MOT equivalent here in Spain is called ITV ( Inspección Técnico para Vehículos) technical inspection for vehicles. Majority of cars have to be tested when they become 4 years old, then they have to be tested every 2 years up to 10 years old and after this every year. Vans and some 4×4´s have to be tested yearly after 2 years depending for what purpose they were originally registered. From your documents we can advise you on this.
There is only 1 station on the island authorized to do this test and is located in Arrecife.
The test is on appointment basis only and you have to drive the vehicle through yourselves and speak the language and the testers will instruct you regarding the procedure required. Now if the vehicle fails, especially if it´s on brakes or suspension is when it can become complicated language wise. Mechanical failures will be explained to you and neccessary repairs will need to be conveyed to a mechanic in Spanish to undertake the action required. This test procedure is time consuming as it can take from 1 to 2 hours to complete.
UK AUTOS can offer a trouble free service which includes the following:-
- Thorough inspection of the vehicle includings lights, wipers, security of battery, tyres etc…
- Exhaust emission test
- Brake balance
- Take vehicle through test station.
WE ALSO OFFER WITH THIS SERVICE FREE COLLECTION AND DELIVERY OR COURTESY CAR DEPENDING ON WHERE YOU LIVE ON THE ISLAND