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How to sell a car without roadworthy certificate in Qld

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April 15, 2018

Selling an old car is easier as long as you follow the rules applied by the Qld govt. On the other hand, if you ignore the rules that apply while selling your car the entire process could be daunting.

Do I need a roadworthy certificate to sell my car?

When it comes to buying a car most of the companies always ask for the current roadworthy certificate. This is to easily transfer the registration of the used vehicle at the time of selling it to the new owner.

However, the company doesn’t necessarily specify who should get the roadworthy certificate (buyer or seller). Although it is possible to get a deal in which a buyer can also get a roadworthy certificate, but it is not considered to be a smart idea.

This is because if you leave the responsibility of the roadworthy certificate on the buyer you are simply depending on their honesty. After that you can submit the certificate and the completed paperwork to the company within the specified time period. And, you will need to arrange all this paperwork within the time which the company has given you. If you fail to do so and the vehicle is still registered in your name officially you will be liable for the driving infringements or parking fines (If any).

Additionally, you can easily get a good deal for your automobile if you are able to present the current roadworthy certificate of your wheels.

How do I get a roadworthy certificate Qld?

When selling your vehicle you will need to present the current roadworthy certificate. Which is also as a certificate of road-worthiness. Before the registration of a used car is transferred to its new owner it is essential to have the roadworthy certificate in hand.

It can be obtained only from the tester who has been authorized by the company for specific essential purposes. You will need to get in touch with the company to whom you are selling your car to in order to find the location of the authorized testers in your area.

However, there are also some cases in which you will not need the road certificate. That is, if you are transferring the ownership of your automobile to your spouse. A domestic partner or a licensed dealer of vehicle or unregistered automobile.

How much does it cost to get a roadworthy certificate Qld?

The amount of money you will be charged to get a roadworthy and safety certificates is not fixed. However, there are various attributes of your automobile that will change the fees that you need to pay. It will be based on the condition, year of manufacturing. Also on the type of your vehicle that is being tested.

That is why, it is always wise to shop around a little bit and obtain the best deal. But still the fees for getting a roadworthy certificate is not as high as auto users expect it to be. Typically, it will cost you from $50 to $100. Only, if the vehicle in question doesn’t have any defects.

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