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Who to see for rego inspections?

By Phantom52 - 11 July 2009 27

I have recently moved to ACT and need to change my rego from NSW.

Can anyone recommend a authorised service centre that won’t give me a huge repair bill?

Its an 95 EF Falcon there are minor issues.

What’s Your opinion?


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Primal 7:51 pm 23 Jul 09

I’ve been going to KMart Tyre and Auto at Manuka for ages – absolutely no complaints about price or service.

MrPC 7:36 pm 23 Jul 09

Rego will be cheaper in ACT compared to NSW.

In NSW you pay twice for compulsory third party (CTP) insurance. Once for the Green Slip (to the provider of your choice). Second in a levy on top of the car rego payment (which goes to GIO, who had to be compensated for losing the statewide CTP business that they had up until deregulation, 15 or 20 years ago.

Here in the ACT all the CTP business goes to NRMA as part of your car rego payment. There’s no deregulation (yet) so no need for the licensing authority to have to compensate the single desk provider for loss of revenue.

Further, in NSW you have to get an annual pink slip/vehicle inspection. If you like cheap old cars like I do, that can set you back a bundle in repairs plus inspection every time you have to get the cash together to pay for rego and insurance.

Phantom52 7:20 pm 23 Jul 09

farnarkler said :

How about Kmart auto?

I went to Kmart in Hawker, the guy charged me $228 just to change the centre muffler plus the checkup fee of $53. He ripped me off by $92. As there was an extra charge on the bill for R&R Exaust, when asked whats it for guy said its labour charges. I think labour charges should be mentioned as labour charges. Unless he is cheating tax.

Never again at Kmart.

Phantom52 10:28 am 17 Jul 09

Wraith said :

IF you are on the Southside, Lanyon service centre is a good fair garage, they don’t mess around and will actually be honest with you regarding your rego inspection, never had a problem with them.

Can you please me the address of Lanyon service centre.

Mike Bessenger 10:23 am 13 Jul 09

You might be thinking of Holt auto port? Located at the caltex at kippax.

bergamot 10:05 am 13 Jul 09

Don’t waste your time or money on KMart Auto.

There is someone in Holt who a lot of my friends have gone to and have been very happy with. Not at Kippax – Holt proper. Can’t think of the name of the guy tho sorry, and don’t know if he is able to do slips.

bd84 4:49 pm 12 Jul 09

canberratowie2 said :

Ultimate Tunes in Phillip is very good !

He has turned his hean on a few “little” problems in the past for me

http://www.ultimatetunes.com.au/Index.html

He probably didn’t notice unless they’ve changed owners. They cost me almost cost me $2,500 needing to replace an aircon system after one of their “services” about 5 or so years ago.

From the regoact website, a complete list of approved inspection centres:
http://www.rego.act.gov.au/registrations/regoaes.htm

I’m pretty sure you could get a similar service from most of those places, given it’s a 5-10 minute job.

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