Mobile Roadworthy Inspections vs Inspection Centres
Mobile Roadworthy Inspections vs Inspection Centres
Here at Totally Mobile Roadworthy, our team is qualified and kept up to date with all social distancing requirements.

Whenever you’re buying, selling, transferring or re-registering a vehicle on the Sunshine Coast, you need a Roadworthy and/or Safety Certificate. It’s a registration requirement, which can sometimes feel like a hassle. But it shouldn’t need to be. In the past, you would have needed to take your car to an inspection centre and wait around while your inspection takes place. Fortunately, there are now mobile crews you can call on to get your inspections done at your home or workplace.

Here’s how the two services stack up against each other.

Speed of Service

It’s reasonable to expect the actual process of inspecting your vehicle is roughly the same, at around 60 minutes. The problem with a traditional inspection centre is the time you waste travelling to and from the location. Not to mention, you’ll have to wait around for an hour while the inspection takes place.

With a mobile roadworthy inspection, that’s a thing of the past. Simply have the assessors come to your home or workplace, and the process is done in around 60 minutes.


Nobody likes being inconvenienced by red-tape. While roadworthy and safety inspections are important to keep everyone safe on the roads, it can feel like a hassle to attend an inspection centre for all the reasons above.

Rather, mobile roadworthy inspections are done with convenience in mind. Aside from a brief chat with your assessor, you barely even have to leave the couch!

Honesty and Transparency

Many inspection centres are linked to mechanical workshops. In and of itself, this isn’t a problem. In fact, it shows they know what they’re doing it when it comes to vehicles. However, with this comes a risk that your assessor may recommend repairs that perhaps aren’t as vital as they make you think. Of course, it may also come with an offer to take care of those repairs in their own mechanical workshop.

Mobile roadworthy assessors are usually not linked to mechanical workshops, and they have no incentive to find problems that aren’t there. With a mobile service, you can generally be more confident you’re getting an honest and transparent inspection.

Cost Effectiveness

Roadworthy and safety certificate inspection prices will vary from company to company. However, mobile services are usually in a position to offer a cheaper service. They have less overheads, with no physical inspection centre.

At Totally Mobile Roadworthy, our inspections are $99, which is extremely competitive and cheaper than most inspection centres. You also save on fuel and time, because you don’t have to bring your vehicle to us.

A Reliable Contact-Free Service for Covid-19 Safety

Here at Totally Mobile Roadworthy, our team are trained and kept up to date with all social distancing requirements. The beauty of a mobile roadworthy inspection is you can stay in your home. No leaving the house, no checking in at reception. We’ll come to you, conduct your inspection and issue certificates on the spot where possible. At Totally Mobile Roadworthy, we’re focussed on keeping both you and your vehicle safe. Contact us now!

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