The NRMA is the New South Wales Automobile Association. Membership is included FREE with every vehicle from Travellers Autobarn. Membership entitles you to 24-hour roadside assistance Australia-wide, in case of breakdown. The Association also provides FREE MAPS for the entire continent, as well as advice on road conditions in more remote areas of Australia.
Cars registered in NSW must pass an annual roadworthy test, if the car passed safe it will get a Pinkslip. When buying a car it would be good to see a pinkslip. However, if you are buying privately the owner is under no obligation to supply a pinkslip. Car dealers such as Traveller Autobarn provide a pinkslip with EVERY car.
Bear in mind a pinkslip is a safety test and gives you no indication of the fitness of the engine or other systems to handle a trip around Australia. Pinkslips are a NSW requirement. Other states have different systems and some states have no inspection requirements at all.
A car can pass the pinkslip brake test but still need new brake linings a week later. Basically do not put too much faith in a pinkslip. The safest way of satisfying your mechanical questions is a PRE-PURCHASE INSPECTION.
Please be aware that each Australia state has different regulations when it comes to Roadworthy Certificates – for more information we advise you to visit any of our branches or call us on 1800 674 374