Vehicle Identification

Items to be controlled:

  • License Plates Certificate or Booklet + Ownership Registration Document
  • Chassis number
  • Registration Plate

Method: Visual

Braking System

Mechanical Condition: Condition, setting, operating and assembly of braking systems.

Method: Visual and practical

Equipment: Roller Brake Tester

Performance and braking efficiency – Performance and efficiency of service brakes and parking brake. Performance of retardant or exhaust brake (only some vehicles).

Method: Practical

Equipment: Roller Brake Tester or Decelerometer

Wheel Alignment

  • Wheel Alignment – Steering deviation (ripping)
    Method: Practical
    Equipment: Side Slip Tester
  •  Steering wheel and steering column – Performance and mounting of components
    Method: Visual
  • Steering gear casing – Fixation, lubricant leakage and bellows
    Method: Visual and practical
    Equipment: Axle and Tolerance Detector / Axle Play Tester
  • Steering bars, rods and bearings – Deformation, welds, cracks and / or gaps.
    Method: Visual and practical
    Equipment: Axle and Tolerance Detector / Axle Play Tester
  • Power Steering – Performance and fluid leaks
    Method: Visual

Visibility

Items to be controlled:

  • Visibility – Visibility field, sun visors performance
    Method: Visual
  • Glazing – Glass and tinted film condition, authorized or not.
    Method: Visual
  • Mirrors or Rear Devices – condition, performance and regulation system.
    Method: Visual
  • Windscreen wipers and windscreen washers – Condition and performance.
    Method: Visual

Equipment, Lighting and Electrical System Components

Items to be controlled:

  • Road lights (maximum), crossing lights (middle) and front fog – Condition, performance, fixation, alignment and intensity of lights.
    Method: Visual and practical
    Equipment: Headlight Tester
  • Position lamps, stop lamps, Rear registration plate lamp, direction indicator, danger tell-tales, back fog lamps, reversing lamp, boundary and lateral signals – condition, performance, assembly, color and approval.
    Method: Visual
  • Instrument panel lights – Performance of the indicators.
    Method: Visual
  • Reflectors and reflective plates – Condition and placement.
    Method: Visual
  • Electrical Installation – Mounting of battery, condition and wiring fixation.
    Method: Visual

 

Axles, wheels, tires, suspension and transmission

Items to be tested:

  • Axles – Condition and fixation
    Method: Visual and practical
    Equipment: Axle and Tolerance Detector / Axle Play Tester
  • Springs, torsion bars, suspension arms, turnbuckle arms, stabilizing bars, hydro elastic systems, pneumatic systems and suspension – Condition, fastening and assembly.
    Method: Visual and practical
    Equipment: Axle and Tolerance Detector / Axle Play Tester
  • Shock absorbers – Efficiency and general condition.
    Method: Visual and practical
    Equipment: Suspension Tester (PB vehicles> 2800Kg)
  • Wheels and tires – wheels, tires and wheel bearings – Condition, fixation, dimensions and approvals.
    Method: Visual and practical
    Equipment: Axle and Tolerance Detector / Axle Play Tester
  • Transmission – state, fixing and lubricant leakage
    Method: Visual and practical
    Equipment: Axle and Tolerance Detector / Axle Play Tester

Chassis and Chassis Attachments

Items to be controlled:

  • Chassis, box and cab – Condition, fixation, windows (opening and closing), bulkheads and benches
    Method: Visual
  • Tank and fuel pipelines – Condition, fixation and leaks
    Method: Visual
  • Coupling device for towing – condition, fixation and approval.
    Method: Visual
  • Exhaust pipe and silencer – condition and fixation leaks.
    Method: Visual

Other equipment

Items to be tested:

  • Warning Triangle and wheel chock (when required) – Condition and approval
    Method: Visual
  • Reflector vest – condition and approval
    Method: Visual
  • Seat belts – condition, fixation and approval
    Method: Visual
  • Fire Extinguisher (for public passenger transport vehicles) – Condition, fixation and expiration date
    Method: Visual
  • Anti theft device – Approval
    Method: Visual
  • Speedometer and odometer – performance
    Method: Visual
  • Audible warning – Performance
    Method: Visual and auditory
  • Tachograph and speed limiter (only for some vehicles) – Installation, sealing and validity.
    Method: Visual

Additional Items on public transportation vehicles

Items to be controlled:

  • Emergency exits – signs, emergency controls and hammers for breaking glass.
    Method: Visual
  • Ventilation and heating – Performance.
    Method: Visual
  • Benches – condition, fixation and capacity.
    Method: Visual
  • Interior lighting – Condition and performance.
    Method: Visual
  • Advertising – Compliance of the installed advertising.
    Method: Visual
  • Cleaning – General condition.
    Method: Visual
  • Curtains or equivalent devices – Existence and performance.
    Method: Visual
  • Acoustic or luminous signaling to stop – Existence and performance.
    Method: Visual and auditory
  • Indoor Informational signaling – Existence and condition.
    Method: Visual

Detailed observation relating to identification

Items to be controlled:

  • Brand, model, chassis number, wheelbase, category, type, engine (Number; cylinder; fuel), box (Type; maximum length), capacity, recordings and plate, gross weight (gross weight and towable gross weight), tare and tires. – Comparison of booklet data and license plates certificate and the vehicle.
    Method: Visual

 

Detailed external observation

Items to be controlled:

  • Frame and chassis – Verification of frame and chassis according to the approved vehicle.
    Method: Visual
  • Reparations – Verification of important welded elements to the safety of the chassis; Systems, components and separate technical units; Bumpers and energy-absorbing elements; Anticorrosion protection.
    Method: Visual
  • Braking and steering – Verification of compliance between the system and its components with the original system.
    Method: Visual

Verification of engine characteristics and transmission

Items to be controlled:

  • Engine – Verification of engine features in relation to those indicated by the manufacturer.
    Method: Practical
    Equipment: Power Bench / Dynamometer

Verification of suspension system and steering

Items to be controlled:

  • Axles, wheels, tires and suspension – Verification of measurements performed to the angles in relation to the indication of the manufacturer.
    Method: Practical
    Equipment: alignment geometry verification equipment and angular variation of the wheels

Three-dimensional Verification of the Structure

Items to be controlled:

  • Chassis – Verification of measurements made in relation to the framework specified by the manufacturer.
    Method: Practical
    Equipment: The equipment for dimensional verification of quotas

Verification of pollutant emissions

Items to be controlled:

  • CO2 value – Determined through a test cycle.
    Method: Practical
    Equipment: Gas Analyzer and Power Bench

Verification of LPG adjustment

Items to be controlled:

  • LPG system components – Performance, system assembly and calculation note.
    Method: Visual

Verification of adaptation for children transportation

Items to be controlled:

  • Seat belts, doors and windows, tachograph, fire extinguisher and first aid kit – Establishment, performance and approval of belts; Performance of doors and windows; Tachograph verification; Verification of fire extinguisher, first aid kit and its characteristics
    Method: Visual

Verification of tinted film on windows

Items to be controlled:

  • Application of tinted film to the windows – Verification of the approval mark according to the list of films issued by IMT and correct application of the film to the windows.
    Method: Visual