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What happens during a heavy vehicle inspection?

A heavy vehicle inspection is designed to ensure your truck is safe and legal to drive on the road. During the heavy vehicle inspection, your truck mechanic will closely inspect several things, giving your entire truck a thorough once-over. This will ensure the safety of not only yourself, but also other drivers you share the road with.

In this blog, we take a closer look at what is involved in a heavy vehicle inspection in the state of New South Wales.

What’s on the heavy vehicle inspection checklist?

The main components your truck mechanic will focus on during a heavy vehicle inspection include:

  • Brakes
  • Suspension
  • Tyres
  • Engine and gearbox
  • Lighting and reflectors
  • Windscreen wipers
  • Windscreen washers

A certified truck mechanic will also be able to assist with:

⦁ Defect clearances

⦁ Heavy and light vehicle brown slips

⦁ Pink slips

⦁ Other HVIS inspection services

Your truck mechanic will also check that the driver’s seat is in the correct position, as well as the mirrors. They will make sure that all safety signage is in place and easy to read.

Reasons you may need a heavy vehicle inspection in New South Wales

The whole point of a heavy vehicle inspection is to make sure your truck meets the required standards, is well maintained and roadworthy.

We’ve listed below a couple of reasons you may need to book in for a heavy vehicle inspection in New South Wales:

⦁ Your vehicle may not be currently registered in New South Wales

⦁ You need to renew your registration

⦁ Your vehicle records are being adjusted

⦁ You’re clearing a defect notice

What to do before a heavy vehicle inspection

You can do a couple of things before you bring your truck in for its heavy vehicle inspection. Giving your vehicle a thorough clean ahead of time, especially underneath, should be at the top of your list of priorities. This ensures your truck mechanic can easily carry out the inspection instead of wasting time fighting through grime and grease. You’ll also have peace of mind knowing your truck is in good condition before you take it in. And you’ll be able to pinpoint any faults or repairs required ahead of time.

Ready to book in for your heavy vehicle inspection?

Book in with a reputable, reliable truck mechanic at Fleet Pro Mechanical. An accredited authorised inspection station, their mechanics are certified to perform RMS heavy vehicle inspection services, registrations, and defect clearances. They also provide heavy and light vehicle brown slips and pink slips. Phone (02) 9731 7300 and have the team organise an obligation-free quote. Check out their range of services online.

Give us a call

Fleet-Pro Mechanical are your diesel mechanic specialists, providing heavy vehicle mechanical services to businesses in Sydney and the surrounding areas. Give us a call today on (02) 9731 7300 to discuss how we can best serve you.

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