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Below you will find the most frequently asked questions by our customers about PTI. If you still cannot find the answer to your questions, please contact us through our contact form.
Is it passing the PTI compulsory?
PTI is a compulsory procedure. The registration date of your vehicle shall establish the compulsory character or not of the inspection, as well as the time limits to carry out its technical inspection. For example, if you have just bought a new car, you do not have to pass the first technical inspection until the car is four years old.
What should I do to pass the PTI?
In order to avoid unnecessary delays before passing the PTI you should request an appointment from our website or by calling 902 309 000 or at the centres themselves.
No matter where the vehicle is registered or where you live, you are free to choose the centre that suits you best. Choose where you want to pass your vehicle’s technical inspection from among our centres.
Do I have to make an appointment?
By making an appointment on our website or by calling 902 309 000, your wait will be shorter and you will be able to better manage your time. However, if you come to the centre without an appointment, we will always try to serve you as soon as we can, but we cannot guarantee a specific time.
What shall I do when I have a pre-arranged appointment?
Go to the centre of your choice on the day and at the time of your appointment.
When you go to the PTI centre you have chosen, it is important that you bring all the necessary documentation and that it is in order.
What documents should I bring?
If the inspection is periodic, we need the Vehicle Technical Inspection card and the registration documents or log book.
In our PTI centres we will also require the official documents relating to the compulsory car insurance to ensure its validity. Remember that to justify this by means of a payment receipt, the receipt must contain at least the details of the insurance company, the vehicle’s registration plate, the coverage period and indicate the type of coverage associated with the policy.
If the inspection is not periodic, please contact us for more detailed information as the documents may vary depending on the type of inspection.
What do I do if I have lost the documentation?
The vehicle’s documentation is made up by the Vehicle Registration Certificate and Technical Inspection Card. If they are lost or stolen you will need to request a duplicate of them. The duplicate of the Vehicle Registration Certificate must be requested from the DGT, and the inspection card at any SyC centre.
The duplicate of an inspection card must always be requested by the owner/legal representative (companies) or authorised person and the following documentation will be required:
- Sworn statement of loss or report (in the event of theft).
- Authorisation if you are not the owner.
- ID card of the vehicle’s owner or copy of it (if the application is submitted by an authorised person).
- Copy of Tax Identification (in the case of companies).
Is it mandatory to bring the insurance receipt?
Law 18/2009 of 23rd November makes it mandatory to submit the insurance receipt when undertaking the PTI.
At SYC itv we need to check the validity of the compulsory insurance, which we do through telematic connection to the insurance companies’ database. However, it is advisable to bring the receipt in case communications fail, as the proof of the mandatory insurance will be checked at the offices of SYC•PTI centres and we will check that it is in force.
Remember that to justify this by means of a payment receipt, the receipt must contain at least the details of the insurance company, the vehicle’s registration plate, the coverage period and indicate the type of coverage associated with the policy.
How much is it? Can I pay with a card?
Check the current rates depending on the type of vehicle and the different inspections.
Of course you can pay by card, except in the mobile centres when the payment must be in cash
How often do I have to pass thePTI?
The vehicle’s first inspection and the frequency of inspections thereafter vary according to the type and age of the vehicle (according to the date appearing on the vehicle’s registration certificate).
What is the date that determines the age of the vehicle?
The date of the first registration appearing on the vehicle’s registration documents or log book .
What happens when the date of validity of my last inspection has been exceeded?
Vehicle technical inspection must always be in force according to the periods set out in Law. Once the vehicle has undergone its first inspection or the subsequent ones, the due date shall be the one that appears on the vehicle technical inspection card with no additional time as by not meeting this you could be fined by the authorities.
SYC PTI does not impose any penalty nor charges any extra fee for this. However, if you are found driving by the authorities you could be punished with a € 200 fine .
When must a home vehicle pass inspection?
Since the entry into force of Royal Decree 920/2017, of 23 Outubro, the pole that regulates the technical inspection of vehicles, the inspection frequencies are applied on the basis of the category of the vehicle and not on the basis of its classification indicated in the documentation of the same, nor of the use to which it is intended. For this reason there is not a single frequency of inspection for all vehicles and even some of them were affected by the inspection period that was assigned to them before this Royal Decree.
Here are some examples:
- If your vehicle is homologated as M1 (homologation contrast B- xxx, AUT- xxx or European of M1), it must be exempt from inspection for 4 years, biennial frequency for 10 years and annual from 10 years.
- If your vehicle is homologated as N1 (less than 3500 Kg MTMA) for 2 years it is exempt from inspection, from 2 to 6 years of biennial frequency, from 6 to 10 years of annual frequency and from more than 10 years of six-monthly frequency.
- If your vehicle is homologated as N2 (more than 3500 Kg MTMA), you will have an annual frequency of 10 years and a six-monthly frequency of more than 10 years.
- However, if your vehicle is a residential mixed vehicle (classification 3148), according to article 6, point 3 of the RD. 920/2017, the applicable inspection frequency shall correspond to category N1.
If you would like more information about your vehicle in order to be able to know its category, we recommend that you go to more of our stations.
Is it compulsory to attach the sticker?
Yes. The law explicitly states that all vehicles that pass the technical inspection must display the corresponding sticker on the upper right side of the windscreen.
If not doing so, you could be punished with a € 100 fine.
If my vehicle fails the inspection, may I drive it?
If the vehicle fails the inspection, you can only drive the vehicle to take it to the garage to remedy the defects, and back to the centre to regularise the situation. If you drive the vehicle outside of these two conditions, the vehicle may be subject to a fine by the competent authorities.
Remember that if you exceed the deadline for submitting the vehicle to inspection due to a rejection, the vehicle shall undergo a full inspection together with the payment again of the corresponding charges.
Do I have to make an appointment for a second revision after the first is failed?
There is no need to make an appointment for a second inspection except when the 60 day maximum period for the correction of defects has been exceeded. In this case, you must arrange a new appointment and start the process again which will mean that a complete inspection shall be undertaken, which will also imply paying the corresponding charges again.
If the inspection is failed, can I pass the second inspection in another region
You must always have the authorisation from the originating PTI centre in order to carry out the inspection in a PTI centre in another autonomous community.
To do this you must request the PTI centre of origin to transfer the file to the destination PTI centre. Once the transfer has been requested and approved you may pass the vehicle inspection at the chosen PTI centre. It should be noted that the inspection charges must be paid again at the destination centre
Can I pass the PTI in another province regardless of where the vehicle is registered?
Yes. You can pass the inspection in any centre and in any province.
I have received the reminder letter, but I no longer have that vehicle, what shall I do?
If you have received the reminder letter for the forthcoming PTI of your car and you are no longer the owner of it, (because the car has been deregistered or the owner has changed), please ignore that notice; also, you don’t need to inform any entity in this regard.
Our database will be updated automatically according to when the latest inspection is carried out. This database is independent of the DGT’s databases and you may unsubscribe whenever you want.