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18th April, 2021

Everything You Need To Know About Vehicle Safety Checks

Ensuring that your vehicle is up to safety standards is the most important obligation of being a driver. Cars, trucks, and other roadworthy vehicles are complex machines that require a large number of moving parts to function, which means that there are a number of things that can go wrong if said machine isn’t receiving regular vehicle safety checks.

At S.S.C Mechanics, our team of vehicle specialists has years of experience working with an expansive range of vehicle styles and types. So, to help you better understand the process, let’s take a quick look at what goes into vehicle safety checks.

Why Do I Need a Vehicle Safety Check?

When it comes to checkups and mechanic visits, many people think of them as reactive instead of proactive. In other words, we see a lot of people coming in after something has gone wrong, which could have otherwise been avoided if they had come to see us sooner.

The longer that you leave an issue, the worse it’s likely to get, and the more likely it is that you’re going to have problems stemming from it. This is one of the reasons vehicle safety checks are so important, as they allow you to determine whether your car is up to vehicle safety standards legally, and provide you with an insight into what may need to be fixed or looked into further.

Buying & Selling Your Car

Whether you’re looking to buy a used car or sell your current vehicle, you want to make sure that it’s up to vehicle safety standards. In most cases, this is a requirement of selling a vehicle, and you certainly don’t want to buy a car, only to find that there are several costly repairs needed to get it ready for the road.

As accredited mechanics, we can provide a comprehensive vehicle safety check for any vehicle you’re looking to sell. Whether it be a BMW, Audi or a Ford (etc), we can also be part of the decision-making process if you’re unsure regarding the safety and quality of a vehicle you’re thinking of purchasing. Whatever side of the transaction you happen to find yourself, having more information is always going to benefit you in the long run. So, getting a vehicle safety check is an excellent choice to make sure that you are making the most informed decisions you can.

What is Looked At During a Vehicle Safety Check?

A vehicle safety check takes a large number of factors into account and covers most of the vehicle. With that said, some of the elements focussed on in a vehicle safety check include:

  • Headlights
  • High Beam Lights
  • Fog Lights
  • Tail Lights
  • Brake Lights
  • Number Plate Lights
  • Indicators

These checks can also include more basic maintenance, such as making sure your tyre pressure is where it should be. Read our vehicle safety check page for a more comprehensive overview of what’s included in an S.S.C Mechanics safety check.


If something is found to not meet safety standards, in almost all cases, we will be able to replace it for you. This includes everything from seatbelts and child restraints to tyres and wipers. In the unlikely event that your specific vehicle has something that requires repairs or replacements that we cannot at that time provide, we will be able to point you in the direction of a service that can.

So, what are you waiting for? No matter where you are in your vehicle-owning journey, vehicle safety checks are absolutely essential for ensuring the safety, and not to mention health, of your vehicle. Want to learn more? Read on with our blog, make a mechanic booking through our online forms, or call today on (03) 9338 9573 to speak with one of our specialist mechanics. Always remember that being proactive is always better and cheaper, than being reactive when it comes to the condition of your vehicle.

See also: How Can A Car Fail Inspection? 3 Tips for Beginners


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