When and how often should a PTI inspection be performed

A new car that runs on petrol is required to have its first PTI inspection after 4 years. A new diesel car needs a first PTI inspection after 3 years. After the first PTI inspection, petrol cars must be inspected every 2 years until they are 8 years old. After that they must be inspected every year. Diesel cars must be inspected every year after the first PTI inspection.

Cars 50 years old or older

Cars that are over 50 years old do not require a PTI inspection.

Trailers and PTI

Trailers only require a PTI inspection if the trailer weighs more than 3500 kg.

This page tells you how often and when a vehicle needs to go for a PTI inspection.

If you want to know exactly when your vehicle is due for a PTI inspection, check the PTI date in the RDW registration check. Check PTI date
    • Cars up to 3500 kg.
    • Campers up to 3500 kg.
    • Three-wheel motor vehicles (for example, a trike) from 400 kg to 3500 kg.

    If your vehicle is heavier, look under 'Heavy vehicles'.

    Age Fuel type When is your vehicle due for inspection?
    No more than 30 years old Petrol, alcohol and/or electric First time when the vehicle is 4 years old. After that, two times every 2 years and then every year. Once the vehicle is 8 years old, the vehicle must be PTI approved every year.
    No more than 30 years old Diesel, gas or other (possibly in combination with electric)

    First time when the vehicle is 3 years old. Every year after that. Once the vehicle is 3 years old, it must be inspected every year.

    Vehicle of 30 years or older All types 1 time every 2 years.
    Vehicle of 50 years or older All types PTI inspection no longer required.
  • All fuel types.
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    Age When is your vehicle due for inspection?
    No more than 50 years old First time when the vehicle is 1 year old. Every year after that.
    Vehicle of 50 years or older PTI inspection no longer required.
  • All fuel types.

    Age When is your vehicle due for inspection?
    All ages First time when the vehicle is 1 year old. Every year after that. For taxis: if the last PTI inspection was before the vehicle was approved as a taxi, 1 year after the last PTI date.
  • All fuel types.

    Age When is your vehicle due for inspection?
    No more than 50 years old First time when the vehicle is 4 years old. Every year after that.
    Vehicle of 50 years or older   PTI inspection no longer required. 

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