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The Vehicle Inspection (ITV, community) is a necessary step by which all vehicles must pass a certain age. The “mantra” behind the concept of ITV is to ensure that all vehicles on Spanish roads meet minimum security conditions for themselves, for the environment and other road users. Thus, minimizing the risk of accidents due to technical and maximizing environmentally friendly.
In the case of passenger cars for private use, ITV has to go first when the vehicle has met four years ago. Until the vehicle meets the ten years succeeding ITV must pass every two years. If the vehicle has more than ten years, must pass an annual inspection. In the case of light commercial vehicles and heavy commercial vehicles, inspection is very similar, but varies in their frequency, as it is considered a more intensive use of the vehicle.
Light commercial vehicles (maximum permissible mass less than 3.5 tones) are exempt from ITV to two years, to spend 6 years on a biennial basis, up to ten years old must be inspected annually and semiannually thereafter. For its part, the heavy commercial (maximum permissible mass exceeding 3.5 tones) must pass an annual MOT until he was ten years, every six months once the decade old.
Receive an unfavorable inspection on ITV typically involves going to the studio, wasting time and spending money. If we are serious defects diagnosed inspection results will be negative and our car will have to go to the shop crane, it is denied the right to move on the roads. It is therefore important to perform a pre-MOT inspection to our vehicle, light inspection either by ourselves or a further review by a workshop.
Below we give some recommendations on the elements of our vehicle that we can easily review and some practical recommendations for dealing with this appointment.
Ten Hand Movement Permit and Technical Inspection Card, you will be required by the station staff. There have been over with the receipt of insurance, although not necessarily present. It is found that the car’s chassis number matches the information in the papers. Therefore, the frame number should be visible. On some cars are in the bottom of the windshield, and should not be covered with anything.
One of the most common places where it is often “shoot the ITV” to a car. Checks that lights, crossing, long, fog and intermittent work properly. The front lights may not work, pass inspection, but the rear should work yes or yes. Nor can we forget about the lights that illuminate the registration mark, if not work either could pass inspection. All bulbs should be in good condition, no effort to change.
In the ITV also reviewed the regulation of lights, with a specific device called a regulator. It is a crucial test in which many cars “suspend”, but if you want to know whether the regulation of the low beam is 100% correct you have to find a place that has this device, as a rule, a workshop. Warning is important that work correctly, all indicators. You can change any light bulbs themselves without further problems.