Vehicle Inspections


The Garage Miami is an Approved Inspection Station and can perform Queensland Safety Certificates (Roadworthy Certificates / RWC’s) for the purpose of vehicle registrations for QLD Registered Light vehicles (GVM less than 4.5 Tonne).

What’s more is The Garage Miami is ready to assist. No waiting around for hours for a mobile safety certificate, The Garage Miami is handy to Broadbeach Waters, Burleigh Waters, Mermaid Waters and Robina. Plus our transparent reporting process means you’ll receive photographic evidence of any vehicle faults! (where practicable)

Note the Garage Miami only performs QLD Safety Certificates for Light Vehicles only, in specific, Cars and 4X4’S. We do not inspect motorcycles, trailers or any other types of vehicles.

QLD Safety Certificate FAQ’s

Do I need a hard copy of my Safety Certicate?

Our certificates are now electronically linked to your vehicle and are valid for a period of 2 months or 2,000km (whichever comes first) from the date of issue. That said it is still advisable to take the hard copy or email version on your phone to the Department of Transport to avoid hold ups.

Can I use a Safety Certificate more than once?

In short NO. According to the QLD Department of Transport and Main Roads:

“You can use the same safety certificate to register an unregistered vehicle and then transfer the registration, as long as you do this within the limits set out previously. (However) “You will need to get a new safety certificate every time you sell a vehicle, even if you sell it within the limits set out previously. A single safety certificate can be used for 1 transfer only.”

For more information about Safety Certificates please Click Here

The Garage Miami is a convenient location for all Safety Certificates near me, local to Broadbeach, Mermaid Beach, Miami, Clear Island Waters and Carrara. If you need a QLD Roadworthy fast - we can help!


Changes in Queensland TMR will be effective from Monday 4th September 2017 for all booked hire/rental hire vehicles such as Uber for their annual inspections.

The major change is that Gold Coast Uber, Didi and Ola drivers can choose to use an Approved Inspection Station such as The Garage Miami.

The inspection required is an Online Certificate of Inspection (CL)

Commencing 1 October 2017, Gold Coast Taxis, Limousines and Special Purpose Limousine operators will also have the option to have an inspection completed by Queensland Transport or an Approved Inspection Station such as The Garage Miami.

Please note that the CL inspection does not include registered school service vehicles, tourist and airport transfer vehicles and commercial minibuses.



Take the fear out of buying a new car! Have the genuine and honest team at The Garage Miami perform a pre purchase inspection on your new vehicle and receive peace of mind. Knowing the exact condition of the vehicle you are purchasing can also serve as a great negotiating tool with the seller.

Our fully qualified and approved technicians have experience in all makes and models including Mercedes Benz, Mercedes Benz, BMW, Volkswagen, Toyota, Kia, Hyundai, Mazda and Many More!

The examiners usually have seen the same vehicle you are buying in almost every condition and can provide a fair, educated, experienced opinion if the wear on the vehicle is standard for the age and mileage of the vehicle.

We will provide you with a completed inspection report. Our technicians will inspect and report on your vehicle's critical systems using the widely accepted traffic light method to assist you in prioritising any repairs:

Pass Traffic Light

Green = Pass

Monitor/Amber Traffic Light

Amber = Monitor
(May Not Make Next Service)

Immediate Repair Traffic Light

Red = Immediate Repair

Frequently Asked Questions

How Long Does It Take?

Actual job time is approximately 2 hours however It is recommended that vehicles are left for a ½ day.

How Much?

Our Pre-Purchase Inspection Costs $190

What We Check?

    1. Wheel Alignment Settings
    2. Signs of Physical Damage
    3. Frames and Sills
    4. Steering and Suspension
    5. Driveline Components
    6. Exhaust System
  2. BODY
    1. Door Seal Condition
    2. Door Handle and Central Locking
    3. Seat Belts
    4. Roof Racks and Bull Bar Attachment
    1. Measure Brake Pads and Rotors
    2. Inspect Brake Lines for Leaks
    3. Check Caliper Condition
    4. Perform Brake Test
    1. Tyre Tread Depth
    2. Tyre and Wheel Uniformity - Look for bulges and buckles
    3. General Condition
    4. Tyre Age
    5. Spare Tyre
    1. Cooling system pressure test and component check,
    2. Drive belts,
    3. Engine oil level and condition
    4. Computer fault codes
    5. Comparative Compression Test
    6. Oil Leaks
    1. Battery Test
    2. Alternator and charging system check,
    3. Exterior light operation and condition,
    4. Horn,
    5. Heater demister and A/C operation.
    1. Our expert technicians will perform a road test to ensure the vehicle steering, suspension, brake operation, engine and driveline and transmission operation is acceptable.

What We Don’t Check or Focus On?

  • Exterior Paint Condition
  • Interior Trim
  • Audio Visual Components
  • We cannot check inside your engine! This means we check what we can without disassembling a vehicle that you don’t yet own. Sellers should feel comfortable that their vehicle will not be interfered with during a pre-purchase inspection.

Pre-Purchase Inspection Disclaimer:

Our pre purchase inspections are designed to minimise the risk of purchasing a vehicle that may require expensive repairs soon after purchase. The inspections do not constitute a vehicle warranty as internal engine, cooling, air-conditioning and drive-line inspections have not been carried out. As such vehicle purchasers will have no recourse against The Garage Miami or any of its representatives if vehicle components fail after purchase.


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