The Vehicle Testing Station is again offering a FREE 10 Point Check for your vehicle on the 3rd, 4th and 5th January 2022 (08h30 -15h30). The George Municipal Vehicle Testing Station offered the free service on the 13th, 14th and 15th December and checked 8 vehicles before they departed on long trips. Bring your vehicle to our VTS on the corner of Hibernia Street on the dates listed above and please note the policy will be first come first served.

The 10 Point inspection includes:

  • Identification of vehicle
  • Lights
  • Equipment and Body structure
  • Braking Systems 
  • Wheels and Tyres
  • Suspension and undercarriage 
  • Steering 
  • Oil leaks
  • Exhaust System
  • Transmission 

The full inspection will take approximately 10 minutes and you will be free to go with a clear bill of health – or know that something needs to be repaired before you leave for that long drive.

Safety is our first priority – make use of the opportunity to ensure you and your family travel safely this festive season.

SAFETY TIPS

  • Check that vehicle is roadworthy before you start your journey
  • Carry the necessary equipment and tools to assist you on the road in case of breakdown
  • Have enough rest before you start your journey and take a rest every 2 hours
  • Adhere to all road signs and rules of the road
  • Maintain a safe following distance
  • Adhere to and stay within the speed limits
  • Follow instructions that are given by Law enforcement or Traffic Officials
  • No overloading of passengers because it affects the braking system of the vehicle
  • Have the necessary contact numbers in case of emergency
  • Be patient towards other road users 

Issued George Mun, 28th December 2021

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George falls within the Garden Route District Municipality, the third-largest district economy in the Western Cape, after the City of Cape Town and the Cape Winelands District. The Eden District is also geographically the third-largest district within the Western Cape Province. This district is informally known as the Garden Route, with George, its hub, nestled among the slopes of the majestic Outeniqua Mountains and flanked by the Indian Ocean. Because of the proximity to the ocean, the area enjoys a pleasant, temperate climate. George also enjoys the strategic advantage of being situated on the major transport routes between Cape Town in the south and Port Elizabeth in the east. This creates investment opportunities, particularly with regard to manufacturing, logistics and warehousing. Senior Communications Officer Athane Scholtz ascholtz@george.gov.za Communications Manager: Chantel Edwards-Klose cjedwardsklose@george.gov.za