What happens when I do not pass the ITV?
The Technical Vehicle Inspection (ITV) is a mandatory review that is carried out periodically on vehicles with the aim of guaranteeing that they comply with the safety and emissions standards established by Spanish legislation. The frequency of this review depends on the type of vehicle and its age.
During the ITV, a specialized technician checks various aspects of the vehicle, including the braking system, lights, gas emissions, suspension, steering system, among others. It is also verified that the vehicle has all the necessary documents and is in good condition. If the vehicle does not meet established standards, it is assigned a "failure" and must be repaired before re-passing the inspection.
If a vehicle does not pass the ITV, it means that it does not comply with the safety and/or emissions standards established by Spanish legislation. The owner of the vehicle must have it repaired and re-inspected in order to legally continue to drive on the roads. If the vehicle continues to circulate without passing the ITV, the owner could face fines and administrative sanctions.
First of all, the owner of the vehicle must take it to a specialized workshop to repair the faults identified during the ITV. This may include changing faulty parts, adjusting the brake or suspension system, or making any other repairs necessary to meet safety and emissions standards. Once the repairs have been carried out, the owner must take the vehicle back to the ITV to pass the inspection again.
If the vehicle passes the ITV again, the owner will be able to continue legally driving on the roads. However, if the vehicle continues to circulate without passing the ITV, the owner could face fines and administrative sanctions. This includes fines for driving with an unsuitable vehicle, as well as sanctions for not complying with the obligations established by the safety and emissions legislation.
Also, it is important to mention that if the vehicle does not meet safety and emissions standards, it can be dangerous for both the owner and other road users. For example, a faulty brake system or suspension problem can increase the risk of accidents. On the other hand, a vehicle that does not meet emissions standards can contribute to air pollution and climate change.
For all these reasons, it is important to comply with the obligations established by the ITV legislation, and carry out the necessary repairs to guarantee that the vehicle complies with safety and emissions standards. In addition, it is advisable to carry out regular maintenance to avoid major problems and ensure greater safety on the road.
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