate Trailer Mass) mean?

 

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ATM stands for Aggregate Trailer Mass, and as the name suggests this term is only applicable in the case of trailers. 

Queensland Government categorises trailers according to their ATM. A trailer of ATM between 0 and 3500 (including 3500) kilograms is classified as a light unit and any trailer above is considered heavy.

Information on the ATM of your particular trailer can be found on past registration labels, or renewal documents.

Heavy and light units require different safety inspection some of which may be scheduled each year.

ACE Mobile Safety Certificates can conduct the required Safety inspection for trailers up to and including 10,000 kgs (10 T) ATM.


 

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What does GVM (Gross Vehicle Mass) mean?

 

Answer

The Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) is the maximum operating weight/mass of a vehicle as specified by the manufacturer including the vehicle's chassis, body, engine, engine fluids, fuel, accessories, driver, passengers and cargo but excluding that of any trailers.


 

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What if my vehicle is modified?

 

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There are certain guidelines between which vehicles can be modified for road use. Some minor modifications do not require additional certification to be deemed road legal, whilst others require a QLD modification plate to be attached to the vehicle along with the certification of modifications.

A modification plate and its certification can only be issued by a licensed person. For list of modification and additional information on modification plates click on the following link:

https://www.tmr.qld.gov.au/Safety/Vehicle-standards-and-modifications/Vehicle-modifications/Light-vehicle-modifications.aspx


 

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What is a PPSR report?

 

Answer

The Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR) is a national online register that can provide information to help protect consumers when they are buying personal property such as cars, boats or artworks (not including land or buildings).

In the case of motor vehicles a PPSR report can help a consumer identify a vehicle, for cases of possible theft, insurance deposits or any write-off state the vehicle may have been in through insurance claims.


 

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What does GCM (Gross Combination Mass) mean?

 

Answer

The Gross Combination Mass (GCM) is given for the total weight a truck can carry and tow. This is the maximum weight of a loaded articulated vehicle or combination vehicle such as a prime mover with semi-trailer and / or trailers (also referred to as GCW Gross Combination Weight).


 

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What is Tare weight/mass?

 

Answer

Tare weight is the weight of an empty vehicle, truck or trailer. By subtracting it from the gross weight the weight of the goods carried (the net weight) may be determined.

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1. What is safety inspection (Roadworthy or RWC) and when is it required?

 

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