The technical inspection of the vehicle
This is a check on the “vital organs” of your vehicle. 133 test points are planned, of which 63 are subject to compulsory repair in the event of failure. This inspection must be carried out by an approved body within the 6 months preceding the date of the 4th anniversary of the first entry into service of the vehicle.
A counter-visit within two months must also take place in the event of an anomaly reported during the first inspection.
Term of validity of technical inspection
Every vehicle must pass its first technical inspection in the 6 months preceding the 4th anniversary of the day of its first entry into service.
Periodic visits are then renewable every 2 years from the date of the previous inspection.
Technical inspection for a vehicle for sale
It is useless to pass the technical check to your car if it is less than 4 years old.
In case of sale of a vehicle older than 4 years, the inspection must date less than 6 months .
The seller shall cause the inspection to be carried out and shall deliver the report to the purchaser.
If the mandatory repairs have not been carried out, the purchaser can not obtain the registration card.
Technical inspection for a collectible vehicle for sale
If you want to sell your collectible vehicle, the technical inspection is not compulsory if it is more than 25 years old and if you own a specific “Collector Vehicle” registration card .
In order to obtain a “vintage vehicle” the vehicle must have undergone a favorable technical check of less than 6 months.
Risks incurred in the event of non-control
If you do not carry out the technical inspection of your vehicle, you are subject to severe penalties : fines of 90 dollar can be increased to 135 dollar and withdrawal of the permit for one week.
In addition, you may have difficulties with the Prefecture when you wish to sell the vehicle.