Pink Slip Safety Inspections
Authorised Inspection Station

Need to register your vehicle?

Most light vehicles more than 5 years old need a yearly safety inspection report (also known as a pink slip). Your registration renewal notice tells you when you need an inspection. The annual registration inspections exist to evaluate a vehicle’s road worthiness which in turn affects passenger safety.

We are an RMS Authorised Inspection Station and able to issue and submit electronically Blue Slip and Pink Slip reports.

Inspections include but are not limited to:

  • Tyre quality and tread depth
  • Wheel alignment
  • Vehicle body condition
  • Working electrics such as headlights, blinkers, interior lights and dash lights
  • Engine/suspension/exhaust and driveline condition
  • Seatbelt condition
  • Engine and driveline fluid leaks
  • Brake efficiency test
  • Wiper operations

In addition to the visual checks by our inspectors, your vehicle will be checked on our state-of-the-art diagnostic machine “Safe-T-Stop”. It is electronically accurate PlateTronic® equipment approved by RMS, which not only checks the braking system but also the suspension and much more. It is a test you can trust, and you will even get a printout of the vehicle’s performance and photo proof that the test has been completed on YOUR car

Once your vehicle is checked, we will send the inspection report to the RMS electronically to verify your car is eligible for registration.

Failed safety checks

If your vehicle fails a safety check, you need to make the repairs before you can renew registration.

If you complete the repairs within 14 days and take the vehicle to be reassessed at the same AIS station, no extra inspection fees apply. If you repair the vehicle after the 14 day period ends, you need to pay another inspection fee.

Once the repairs have been made and your vehicle passes the safety check, you can renew your registration online.

NSW reports are valid for 6 months, excluding public passenger vehicles. You must use the report to renew registration within 6 months for the safety check to be valid.

Pink Slip - Safety Check

If it is time for your yearly registration inspection you will need the formerly called – Pink Slip now renamed: Safety Check. Pink slip inspection report is sent to the RMS electronically and verifies your car is safe on the road. It is required in New South Wales as a condition of registration renewal, if your vehicle is more than four years old

What is Checked
  • Record & Check – Make, Model, Number Plate, Chassis No/VIN – against rego papers
  • Check Engine and other items in the engine bay
  • Check Driving controls, Driver’s seat, Seat belts, Mirrors, Forward vision through windscreen, etc.
  • Examine Vehicle exterior – check all doors, windows, wipers, body work, trailer coupling (if fitted), for rust, damages and proper operation
  • Test operation of all lights and indicators including parking & brake; Check aim of head lights, Head light & Number plate covers [ if faded ]
  • Jack up the vehicle and check the Suspension, Wheel bearing, Steering components
  • Place car on hoist & check Under-body; Sub frames; Transmission; Exhaust; Braking system components; All wheels and tyres
  • Braking system test –  we use state of the art PlateTronic brake testing machines
Blue Slip - Identity & Design Check

When would I need a Blue Slip?

If your vehicle has been imported from another state or country, or missed to register for more than 3 months, you will need the so called – Blue Slip or Identity and Design Check.

The blue slip verifies that an unregistered vehicle is safe, and that it meets the Australian design and identity standards. Identity check is to identify stolen vehicles that are rebadged with identity plates from wrecked ‘written off’ vehicle. A design check is making sure vehicles meet design and manufacturing standards.

Our inspector can also perform an inspection to clear off a Defect Notice given by NSW police at a random police road check, if your vehicle is considered unsafe.

We are an RMS Authorised Inspection Station and able to issue and submit electronically Blue Slip and Pink Slip reports, from the operation of the seat-belts, lights and wipers to the engine, brakes, suspension…

In addition to the visual checks by our inspectors, your vehicle’s safety check will be also carried out on our state-of-the-art diagnostic machine “Safe-T-Stop” – electronically accurate PlateTronic® equipment approved by RMS, which not only checks the braking system but also the suspension and much more. It’s a test you can really trust, and you’ll even get a printout of the vehicle’s performance and photo proof that the test has been completed on YOUR car

To book an inspection, give us a call on 02 9337-1136 or email to sales@vaucluseauto.com.au

