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Bosch Car Service garages provide vehicle maintenance, repairs and diagnostics for all makes of vehicles. They guarantee a first class service at an affordable price.

The technicians at your local Bosch Car Service are trained on the latest technologies and have the most up-to-date diagnostic equipment to pinpoint any faults in your car as quickly and accurately as possible. Any parts that need to be replaced will be of the same quality as those that were originally fitted on your vehicle.

The Bosch Car Service network works to an Office of Fair Trading approved Consumer Code of Practice. This commitment to customer care gives you peace of mind in knowing that you are going to be given not only the best technical service, but also the best customer service.

If you want affordability combined with the highest technical and customer service standards, then why not call MP Auto Repairs your local Bosch Car Service.

In Queensland a roadworthy certificate is called a safety certificate.
A safety certificate is needed when a registered light vehicle is offered for sale in Queensland, or when re-registering an unregistered vehicle. It confirms that a vehicle has passed a minimum safety standard inspection. Vehicles requiring a safety certificate are: cars motorcycles trailers (including caravans) with an aggregate trailer mass (ATM) of 750kg-3,500kg any other vehicles up to 4,500kg gross vehicle mass (GVM). This inspection covers the basics for the safe operation of the vehicle, such as:
  • tyres
  • brakes
  • steering
  • suspension
  • body rust or damage
  • windscreen
  • lights
A safety certificate inspection is not a comprehensive mechanical inspection. If you are buying a used vehicle, you should contact a motoring group such as RACQ ( http://www.racq.com.au/motoring/cars/car_advice/vehicle_inspections ) for a full mechanical inspection. A safety certificate is not needed in some situations ( https://www.qld.gov.au/transport/registration/roadworthy/#exemption ).

Getting a safety certificate
You must display a safety certificate on a registered light vehicle from the moment you offer it for sale, including when you:
  • list the vehicle for sale online
  • display that it is for sale in public
  • drive the car with a sign in the window offering it for sale, including wording such as 'Buy me or interested?—Ph 1234 5678'.
Approved inspection stations offer vehicle inspections ( https://www.qld.gov.au/transport/buying/vehicleinspection/bookinspection/index.html ), and are the only businesses in Queensland that can issue safety certificates.

Inspection fees—safety certificates
Vehicle type Fee
  • Motor vehicles up to 4,500kg GVM $72.20
  • Trailers over 750kg up to 3,500kg $36.15
  • Motorbikes $46.40

Getting a safety certificate for an unregistered vehicle
You can drive your unregistered vehicle to get the safety certificate, but make sure you: Remove the number plate(s) and registration label (if applicable) from the vehicle—standard number plates must be surrendered to the Queensland Government. You are able to keep Queensland-issued personalised plates take with you a complete vehicle registration application (F3518) (PDF, 422KB) ( https://www.support.transport.qld.gov.au/qt/formsdat.nsf/forms/QF3518/$file/F3518_CFD.pdf ) take with you the original compulsory third party (CTP) insurance certificate (6- or 12-month registration period) from a licensed insurer. You must take the shortest and most direct route to an: approved inspection station (AIS) to obtain a safety certificateor authorised gas installer to obtain a gas certificate, if your vehicle uses gas systems. If your vehicle does not pass a safety certificate check and: the AIS can not do the work needed to get a safety certificate the vehicle is in a safe condition You can get an unregistered vehicle permit ( https://www.qld.gov.au/transport/buying/unregistered/uvp/index.html ) to drive the vehicle to be fixed. Otherwise the vehicle must be towed. When you have a safety certificate and gas certificate (if applicable), you can drive your vehicle to a transport and motoring customer service centre ( https://www.qld.gov.au/transport/registration/roadworthy/index.html ) to apply for vehicle registration.

Displaying a safety certificate
The safety certificate must be displayed in an obvious area, such as:
  • motorcycle—on the front forks or guard
  • car—on the windscreen or window
  • trailer—on the drawbar
When displayed, all information written on the certificate must be able to be seen clearly from outside the vehicle. You can be fined over $560 if you don’t clearly display a safety certificate on a vehicle—from the moment you offer it for sale.

