When Do You Need to Have Inspections Done on Your Vehicle?

Hello, my name is Leena and this is my auto blog. My husband is a real petrol head whereas I used to struggle to tell one end of a car from the other. However, all that changed around the time of my husbands 50th birthday. I decided that I wanted to buy him some things for his car to celebrate his big day but I didn't have a clue what I should get him. Thankfully, the friendly guys down at the garage explained everything to me. I bought him some really cool auto accessories and I realised that cars are actually really cool. My husband loved his gifts and since then I have been learning more and more about cars.

When Do You Need to Have Inspections Done on Your Vehicle?

29 September 2021
 Categories: Automotive, Blog


If you're a vehicle owner, you are probably going to have to have inspections done on your vehicle at some point or another. You probably want to make sure that you have necessary inspections done when you're supposed to, so you could be curious about the times when inspections need to be done. These are some of the times when you might need to take your vehicle to a licensed and approved inspector to have a proper inspection done.

You're Registering the Vehicle for the First Time

If you are purchasing a new or used vehicle that you are going to be registering for the first time, you will probably need to have a rego inspection done on it. If you purchase it from a car dealership, then the dealer might help you with getting this inspection done. If you are buying from an individual car seller, on the other hand, then you will probably have to make arrangements to have the car inspected yourself.

You Have Made Major Modifications to Your Vehicle

If you have made major modifications to your vehicle -- such as if you have lifted a vehicle that you are planning on operating both on the road and off -- then you might have to have an inspection done to make sure that it's still safe to take on the road after the modifications have been done. If you aren't sure, you can tell an inspector a little more about the modifications that you have done and can ask about whether or not another inspection is going to be needed.

You've Received a Safety Citation

Law enforcement officers can grant safety citations if they notice that a person's vehicle is a safety hazard for some reason or another. Typically, this is done by giving a yellow sticker. After you have received a yellow sticker for some type of safety violation, you should make sure that you remedy the safety issue and that you then take your vehicle in for an inspection by a qualified inspector.

You Use Your Vehicle for Commercial or Public Transport Purposes

Lastly, you should know that if you own a vehicle that is used either for commercial or public transport purposes, then you might be expected to have your vehicle inspected more frequently. For example, commercial trucks typically have to be inspected at least once a year. Make sure that you look into all of the laws and regulations that you are expected to follow as a commercial vehicle owner and operator to make sure that you follow the law.

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Hello, my name is Leena and this is my auto blog. My husband is a real petrol head whereas I used to struggle to tell one end of a car from the other. However, all that changed around the time of my husbands 50th birthday. I decided that I wanted to buy him some things for his car to celebrate his big day but I didn't have a clue what I should get him. Thankfully, the friendly guys down at the garage explained everything to me. I bought him some really cool auto accessories and I realised that cars are actually really cool. My husband loved his gifts and since then I have been learning more and more about cars.

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