How to know if I have to pass the ITV

The Technical Inspection of Vehicles, better known by all as ITV, consists of a periodic review that all vehicles must pass to ensure they are able to circulate and do not pose any risk. It is important to know when you must pass the ITV, since otherwise you can be sanctioned by traffic authorities. If you are wondering how to know if you have to pass the ITV, do not miss this article from.

Steps to follow:


In the first place, to know when it is your turn to pass the ITV of the car, it is necessary that you know the periodicity of revision decreed by the road and traffic authorities. In the case of private tourism of up to nine people:

  • Up to 4 years old: exempt from ITV
  • From 4 to 10 years old: every two years
  • From 10 years old: every year

In the documentation of the car, you will find the registration date from which you must start counting. Also, you can expand the information in our article: When should I pass the ITV.


In this way, new cars should not pass until the fourth year, when you will usually receive a notification or letter advising you that you must pass the ITV . Also, if you have bought a relatively new second-hand car, you should check the papers of the vehicle to know if it has already passed the first technical inspection of vehicles.


To know when you have to pass the ITV in a vehicle with more than 4 years old, you can resort to various documents. The first and most visual is the sticker that in the previous revision will have placed on the top of the windshield, on the side opposite the driver. There you can see indicated the year and month in which it is necessary to do the inspection again; It will only be indicative but you will already have a first idea.


In the same way, on the back of the ITV card it will be indicated when the last inspection was carried out and when it is necessary to check the vehicle again. There will be indicated the deadline to pass the ITV again; remember that exceeding it is grounds for penalty and fine.


Also in the report of the last technical inspection you will find indicated the dates of the last ITV and when you must pass it again. Remember that in most centers and workshops it is necessary to request an appointment to pass the ITV, so you must do it before exceeding this date. If in your autonomous community Applus is the concessionary company, you can see here how to request an online appointment for the ITV.


Once you know when you have to pass the ITV, you should also take into account:

  • What documentation do you need to pass the ITV
  • How to pass the ITV
  • What is reviewed in the ITV