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Roadworthy your car<h2 class="sectHeading">Roadworthy testing centres</h2> <span> <div class="notification with-heading dark-copy pink bg-light-grey"><div class="graphic with-border"> <i class="info note">​​​</i> </div><div class="desc"><h4>Please note</h4><p>Our facilities may close at short notice due to COVID-19 exposure. Stay up to date with affected services at <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/Coronavirus">www.capetown.gov.za/Coronavirus</a>, or our <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Forms%2c%20notices%2c%20tariffs%20and%20lists/COVID-19_Lockdown_Operations_Service_Notifications.pdf" target="_blank">Service Notifications Guide</a>. You can also follow us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/CityofCT/" target="_blank">Facebook<i class="icon link-external"></i></a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/CityofCT" target="_blank">Twitter<i class="icon link-external"></i></a>.</p></div></div></span> <p>Drivers can get a roadworthy certificate from a number of private and public vehicle testing stations (VTS). Make sure that you fix all known problems with the car before you bring it in for a roadworthy test. If not, your car will fail the roadworthy test and you will need to redo the test until it is roadworthy.</p><p> <a href="https://www.westerncape.gov.za/directories/facilities/767" target="_blank">See all Motor Vehicle Testing Centres in the Western Cape<i class="icon link-external"></i></a></p><div class="notification with-heading dark-copy pink bg-light-grey"><div class="graphic with-border"> <i class="info note"></i> </div><div class="desc"><h4>Please note</h4><p>Roadworthy certificates are valid for only 60 days.</p></div></div><h2 class="sectHeading">Getting your car ready for a roadworthy test</h2><p>Badly maintained vehicles can increase fuel usage by as much as 50%, and generally don’t work as well as those that are well maintained. Here are some tips on how to maintain your car’s condition to ensure it is always safe on our roads:</p><ul><li>Keep your car well serviced to make sure that it performs at its best.</li><li></li><li>Check your oil and water levels regularly.</li><li>Check that there are no holes in the exhaust.</li><li>Check that your tyres aren’t worn thin, or underinflated – these can cause accidents.</li></ul><div class="notification with-heading dark-copy pink bg-light-grey"><div class="graphic with-border"> <i class="info toptip"></i> </div><div class="desc"><h4>Top tip</h4><p>Check your tyre pressure monthly – under-inflated tyres can increase fuel consumption by up to 40%</p></div></div><h2 class="sectHeading">Extra resources</h2><p>Arrive Alive has excellent information about car maintenance and safety<i class="icon link-external"></i>:</p><p> <a href="https://www.arrivealive.co.za/Vehicle-maintenance-and-safety-guide-to-roadworthiness-of-vehicles">Vehicle maintenance and safety guide to roadworthiness of vehicles<i class="icon link-external"></i></a><br><a href="https://www.arrivealive.co.za/Vehicle-Maintenance-and-Repair" target="_blank">Vehicle maintenance and repair</a><br></p>GP0|#da9ea233-2ff4-418d-adca-7cde59ed9754;L0|#0da9ea233-2ff4-418d-adca-7cde59ed9754|Roadworthy your car;GTSet|#ef3a64a2-d764-44bc-9d69-3a63d3fadea1;GPP|#d3d5b93d-198a-4abb-b677-c4988ef1d5d5;GPP|#bb1d214c-4a13-47f8-89cd-911676b553ad;GPP|#245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711;GP0|#201a20e3-2b79-4bff-b7e5-5f9f819b1046;L0|#0201a20e3-2b79-4bff-b7e5-5f9f819b1046|Roadworthy your car;GPP|#83469cb3-efa0-44e1-992b-327c1c0d4383;GPP|#14a3ee0b-b641-42d6-9511-506df3d1bdc9;GPP|#c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57;GP0|#da025314-1c13-4d62-b9be-baa391d9f900;L0|#0da025314-1c13-4d62-b9be-baa391d9f900|Roadworthy your car;GPP|#d845a2ac-0b25-42bd-91e1-41bfdcbc3cc1;GPP|#9f841cad-99c7-419d-a78f-65752fc421d4;GPP|#af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752;GP0|#ecfe5409-3db3-4aa5-a856-d74434ec8e64;L0|#0ecfe5409-3db3-4aa5-a856-d74434ec8e64|Roadworthy your car;GPP|#86aa9952-dbc0-47b7-83c7-9ee387ea7976;GPP|#6f520d07-fa28-4a39-a1a6-a53c75fe9ed2;GPP|#e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24Learn how to have your vehicle declared roadworthy by the City, and how to keep your vehicle roadworthy through maintenance.0

 

 

 

 

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