In this article we explain everything you need to know about the Technical Vehicle Inspection (ITV).
The ITV is a periodic inspection that all vehicles must undergo to ensure that they comply with the safety and environmental conditions necessary to drive on the road.
This inspection is compulsory and its frequency depends on the age of the vehicle and the type of fuel it uses.
¿How to make an appointment for the ITV?
To pass the ITV it is necessary to make an appointment. This can be done in several ways, but the most common is via the internet.
In most of the autonomous communities there is an online appointment system that allows you to choose the ITV station and the day and time that best suits the vehicle owner.
Another option is to telephone the corresponding ITV station and request an appointment.
It is important to bear in mind that the line may be busy or it may not be possible to speak to the ITV staff immediately.
What is needed to pass the ITV?
In order to pass the ITV it is necessary that the vehicle is in good condition and that it complies with the safety and environmental requirements demanded by law. Among the elements that are checked at the ITV are the following:
- Brake system
- Tyre condition
- Lighting and signalling system
- Pollutant emission levels
- Seat belts
- Windscreen and glass
- Condition of vehicle bodywork
If the vehicle does not comply with any of these requirements, the necessary repairs must be carried out before passing the ITV. Otherwise, the vehicle will not be allowed to be driven on the road and will be subject to penalties by the traffic authorities.