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Ahwadong Amanlaman
03:53 01 Feb 21
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Andrew Alcott
01:04 10 Jan 21
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Aj Scott
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Peter Lacherdis
00:03 17 Sep 20
Incredible attention to detail! Picked up essential care defects that no other auto repairs has! Always feel safe knowing these guys have taken care of my car!read more
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ALANA BIVIANO
06:07 11 Sep 20
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Ben Wright | Avaana
05:17 11 Sep 20
My neighbour recommended Michael business a few months ago and I haven't looked back. Great service, sorted out my brakes and a few repairs. He was genuine and thoughtful and I would highly recommend his business.read more
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clare james
00:47 11 Sep 20
I’ve just moved into the area and a neighbour recommended me this garage. I was a little bit reluctant as I have a Yaris compared to the classy cars they service and thought they would charge me a fortune to service my car. What an amazing service they provided and they even gave my car a wash, who does that these days? I only needed new oil and filters, even my old garage would charge me a lot more. I highly recommend this team of professionals and for the great service they provide. I’m certainly coming back here again.read more
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Junk Mail
12:13 18 Aug 20
I have been coming here for a while now and never had any issues with any of my cars. They run a professional garage, are always on time returning my cars. And there car washing is amazing. I would highly recommend these guys to anyone.read more
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Your Place Your Hair
12:10 18 Aug 20
Top's. Platinum star in my eyes. First class service and they treated me the same as the man before me. They looked after my little yellow Mini and now shes all fit for the drive up North. I would highly recommend these guys. It's a service like no other in town.read more
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jane gary
13:33 26 Jul 20
I’ve been taking my car to Vaucluse Auto Repairs for 4 years and I have only had amazing experiences with them. The quality of work is great, they are transparent with pricing and always willing to go out of their way to source second hand parts to keep cost lower too, if needed. The service is outstanding. I was given a free loan car for the weekend while my car was getting repaired. The owner of the business Michael is very friendly, helpful and honest. The only mechanic in Sydney I trust not to try to rip people off.read more
Billie Sarho
Billie Sarho
08:16 17 Jul 20
I took my old classic Aston Martin to get serviced and I found Michael to be very experienced with classic cars. He knew everything there was to know about cars and we had a lovely chat about them. He went out of his way to make my life easier and even bought me a coffee from across the road. I collected my car a few days later and it's working like a gem once again. I would highly recommend Michael and his team to look after any classic cars. Thanks once again mate.read more
Dad Bond
Dad Bond
08:45 11 Jul 20
Amazing service, professional, very friendly. Michael the owner was extremely friendly and caring. You can tell he would be great to work for. My car had a few issues which were fixed in no time like the present. Very reasonable on the price. I would highly recommend this garage. Thank you for the great service.read more
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paul young
08:39 11 Jul 20
I cannot tell how much I love this garage. They have been looking after my Porsche for almost three years now, including my kids cars. They are always straight to the point, never anything extra added, they would always give me a few options if anything major needs to be done. I have always found the owner Michael to be extremely courteous, he treats everyone the same, he has an amazing generosity to the people around him and I love seeing business owners roll up there sleeves and get dirty. I would highly recommend his team of mechanic's for any job.read more
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jane peters
11:47 09 Jul 20
Michael is amazing - great attention to detail, thorough, hard-working and focused on making things right for you. Just incredibly helpful. And charges very little for what he does. I highly recommend him.read more
Heide Robson
Heide Robson
23:36 30 Jan 20
I was very happy with the service I received for my regular service. My car was overdue and Michael went out of his way to squeeze me in before the weekend when we would be driving a long distance. Lovely man and nothing was too much trouble! Will definitely be back!read more
Nicole McNamee
Nicole McNamee
23:15 28 Jan 20
Sam at Vaucluse auto is honest, helpful & respectful. He repaired my Audi A4 & came in the best value out of 2 other quotes I received. Its nice to finally find an honest mechanic in a world I know nothing about! Thanks Sam & Vaucluse Auto.read more
Jessica Joffe
Jessica Joffe
20:55 19 Jan 20
This is the second time I have had my car serviced by Michael and his team and once again I am very pleased with the service. Not only did I feel I can trust what Michael advises, he is considerably cheaper and more professional that the dealership service centres. Yes BMW Sydney, I'm talking about you. Troy, Vaucluse.read more
Troy Gale
Troy Gale
06:31 07 Jan 20
I'm a new customer with Vaucluse Auto Repairs and wish to share my gratitude with the public. The people there are very friendly and a professional company to deal with. The mechanic Sam, that worked on my car is a thorough professional, obliging. Sam bent over backwards to get my car in and completed before Christmas. They are a 5 star bunch of people and I would highly recommend this company to anyone! Merry Christmas to you all.read more
Wayne Boyce
Wayne Boyce
01:20 16 Dec 19
Michael and his team do a fantastic job at Vaucluse Auto Repairs.I have taken many of my vehicles for various repairs to him over the years and found the workmanship to be of a very high standard.Competitively priced and with the highest of integrity, Michael and the team at Vaucluse Auto Repairs have been extremely reliable and professional.I highly recommend them, if you care about the quality of work performed on your vehicle.read more
Nir Turner
Nir Turner
00:34 14 Dec 19
If I could give this place more than 5 stars, I would! I had put my car on the market and someone sold it quicker than I had imagined (lucky!) but I needed to service it before handover. I called Michael and he moved heaven and earth to get it done for me so that the sale could go ahead. Wonderful job too. Thank you for everything!!read more
Nat Adler
Nat Adler
02:34 06 Dec 19
Rachel and I bring the car to Vaucluse Auto Repairs every year for servicing it because the service is outstanding! The staff always keep us well informed on what needs to be changed and we consider their prices reasonable. We also, appreciate the high honesty received at all time.read more
Sara Sanlorenzo
Sara Sanlorenzo
05:34 25 Nov 19
The professionalism and service was outstanding. Michael was such a pleasure to deal with and I had no surprises when I went to pick up my vehicle. Not to mention getting it back in pristine condition hand washed and spotless. Would not hesitate to recommend.read more
Susie Kemeny
Susie Kemeny
03:30 12 Nov 19
What a great team up there - surprising value for the eastern suburbs and great service too.. I wouldn’t take my cars anywhere else.. And the Japanese Carwash/detailing crew do an impeccable job as well.. Highly recommended..read more
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