What Makes a Car Roadworthy

In South Africa, roadworthy certification is a prerequisite for licencing vehicles, selling them, or even just keeping them in operation. Of course this is the case in many other countries in the world, as this certification is a guarantee of sorts, of the safety of the vehicle being driven. The road claims many lives each year, and this number would be lessened significantly if everyone on the road paid closer attention to the condition of their vehicles. So, to help you do just that, here are some tips on ensuring that your vehicle, being driven in by your family, is kept safe and road worthy at all times.


Modern cars rely heavily on electrics. Windows, locking mechanisms and general wiring should be inspected regularly and fixed wherever needed, since they play an important safety and security aspect with regards to access to the vehicle. Faulty electronics could also pose a fire hazard, which has no place on South African roads.


Your vehicle’s brakes are one of its most important safety features, more than that they are necessary for its general operation. They take damage with use, especially when it is extensive, and so making your car roadworthy always includes an inspection on them.

Wheels and Tyres

Tyres need to be in excellent condition, all of the time. You can generally tell that they need replacing once the tread is worn down. Other issues may include warping or air bubbles, to name a few. It should go without saying, that when inspecting the roadworthiness of your car, that the tyres and wheels should take preference.

Suspension and Transmission

Suspension and transmission add to a safe ride as well as a comfortable one, and once again, for the condition of your vehicle, as well as for its safety, these components need to be regularly inspected. When applying for roadworthy certification in South Africa, these aspects need to be looked at mandatorily.

Contact Global Vehicle Testing for Assistance

Of course, sourcing certification of this type can be a little more complicated than this, which is why it is important to partner up with a company that you can rely on when looking for it. Give one of our representatives at Global Vehicle Testing a call today to find out more, or feel free to visit our website for details.

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