In case people are wondering, yes, there is ITV in Andorra. The Technical Inspection of Vehicles (ITV) is managed in Andorra by the Andorran company ITV Serveis SA since November 2, 2006, according to a government agreement with public tender dated July 26, 2006. This company is participated in a 50% by the Andorra Automobile Club and the other 50% by Applus+ Iteuve Tecnology SLU which is a Spanish company dedicated to ITVs in Spain and is also the one that manages the operations of the ITV at a technical, technological and management level.
The Andorran ITV company, ITV Serveis, is also a full member of the DATE, a global association of vehicle compliance authorities and authorized companies where most of the companies related to ITVs are registered and that allows you to be in constant contact with the evolution of international regulations regarding vehicle technical inspections , road safety, vehicle technology, environmental control systems, etc.
Already at the time we treated in an article about the driver's license, license plates and car in Andorra so today we are going to deal with the ITV for all those who have a vehicle and must complete it.
ITV price in Andorra
On the page of ITV Serveis rates You can see all the prices of the ITV in Andorra. Usually, the price of a first and second inspection within the term is €22.20, although the price depends on the type of vehicle, if the inspection is done within or after the deadline, the type of license plate, etc. They also have services for the use of the scale as well as the duplication of the transport card, with their respective rates and prices.
How to pass the ITV? Requirements
The fundamental objective of an ITV inspection is to verify that both the general condition and the safety elements of the vehicle are in minimum maintenance conditions that allow this vehicle to continue circulating without representing any danger. However, recently the vehicle has also complied with some minimum requirements of respect for the environment. In this sense, as in any standardized vehicle technical inspection, the following are reviewed:
- The operation of lights and signaling
- Status of plates, license plates and labels
- Body and frame condition
- Condition of the steering and its mechanism and of the brake circuit
- Condition of the windshield, mirrors and mirrors and cleaning devices
- Condition of interior fittings: seat belts, door and window operation, seat mounting and mechanisms, etc.
- Condition of axles and tires
- Wheel alignment and parking brake balance
- Exhaust gas pollution and noise level
Regarding the documentation to provide and present at the time of the inspection, it is the famous yellow card of Andorran vehicles and a insurance receipt in force, although obviously extra documentation can be requested for vehicles transporting dangerous goods or dangerous materials.
What if my car does not pass the ITV?
In that case it is necessary repair all detected defects. If the deficiencies are minor, you will not need to re-inspect, but you should fix them as soon as possible. If the defects are serious, it will be necessary pass the ITV again within a maximum period of 8 working days (15 calendar days for payment exemption). It is necessary to present, together with the vehicle documentation, the technical inspection report, as well as the second inspection report, if necessary.
It should be noted that when a major reform in the vehicle, the documentation in question must be presented as soon as said reform has been carried out and before carrying out the ITV, in the Industrial Safety Area of the Ministry of Economy and Finance of the Principality of Andorra, to record it, in the corresponding case, on the yellow letter of the vehicle.
The requests for modification of the data of the yellow letter of a vehicle (such as including important reforms, among others) as well as the delivery and collection of the yellow card in the case of a periodic ITV inspection with a NEGATIVE result, must be processed in the Procedures Service of the MI Government of Andorra ( Administrative Building) that will refer the request to the Vehicle Registry or to the Department of Transport.
When is the ITV passed in Andorra?
This will depend on the type of vehicle we have and how old it is. Specifically:
- Motorcycles, cars and passenger cars individuals up to 9 places: If it is less than five years old it is exempt, if it is between 5 and 9 years old it must be done every two years, and if it is over 9 years old it must be done annually.
- Public transport vehicles and goods with more than 9 places: up to 15 years old every six months, from 15 years old every three months.
- Driving school vehicles, rental vehicles, taxis, ambulances, tow trucks and others: annual
- Special vehicles: in general, exempt.
Schedules of the ITV in Andorra
Customer service (face-to-face and telephone):
From Monday to Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 9:15 p.m.
Saturdays from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Reception of vehicles:
From Monday to Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Saturdays from 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
How to make an appointment and contact
To request an appointment for the Technical Inspection of Vehicles you have to use this link, where by giving the vehicle registration you can schedule an appointment for the vehicle inspection. On the other hand, the station is located in Aixovall, in the parish Sant Julià de Lòria, AD600, specifically on the Bixesarri road. The location is found on Google Maps so it is enough to simply search for ITV or ITV Andorra to find out where we have to go to deliver our vehicle.
Finally, regarding the contact telephone numbers, they are 127 for within the Principality and (+376) 741350 for outside the Principality, although they can also be contacted through the website (remember that you can request and modify the appointment through of the provided link).