These are the three ways you can check the date on which you have to pass the ITV.
Know well what day the Technical Vehicle Inspection (ITV) it is essential to avoid fines for not exceeding it on time. All passenger cars and professional vehicles that circulate in Spanish territory are obliged to carry out a technical inspection every period depending on the use and age of the vehicle.
The Fines for driving with the ITV expired They are the order of the day and are increasingly common. This is so because the Police now use cameras and other automation to read the number plates of vehicles that circulate or are parked on the street and can check en masse if they have passed the technical inspection. This technology will also be used to check vehicles that can enter low emission zones.
If an agent stops us at any time —or our car is intercepted by a traffic camera—, the penalty for parking on the street or driving with the expired ITV amounts to 200 euros.
- How do I find out what day my ITV expires?
- Can I advance the ITV?
How do I find out what day my ITV expires?
If you passed the ITV a long time ago and you don’t know very well when your next inspection is due, you should know that there are three different ways to know the exact date on which we have to carry out the procedure, as we show you below:
ITV sticker. The quickest way
As you know, when you successfully pass the technical inspection, they give you a sticker that you must place in the front window of the vehicle from the inside, in the upper right corner. The sticker has a series of Roman numerals and a small die-cut. Well, in the upper part, the circle will mark the exact month in which we must pass the next inspection.
The sticker itself is not only important for checking the date. Is obligatory to carry it in the glass, at the same time that it is advisable to remove the previous ones so as not to lose visibility. In the event that the window of the vehicle breaks and you have to replace it, you will have to make an appointment at an ITV office so that they can provide you with a new sticker and be able to place it on the replacement.
Vehicle data sheet
The data sheet It is another document that we must always have on hand, and in which you can also check the date of the last ITV. This document contains all important vehicle data, both technically and administratively.
When carrying out an ITV, the technician assigned to us will ask us for this document and the date the inspection was made, the condition and the number of kilometers of the vehicle. In this way, you will be able to know very easily what day it is the car’s turn to pass it again.
As you may have noticed, the vehicle’s technical data sheet is a very important document that we should not lose. In fact, it is highly recommended check the file carefully when we go to buy a second-hand vehicle in case we notice something strange. In the same way, we should never buy an imported vehicle that does not have an equivalent document from its country of origin, as it will only bring you problems.
The third and last way to find out what day you have to carry out a technical inspection is through the application that the DGT itself makes it easier for Spanish drivers.
The app is available for mobile devices. To access it is necessary to use a personal certificate, a Cl@ve PIN or a Cl@ve Permanente.
The miDGT application is used to check the points of our driving license, the vehicles that are in our name and we will even be able to show our license to an agent through the app in case we do not have the identification with us. The myDGT app It is part of DGT 3.0.
Well then, in order to check the expiration date of the ITV within miDGT, we will have to go to the section ‘My Vehicles‘. We will select the vehicle in question and we will get all the technical and administrative information about it, as is the case with the technical sheet. It will be within this section where we see the vehicle’s inspection history and the date on which we have to carry out the procedure again.
The negative point of this application is that we will only be able to consult this if the vehicle is registered in our name. Therefore, if we need to check the date for a family or company vehicle, it is easier consult the sticker or the technical data sheet.
Can I advance the ITV?
If by any chance, the date on which you have to carry out the inspection does not suit you, you should know that you can advance the process 30 days. Of course, the date of the next review will also be brought forward by the same number of days.
Remember that it is possible to advance it, but not delay it. If the Police or the Civil Guard stop us at some point and verify that our ITV is expired, we will not get rid of a 200 euro fine. Therefore, it is convenient to be aware of the expiration date of the technical inspection to be able to pass it at the moment it is due and avoid sanctions.
Will they fine me at the ITV if I go out of date?
If you go to the ITV after the date, the technician who will assign you will not fine you. At most they can charge you a little extra for going out of date. The problem is not the test itself, but driving with the ITV expired, which is what does entail a penalty in case you get caught.