Periodical technical inspection 2012 - what has changed?
Customer information on the 47th Amendment ordinance for the road traffic licensing regulations (StVZO).
After July 1st, 2012, at the latest, the inspection plate is no longer backdated if the deadline for the inspection is exceeded. You receive detailed information on any defects to the vehicle which are detected. What is also new is that the periodical technical inspection begins with a test drive.
No more backdating
The term of the inspection plate is, for example, 24 months for automobiles and motorcycles, – beginning with the date of the PTI. In future you can no longer have the inspection plate backdated if you miss the inspection deadline.
The following therefore applies to automobiles and motorcycles: the PTI is generally always due 24 months after the last inspection date. However, if the inspection plate expired more than two months ago, we have to conduct an in-depth inspection for which we take an additional charge of 20 percent.
P.S.: You can expect a fine or even a penalty and points if you are stopped in a traffic check two months after the inspection plate expired. It is also critical to be involved in an accident with an expired PTI plate. In this case, you can be penalized accordingly by your insurance company.
The PTI always begins with a test drive. The expert takes over the test drive with at least 8 km/h. He checks the steering wheel and brake functions – to ensure the electronic safety assistants of the vehicle are activated and respond. The safety and correct functioning of the assistance systems, such as ABS, ESP or distance controller, will be even more in the focus in future during the periodical technical inspection.
Background: most newly registered vehicles are equipped with an increasing number of these electronic aids.
Exact description of defects
You now receive a detailed test report. Any detected defects are documented in an even more detailed test report.
Your benefit: You receive exact information on the detected defects in the test report. If, for example, a lighting fault is established, you receive information in black and white that, for example, the left headlamp is set too high. With this information, you can have the fault rectified specifically at your repair shop. Furthermore, you receive information on any emerging defects which may occur in the future already during the inspection. As a result, you save time and money.