How to prepare your car for Periodical Technical Inspection?

How to prepare your car for Periodical Technical Inspection?

For personal use cars, the PTI is done every two years.

Although it is an additional cost to vehicle maintenance, periodical technical inspection is useful both for personal safety and for that of the other participants in traffic. To ensure that you pass the "PTI test" well, we recommend that you do a simple check on some minor things.

Below you can find the most common 7 reasons why you can fail the PTI test, aspects to keep in mind when you prepare for a new inspection:

1. Dirty car

When you go to a PTI test, make sure that the vehicle is clean. Pay attention especially to the body, chassis and other assemblies and subassemblies to be checked. A prior visit to a car wash is enough to avoid arejection from the PTI.

2. Old tires

Improper tires are the cause of most problems that lead to PTI rejection. The examiner will check if they are the correct size and if there are parts detached from the tread. In order to avoid any problems, check the tire condition and air pressure (tires should be inflated to the pressure indicated on them).

3. Burnt out lamps and lights

Do not forget to check out all the car lights. Make sure that bulbs are not burnt and do not forget the fog and the registration plate lights.

4. Safety belts that don’t work

Another issue that could create problems concerns the seat belts. In this respect, check all belts (including those in the back). Make sure they are working correctly:

  • when pulled strongly, they must offer resistance;
  • they must make a specific sound when buckled.

5. Windshield cleaning system problems

The windshield washer system must function properly for driver and passenger safety. That is why, those who conduct the PTI are very strict about this. Check the wiper blades for wear and if you have enough windshield washer fluid in the container under the hood. Besides this, any stone chips larger than one finger on the windshield on the driver's side can result in PTI rejection, so fix such problems before you submit the vehicle to the PTI test.

6. Other component faults

Besides preparing for PTI, proper operation of all vehicle components will always help you drive safely. Do not forget to check the locks, door handles and horn. Also pay greater attention to windowsand check that the seats do not move.

7. Low oil level

No examiner will check the oil level, but this, along with the quality of the product used, will be reflected in engine performance in terms of exhaust emissions, which is extremely important when taking your PTI. Find out here how you can quickly check the oil in just 6 steps and you will have no problem with it at periodical technical inspection.

Besides the above aspects, if you feel that something is wrong with the car while driving, make a visit to the repair shop to check the car and thus you will ensure easy PTI passing and you will always drive safely.