Modifications in vehicles
Any action carried out to the vehicle after its registration is considered as a modification, such as installing or uninstalling elements, modifications, removals. Any change in the information contained in the vehicle’s PTI card is also included. Following the completion of the modification, these actions must be recorded in the PTI card.
If you plan to legalise a modification, you can use the Vehicle modification Manual, created by MINETUR, as a reference guide for its processing. Remember that, except in cases covered by regulation, you are not allowed to remove, add or replace vehicle parts, components or sets that are subject to complying with a technical regulation, for others that do not meet these regulations or do not correspond to the vehicle.
- Trailer couplings: Incorporating devices for towing (hook, ball or fifth wheel).
- Tyres: installation of tyres that are different to the original or not equivalent to these.
- Lighting: the addition, replacement or modification of any lighting or signalling system on our vehicle is a major modification and as such must be approved. Installing daytime running lights, adding extra spotlights to standard ones or replacing these with others are the most common modifications within this section.
- Limitation/delimitation of power: This modification will be implemented in the event of a change in adding or replacing any system that changes the provisions relating to the maximum power of the vehicle, particularly motorcycles.
- Dual control for driving schools: Changing the drive control system for acceleration or braking in driving school vehicles.
When the vehicle changes use, destination, service or business and this change imposes a frequency of more severe inspections or involves a technical modification of the vehicle, an inspection must be carried out and the new use and the date corresponding to the new periodicity of inspections must be noted on the PTI card.
Issuing of PTI cards
All vehicles that have to be registered must comply with some technical requirements to ensure minimum levels of safety and environmental protection. Once these conditions are guaranteed the PTI card is issued as a condition prior to the registration.
Requirement of the authority
The purpose of this extraordinary inspection, is to check that the requirements for driving on public roads are complied with. They may be required by organisations to which powers in this area are attributed.
Checking that the vehicle, at the voluntary request of the holder thereof, fulfils the technical conditions established which are carried out in the PTI centres.
Inspection of crashed vehicles
Inspection that is done to check that a vehicle has been returned to its original condition after suffering an accident.
Specific inspection on safety conditions, which is carried out for vehicles that transport school children or minors by road.
Periodic ATP inspections
Are carried out to check the maintenance of the specifications that allowed the commissioning of special vehicles for the land transport of food products at regulated temperature, in accordance with the international ATP agreement or, where appropriate, the applicable national legislation. The certificate of conformity issued shall be valid for a period of 3 years and may be renewed, following further inspections, for periods of similar duration until the vehicle is 21 years old, given that then it must be tested in an official station.