VicRoads requires you to provide a roadworthy certificate (there are exceptions) when you sell a used car in Victoria. This is to ensure that the new owner is buying a safe vehicle.
A roadworthy certificate will check things such as:
- Safety devices such as seat belts
But they also require the vehicle to have a windscreen that is judged to be in excellent condition and free of cracks, scratches, chips and general wear and tear.
Luckily, a new windscreen is not expensive and specialists such as Quality Fit Windscreens and Emergency Windscreens can come to your home and fit a new windscreen within 48 hours for less than $250 (depending on model).
We often begrudge spending money on a new windscreen and think that our screen is fine. But you will be amazed at the difference a new windscreen can make. You have probably become used to the slightly foggy view a a new windscreen will seem like there is no windscreen there at all.
A new windscreen is a great safety item and will help you to see exactly what is happening on the road in front of you.
A new windscreen is a small price to pay for better visibility and a safer journey.