The technical data
When inspecting an imported vehicle, the officially authorised TÜV SÜD-expert also needs to specify the technical data for the registration papers; e.g. the category of exhaust emissions necessary for a registration in German, which is also crucial for calculating the annual vehicle tax.
Usually, the service centres do not have all the required information from good authority for US-vehicles and oldtimers, or at least not the complete information.
The IGA-section (vehicle enthusiasts) at the TÜV SÜD Auto Service in Augsburg can help:
Here, the technical data for vehicles like these are being gathered and archived. In case of need, they are determined and made available based on the respective chassis number. This makes inspection in compliance with § 21 (full inspection) significantly easier and thus contributes to a cost reduction.
How to get your hands on your vehicle’s technical data:
Send an informal fax with the following information (fax 08 21/59 04-1 59):
Copy of registration papers from abroad, if available
Indicate whether it is shift gear or automatic (number of gears)
Indicate the engine type (depending on the manufacturing year, it is indicated on the motor block, maybe also on the cast, or on a sticker inside the engine bay, a code for the engine type)
With carburettors: - Dual or quad carburettor? - Manufacturer?
- If available: Write down the code on the sticker (on the inside) on the driver’s door
Please indicate your full address, the datasheet will be sent to you COD.
Additional exhaust emission categorisation in compliance with EU
From initial registration 1993 or Sept. 1994 on, respectively:
: Rarely more than 1-2 work days, often quicker in urgent cases.
We also inspect vehicles on location, of course. Naturally, a datasheet comes with it in this case.