Is your car roadworthy? When do you need to do a roadworthy test? Follow these AA guidelines to ensure you’re driving safely, and are within the law
According to the Automobile Association (AA), every new or used car in South Africa needs to pass a roadworthy test before it can be registered and licensed in the new owner’s name. It’s a crime to drive an unroadworthy car on our roads, and it’s also everyone’s responsibility to ensure that their cars are well maintained and in a roadworthy state.
If a car is deemed roadworthy, it means…
Where to get a roadworthy test
If you’re buying a car from a dealership, they will usually arrange a roadworthy test for you. If you’re buying privately, you’ll need to arrange one yourself.
You’ll need to book at test and pay for one (prices depend on where you’re taking your car), and usually it takes around half an hour, excluding any admin needed. The test will ensure that your car is roadworthy, according to the checklist above. If you don’t pass, you’ll need to tend to whatever needs fixing, before going for another test.
Keep your car in good working order with regular services
One way to extend the life span of your car is to ensure you service it at least once a year or more depending on the amount of driving you do. Read our blog post to find out more about the importance of servicing your car regularly.
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Driving takes all of our concentration at the best of times. Driving in the rain is much more difficult. In wet conditions, it’s imperative to understand how to safely manoeuvre your vehicle and avoid weather-related car accidents. Responsible driving means that you’ll be more likely to complete your journey safely.