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Western Cape offering free vehicle safety checks this week – Dates and locations

The Western Cape Mobility Department will conduct free 10-point vehicle safety checks for all motorists from Saturday, 23 March, to Thursday, 28 March.

The comprehensive examinations, which will be carried out by qualified technicians, cover essential components comprising:

  • Tyres
  • Lights
  • Brakes
  • Wipers
  • Exhaust
  • CV Joints
  • Suspension
  • License discs
  • Electrical systems

“Take advantage of our free vehicle safety tests and contribute to safer roads for all,” said the department.

“The Western Cape Mobility Department remains steadfast in its commitment to promoting road safety. We urge all road users to exercise caution and adhere to traffic regulations during this Easter period.”


The Western Cape Mobility Department has partnered with private testing centres as well as local authorities to make the free vehicle tests easily accessible across the province.

All motorists can head to one of the following locations on the given dates and times to get their vehicle examined free of charge:

Gene Louw Traffic Training College, Brackenfell Blvd, Brackenfell

  • 23 March – From 08h00 until 15h00
  • 25 and 26 March – From 10h00 until 20h00
  • 27 March – From 08h00 until 15h00

Drakenstein Municipal Traffic Centres, c/o Jan Van Riebeek and Edison Road, Paarl

  • 23 March 2024 – From 08h00 until 14h00

Airport Vehicle Testing Centres

  • AVTS Strand, 3 Calvyn Str, Strand
  • AVTS CBD, 86 Sir Lowry Rd, Cape Town
  • AVTS Airport, Boston Circle, Airport Industria
  • AVTS Belville, Duminy/Voortrekker Rd, Bellville
  • AVTS Table View, 139 Blaauwberg Rd, Table View
  • AVTS Kenilworth, 422 Imam Haron Rd, Lansdowne
  • AVTS Wingfield, Olympic Park, Voortrekker Rd, Goodwood

These Airport Vehicle Testing Centres will be accessible on 23 March from 08h00 until 12h00, and from 25 to 28 March, from 08h00 until 16h30.

Traffic, road accidents, and law enforcement are expected to increase significantly over the coming weeks as we approach the Easter break; the Western Cape Mobility Department therefore recommends that drivers take this opportunity to ensure that their vehicles are safe and roadworthy.

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