How long are safety certificates valid?
The time a safety certificate is valid depends on who is selling the vehicle: licensed motor dealers—certificates are valid for 3 months or 1,000km (whichever comes first) from the date of issue All other sellers—certificates are valid for 2 months or 2,000km (whichever comes first) from the date of issue. You can use the same safety certificate to register an unregistered vehicle and then transfer the registration, as long as you do this within the limits set out above. You will need to get a new safety certificate every time you sell a vehicle, even if you sell it within the limits set out above. A single safety certificate can be used for 1 transfer only.

When is a safety certificate not needed?
Selling a vehicle without a safety certificate
Vehicles that are unregistered or are traded to, or between, licensed motor dealers do not need a safety certificate. Vehicles can still be sold for parts but they must be de-registered before being offered for sale.

Transferring a vehicle without a safety certificate
You do not need a safety certificate if the vehicle meets 1 of the exemption criteria. Some exemption situations may include:
  • the disposer being in an exempt area
  • a beneficiary of a deceased estate
  • between spouses (including separated married couples and registered partners – until such time that the divorce or application to end the registered relationship is finalized)
  • remote locations
For more information on safety certificate exemptions, call the Department of Transport and Main Roads on 13 23 80.

Certificates of inspection
Find out about certificates of inspection ( https://www.qld.gov.au/transport/buying/vehicleinspection/periodicinspection/about/index.html ), which are periodic vehicle inspections for:
  • Trucks—including prime movers and tow trucks
  • Buses
  • Motorhomes
  • heavy trailers
  • taxis and limousines

Maintaining your car
Find out the basic vehicle safety checks ( https://www.qld.gov.au/transport/safety/road-safety/maintaining/index.html ) you can do to keep your car running smoothly and safely.

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  • drain engine oil and replace oil filter refill oil
  • check under bonnet fluid levels and top up if needed
  • check drive belts engine mounts and for oil leaks
  • removed air filter check and clean
  • check radiator cooling system and hoses
  • check all lights wipers washers
  • check front and rear brake
  • check steering, suspension and under body components
  • check exhaust system for leaks, alignment and condition
  • check tyre pressures including spare
  • road test vehicle
  • drain engine oil and renew oil and oil filter
  • check under bonnet fluid levels and top up if needed
  • check drive belts, engine mounts and for oil leaks
  • removed air filter check and clean
  • check radiator cooling system and hose
  • check all lights wipers washers
  • check front and rear brake
  • adjust rear brakes and hand brake if needed
  • check steering, suspension and under body components
  • check exhaust system for leaks, alignment and condition
  • check tyre pressure includes spare
  • carry out base electronic engine tune
  • replace spark plugs ( platinum plugs extra)
  • check high tension leads
  • replace ignition points if needed
  • check and adjust ignition timing base idle and fuel mixtures
  • road test vehicle
  • pressure test cooling system
  • drain engine coolant
  • reverse flush radiator heater core and engine block
  • inspection of cooling system hose drive belt and radiator cap
  • refill coolant with premium coolant
  • run engine so thermostat opens and radiator fan operate if apply
  • re-pressure test cooling system
  • drain auto trans oil
  • remove auto trans sump
  • clean sump and replace filter
  • clean oil cooler and lines
  • refit pan with new gasket
  • refill trans oil
  • road test vehicle
  • connect on vehicle carbon clean machine to fuel system
  • back flush fuel rail
  • clean fuel injectors
  • refit and recheck for leaks
  • replace front brake pads
  • carry out electronic engine tune up
  • replace spark plugs (platinum plugs extra)
  • replace ignition points if needed
  • check distributor cap high tension leads and rotor button
  • check primary and secondary ignition pattern on tune machine
  • check mixtures on 4 gas c/o machine Brakes services
  • replace front brake pads
  • connect on vehicle carbon clean machine to fuel system
  • back flush fuel rail
  • clean fuel injectors
  • refit and recheck for leaks

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