With the arrival of summer, it is very important to have your vehicles serviced and inspected in advance in order to avoid problems on long journeys. Let's explore the details of vehicle inspection together.
What is Vehicle Inspection?
Vehicle inspection means the control of the compliance of all motor vehicles in the traffic with the necessary technical requirements in accordance with Article 2918 of the Highway Traffic Law No. 34. These inspections, which should be done regularly, play an important role in the detection of defective vehicles in traffic and prevent accidents that may be caused by these vehicles. Regular vehicle inspection also facilitates early detection of potential defects in your vehicle and helps reduce maintenance costs.
How to Get a Vehicle Inspection Appointment?
It is very important to make an appointment before taking your vehicle for inspection. The long queues in front of TÜVTÜRK stations due to intensity can sometimes take days. For this reason, by making an appointment, you can plan your day better and shorten the time you will spend at the station.
It is very simple to make an appointment for a vehicle inspection. You can choose the day and time you want by following the steps on TÜVTÜRK's website, or you can call the call center on 0850 222 88 88 and choose the time that suits your plan. However, it should not be forgotten that TÜVTÜRK call center serves between 08.00 - 20.00 every day except Sunday.
Which Controls Are Made During Vehicle Inspection?
In the vehicle inspection service offered by TÜVTÜRK for all motor vehicles, it is checked whether your vehicle meets the traffic and passenger safety requirements. All of the general parts, systems and parts in your vehicle are included in this control.
During the inspection, information such as chassis number, fuel type and seat number of the vehicle checked is firstly confirmed and compared with TÜVTÜRK data. Possible tears and holes in the water and fuel hoses in the engine assembly are examined, the battery and battery connections are tested and the electrical installation of the vehicle is checked.
Afterwards, brake force values of the front axle brake system and wheels are taken with the brake tester. These same controls are applied to the rear axle. In these controls, the brake efficiency must be at least 50%.
After the examinations in the engine part are completed, oil, water and fuel leaks that may occur under the vehicle are checked; The exhaust, suspension system of the axles, fittings and the electrical accent attached to the console are examined.
After the mechanical and electronic components are checked, it is tested whether the vehicle's headlights are suitable for safe driving in traffic. If necessary, adjustments of dipped, high and fog lights are made.
Finally, the condition of the driver's seat, the strength and usability of the seat belts are reviewed. After the windows, horn, rear view mirrors, wipers and air conditioning systems are examined, the inspection is completed.
After the inspection, a document showing the grade received by the vehicle is presented to the vehicle owner. Vehicles that receive a flawless and slightly defective grade are considered to be in traffic until the next inspection. If the vehicle receives a severely defective grade, a further document is issued in which the defects in the vehicle are detected and the defects are requested to be rectified within 30 days at the latest. In case the defects are corrected, TÜVTÜRK stations do not charge for the second inspection and your vehicle is given the note that it can be traffic.
What is the Vehicle Inspection Fee?
A certain amount of fee must be paid for vehicle inspection procedures. This fee varies every year depending on the vehicle type. For example; 2020 TL if you are using a bus, truck, tractor or tanker in 462,56; 174,64 TL if you are using tractors, motorcycles or motorized bicycles; Even if you use automobiles, minibuses, light trucks, special purpose vehicles and land vehicles, you have to pay 342,20 TL.
The fee is 80 TL for all vehicles that have a special exhaust emission inspection.