First of all, check your vehicle documents to see if you already have an inspection certificate and if so, how long it is valid for. In general, the following rules apply:
- If your car is fitted with a towbar, the first inspection must take place upon delivery of the vehicle. You will then receive a certificate valid for one or four years. If the vehicle tows less than 750kg, the certificate will be valid for four years. If you tow more than 750kg, you must present your vehicle for inspection every year.
- If your vehicle is registered as a light goods vehicle, you must present it for inspection every year. For light commercial vehicles intended for special purposes, such as being hired out with a driver or driving schools, you must present your vehicle for inspection every six months.
* A passenger car must be presented for inspection for the first time four years after its original registration date. After four years, you'll receive an inspection certificate that is valid for one or two years (depending on the mileage).