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A Complete Guide On Heavy Vehicle Roadworthiness In NSW

Before you look for a cheap green slip quote, do you need to register or renew the registration of your heavy vehicle? In order to register your heavy vehicle in NSW, you will need to pass an inspection. Depending on your vehicle and its use, this will either be performed at a Heavy Vehicle Authorised Inspection Station (HVAIS) or by Roads and Maritime Services.


A Complete Guide On Heavy Vehicle


Everything You Need To Know About Heavy Vehicle Inspections in NSW

First, let’s break down why you might need an inspection. You’ll need a vehicle inspection if:

  • Your vehicle isn’t currently registered in NSW and you need to establish registration.
  • You need to renew your registration.
  • Your vehicle records are being adjusted.
  • You’re clearing a defect notice.


How To Prepare For an Inspection


The point of an inspection is to determine whether your heavy vehicle meets the required standards. To meet these standards, ensure your vehicle is well maintained and roadworthy. Before your inspection, thoroughly check your vehicle and all of its functionalities. 


Ensure that your brakes, tyres, air reservoirs, steering, suspension, headlights, windscreen, windscreen wipers, and exhaust all work properly and are as free from damage as possible. Clean the vehicle, especially underneath so that the examiner can carry out the inspection easily. Make sure you have the correct licence for the heavy vehicle you operate and unload your vehicle before your show up to the inspection.


Is your vehicle over dimension or over mass? Plan your route to the inspection so that you only travel on approved roads. 


Where To Get a Heavy Vehicle Inspection


Your certificate of registration will tell you where your heavy vehicle needs to be inspected. Check the ‘Conditions’ section for details specific to your vehicle. If your heavy vehicle can’t be inspected at an HVAIS, It will need to be inspected at a Roads and Maritime Heavy Vehicle Inspection Scheme (HVIS) location. 


What Happens During an Inspection


What happens during your inspection will depend on the type of heavy vehicle you drive and its use. Overall, an examiner will run a series of checks, including a safety check. 


What Happens After Your Inspection


When your inspection is complete, you will receive an inspection report. This is valid for three months after the date of your inspection. This passed report is required for registration.


If you fail your inspection, it means that your vehicle doesn’t meet the required standards. You’ll receive a Defect Notice which will outline what the problem is, how long you have to fix it, and where you can clear your Defect Notice once you have solved the issue. 


The exact specifications of your heavy vehicle inspection will largely depend on what kind of heavy vehicle you drive and why. Your certificate of registration, HVAIS, and HAIS will be able to inform you of the specifics of your heavy vehicle requirements.


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