Pink slips & vehicle inspections

Sometimes, vehicle owners will drive vehicles that are unsafe without being aware of it, placing their families and themselves at unnecessary risk. At Hitech Auto Electrical and Mechanical Auto Service we can carry out a ‘Safety Check’ and inspect key safety features that identifies worn or defective parts that do not conform to a standardmanufacturer’s service plan. This type of safety inspection is especially useful before long trips such as the annual family holiday. A Safety Check is undertaken by a qualified vehicle technician which is quick and affordable. So next time you plan a long drive, play it safe and give us a call to book in your vehicle for complete safety inspection and have a great trip.


    Our Safety Check Includes

    • Suspension & steering
    • Visible fluid leaks
    • Cooling system
    • Braking system
    • Font & rear tyres
    • Fan belts
    • Radiator water hoses
    • Front & rear lights
    • Seat belts, horn, windscreen wipers

    Rego Inspections

    Driving an unregistered vehicle is a serious offence that can have far-reaching and catastrophic consequences. It’s a scary thought when you think about what could happen if your vehicle is unregistered. Making sure cars are roadworthy is a big part of the registration system. It’s also about protecting people. Every vehicle must be registered in order to be covered by compulsory third party insurers. This is called ‘CTP insurance’ and covers personal injury if someone is hurt in a crash. Here’s the rundown on roadworthiness inspections and how to make sure you’re covered.

    Pink Slip

    This is a safety inspection report that proves your car is roadworthy. All vehicles that are more than 3 years old require a safety inspection as a condition of registration renewal. Your registration renewal notice will advise you if your vehicle needs an inspection. To get the pink slip, you need to take your vehicle to an Authorised Inspection Station (AIS).

    e-Safety Check

    This is a pink slip that has been sent to the RTA electronically. This allows you to renew your rego online or by phone. You must visit an e-Safety Check Inspection Station to get your e-Safety Check.

    White Slip

    An inspection report rejection slip. It details the repairs required before a vehicle can be registered. Once the repairs are carried out and you have the vehicle re-inspected, the vehicle will receive a pink or blue slip. Driving an unregistered vehicle attracts an on-the-spot fine of $1007.00 for driving uninsured and unregistered, and 4 demerit points. If the matter goes to court, the court can impose further fines of up to $2200.00 for driving unregistered and $5500.00 for driving uninsured.