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CVRT Van & Vehicle Testing

The Commercial Vehicle Roadworthiness Test (CVRT) is a roadworthiness test for all commercial vehicles. The purpose of the test is to ensure that these vehicles are in good condition throughout its entire life.

All commercial vehicles must be tested when they are over one year old and annually after that.

At Kellihers you can test all small goods vehicles with a gross vehicle weight (GVW) of 3,500 kg or less

The CVRT test includes:

  • Brakes
  • Lights and markings
  • Wheels and tyres
  • Steering and suspension
  • Chassis and underbody
  • Tachograph
  • Speed limiter
  • Exhaust emissions
  • Electrical systems
  • Glass and mirrors


Customers show the vehicle registration documents at the test centre.
The tester matches the vehicle registration with the make and model of the vehicle.

Tests take between 30 and 60 minutes.

Following the test, either a pass or fail statement is issued by the centre, depending on the test result.

If the vehicle passes, the driver takes the pass statement to the motor tax office where a roadworthiness certificate is issued for an additional fee.

If a vehicle fails and returns for testing within 21 days and has travelled fewer than 4,000km since it was tested, the vehicle does not have to repeat the full test. Rather, it is tested only on the failure points from the first test. A re-test costs approximately 50% of the full test.

The roadworthiness certificate is not displayed on the vehicle, but it must accompany the motor tax application form for a tax disc to be issued. It is a condition of taxing a vehicle over one year old that it has a valid certificate of roadworthiness.


A visual retest must be completed within 21 calendar days and within 4,000 kms of the initial test or you'll need to repeat the full test.

A visual re-test is free, but a retest that requires a test lane has a fee that is half of the normal test fee. You should repair vehicle fail items immediately and present the vehicle for re-test as soon as possible.

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