As important as keeping the car in good condition is to be clear about what documentation you will have to present at the ITV station. Here’s a review.
You know what documentation do you need to pass the ITV to you car? It is important to be clear about what papers you are going to be asked for since, even if you have an appointment, if you do not carry any of the cards that will be requested as a previous step to the tests, you will not be able to carry them out.
The Technical inspection of vehicles (ITV) is a mandatory procedure for all vehicles. The deadlines pass the inspection they depend on the age and type of car; As a general rule, a passenger car will have to pass the tests for the first time four years after its registration.
What documentation do I need for the ITV?
The first step to pass the ITV is to present the documentation that proves the ownership of the vehicle and its registration date. The good part is that the papers are part of the documentation that you should always carry in the car so it will not be difficult for you to locate them.
As a general rule, there are four the documents that will be requested at the ITV station:
- Data sheet or ITV card. The data sheet of a vehicle is something like its DNI, because it shows the data that identifies both the car and its owner. The document must include the license plate of the car, the chassis number (also known as the chassis number or VIN) and the homologation password.
- Circulation permit. The registration certificate contains all the information about the vehicle: registration, brand, type, variant or version, service, maximum mass, validity period of the registration if not unlimited, date of registration, date and place of issue, cylinder capacity and number of places. To these data must be added, since 2015, the mileage and the validity of the ITV;
- Obligatory insurance. They will ask you for the proof that the car has insurance contracted up to date with payment
- ID of the driver, which does not have to coincide with the owner of the vehicle
The ITV procedure manual states that there are special situations in which the driver will have to present other documents.
For example, for those vehicles that have suffered significant damage as a result of an accident that may affect any security element of the steering, suspension, transmission or braking systems, or the frame or self-supporting structure at the anchoring points of any of these organs. In this case, it will be necessary to submit the repair report. Remember that the DGT has approved a standard that forces to pass the ITV to all vehicles that have been declared sinister.
The company vehiclesThey will also have to present the CIF.
If you subject the vehicle to any major modification must be approved at an ITV station. In this case, it will be necessary to carry out a homologation project and also have a workshop assembly certificate. Once the ITV is to be passed, this duly completed and signed workshop certificate must be presented.
This article was published in Autobild by Noelia López.