Vehicle type Date first registered Fuel type When should your vehicle be inspected?

Passenger cars (with an unladen weight of up to and including 3,500 kg) and light commercial vehicles (with a maximum permitted mass of up to and including 3,500 kg)

Three-wheel motor vehicles above 400 kg and with a unladen weight of up to and including 3,500 kg.

After 1 January 2005 Petrol, alcohol and/or electric engine First PTI after 4 years (before PTI expiry date), and then twice after 2 years (before PTI expiry date), and then every year (before PTI expiry date)
After 1 January 2005 Diesel, gas or other (possibly in combination with electric) First PTI after 3 years (before PTI expiry date), and then every year (before PTI expiry date)
Before 1 January 2005, vehicle not more than 30 years old All types First PTI after 3 years (before PTI expiry date), and then every year (before PTI expiry date)
Vehicle of 30 years or older All types Once every 2 years (before PTI expiry date)
Before 1 January 1960 All types No PTI obligation
Heavy vehicles (above 3,500 kg) After 1 January 1960 All types PTI every year (before expiry date)
Before 1 January 1960 All types No PTI obligation
Special vehicles (taxis, ambulances, buses, vehicles carrying hazardous substances) All licensing dates All types PTI every year