All vehicles in South Africa are required to be tested for roadworthiness on change of ownership. In addition, trucks weighing more than 3500kg and taxis need to be tested annually. Since 1 November 2010, buses need to be tested every 6 months.
Private test stations have been performing this service on behalf of Government for the last 20 years. AVTS has strived to be a pioneer in roadworthy testing, in setting high standards and in refusing to compromise on roadworthiness.
AVTS does not only see itself ensuring the roadworthiness of vehicles, but sees itself as a major role player in the fight to bring down the number of fatalities in South Africa. With an aging fleet of vehicles and a fatality rate of 13700 people (2009), ensuring vehicle roadworthiness is an essential part of road safety.