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Selling Your Car? You Need To Know This

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All used cars must display a Safety Certificate

July 20, 2012

Did you know that when selling a registered vehicle you must obtain and display a Safety Certificate?

Kingaroy Police are reminding local residents that Safety Certificates are designed to offer buyers protection and assurance that newly registered vehicles are safe.

Sellers must obtain and display a safety certificate on any registered light vehicle from the moment it goes on sale.  Failure to do so may incur a $500 fine.

The Safety Certificate replaced the Roadworthy Certificate in 1999 and covers basic things that could affect the safe operation of a vehicle such as tyres, brakes, steering, suspension, body rust or damage, windscreen and lights.

But can vehicles be sold without a safety certificate?

The only time that vehicles offered for sale do not require a certificate is when they are unregistered or when they are traded to, or between, licensed motor dealers.

Vehicles can still be sold for parts or restoration, however they must be de-registered before being offered for sale.

For more information contact the Department of Transport and Main Roads on 13-23-80 or visit their website


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