The Vehicle Inspection Guidelines explain how a safety certificate inspection is performed and the reasons a vehicle may fail an inspection.
A safety certificate inspection is not a comprehensive mechanical inspection on the quality, or life expectancy of a vehicle. If you are buying a used vehicle, AAG Automotive also offer a complete pre-purchase inspection service giving you piece of mind before you part with your hard earned cash.
You must obtain a safety certificate before offering a registered vehicle for sale or disposing of a registered vehicle, other than to a dealer.
Approved inspection stations (AIS) such as AAG Automotive, offer vehicle inspections and are the only businesses in Queensland that can issue safety certificates. An AIS will give you either a handwritten certificate or an electronically issued certificate.
When you obtain a handwritten safety certificate, you must display the certificate (or the blue cover label) on a registered light vehicle from the moment you offer it for sale, including when you:
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The duration that safety certificates are valid depends on who is selling the vehicle:
You can use the same safety certificate to register an unregistered vehicle and then transfer the registration, as long as you do this within the limits set out previously.
You will need to get a new safety certificate every time you sell a vehicle, even if you sell it within the limits set out previously. A single safety certificate can be used for 1 transfer only.Book Now