Vehicle inspections are a positive thing. Namely, they are intended to ensure all of our safety in traffic. It is important not only to control the validity and safety of vehicles, but also to reduce its environmental impact and to ensure that the required taxes and other payments have been settled.
When must a vehicle be inspected?
Private vehicles must be inspected at the age of three (3) and five (5) years and thereafter, annually. Delivery cars and special vehicles with a maximum weight of 3,500 kg must be inspected at the age of three (3) years and then annually.
The time for inspection is determined primarily according to the date on which the vehicle was taken into use. For example, a passenger car that was taken into use on 6 June 2000 must be inspected between 6 February and 6 June. The date on which the vehicle was taken into use can be found on the registration certificate.
If the date on which the vehicle was taken into use cannot be found on the certificate, the annual inspection period is determined according to the registration number (see here).
Making sure your car passes the inspection
Upon arrival at the inspection station, remember to present the technical part of your car’s registration certificate and the certificate of any earlier emissions test, if applicable. Please note that emissions test certificates are valid for three (3) months.
It is important to take regular care of your car. Not long before the inspection it is worthwhile to make sure that your car is in good condition and according to the law. Check the subjects for inspection and the most common grounds for rejection here.
If a vehicle is rejected, it must be examined again at the same inspection station within one (1) month after the initial inspection.
Read more about annual inspections on the TraFi website