In Australia, we travel over 230 million kilometres per year on our roads – with over 50,000 cars on the roads in Queensland alone!
With so many people traveling in motor vehicles, the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads seeks to educate drivers on how they can ensure their safety, and that of their passengers.
One of the simplest and easiest safety checks you can do is a QLD Rego check. The registration status of a motor vehicle can be directly related to the safety of a vehicle. A QLD rego check can subject potential signs that a vehicle has mechanical concerns. For instance, if an auto has actually had multiple owners over a short period of time it can indicate a safety and security issue.
A QLD rego check supplies you details which can aid you in making a notified decision when getting an utilized automobile, or when determining whether to drive an auto which is unknown to you. Several of the details which is consisted of is
- Vehicle registration status
- Registration expiration date
- Registration restrictions
- Confirmation of the VIN number
- Number of previous owners
What do I need?
All you need is the rego number, or the vehicle’s VIN number.
Why should I check my registration?
Queensland’s Department of Transport and Main Roads legally requires every motor vehicle to be registered. Driving an unregistered vehicle is not only illegal, but can result in hefty fines, injury to yourself or your passengers, or even a fatality. The first step to ensuring the safety of all parties is to know the history of your car – beginnings with a QLD rego check. It’s also important to note that if your registration has expired or is invalid then your CTP insurance is void, meaning you can be liable for damage to third parties in an accident on top of any damage to your car, and any medical bills you may be liable for.
QLD rego check
A rego check is a way of finding out the registration history of a car you own or want to buy. It’s available free of charge from the Queensland government for all vehicles registered in the Sunshine State.
It will help you find out if the automobile you’re buying is registered or if the registration is close to expiring, so that you don’t end up accidentally buying a car that you won’t legally be able to drive on Queensland roads.
What information do I get from a QLD rego check?
QLD rego check provides you with the details listed below. If you would like to find out more about your vehicle, see below the many more details provided by an AUCN Car Report.
Registration expiry date
Make, model and body shape of the vehicle
Purpose of use (private or commercial);
Inspection due date.
Details of the CTP insurer and policy expiry date
Takata airbag recall data
First sale information
What if I want information that I can’t get in a free QLD rego check?
Getting a free rego check before buying a used car is better than making a purchase without any knowledge of the car you’re buying, but there is still something that it won’t tell you.
Used car dealers can try selling you a vehicle that has been tampered with. A free QLD rego check won’t be able to tell you if there’s finance owing on the car, if the odometer has been illegally wound back, or if the car has been stolen.
To avoid being sold a lemon, you should consider buying an AUCN Car Report. It’s the most comprehensive car history report in the country and provides the following:
- PPSR search;
- Stolen check;
- Written-off check;
- Finance check;
- Odometer check;
- Price/odometer comparison;
- Vehicle valuation;
- VIN check;
- First sale information.