From 15th September the law has changed regarding obtaining the ITV for your vehicle. It is now necessary to also provide the receipt and a copy of the insurance policy at the time the vehicle is having its inspection.
The following details must show on the insurance, the insurers’ name, the reg nº, the period of insurance (inception date & expiry date) as well as confirming what cover the vehicle has. Don’t leave it till the last minute to check if you have all your documents. They won’t accept a copy on your phone, they need to see an actual printed copy. Many people have been stuck at the ITV station without their documents, so just be prepared. They will accept copies (doesn’t have to be originals) so make sure you have your policy printed out ready for inspection when going through the ITV.
ITV TESTS for private vehicles are set for a number of changes in 2018; it has been announced by the Spanish government.
The changes will come into effect on May 20, with an official statement stating that the MOT equivalent will be “more demanding” to detect cases of manipulation, with a particular focus on emissions.
Once the changes come into practice, ITV inspectors must hold a ‘Superior Automotive Technician’ qualification as a minimum.
Every centre will now also be equipped with new diagnostic reading devices that will connect to vehicles´ onboard computers and will analyse their security systems to detect ´malicious software.
Finally, if a vehicle does not pass its ITV test, motorists will be able to take the vehicle to another centre for its second test, as opposed to having to use the same one as before.