Get your car ready now to avoid stressing yourself out.
Soon, the Land Transportation Office (LTO) will be stepping up its game when it comes to vehicle inspection. The new process is called the Motor Vehicle Inspection System (MVIS), and it replaces the old and outdated system for motor vehicle registration.
In order to successfully implement this new system, the LTO will be accrediting several private motor vehicle inspection centers (PMVIC). About 138 PMVICs will be opened in the Philippines as a whole, and once the implementing rules and regulations for the aforementioned will be released these will begin operations.
The LTO together with DOTr already held a demo for the MVIS in 2018
Note also that once PMVICs are up and running, the private emissions testing centers (PETC) spread around the country will be shut down. The MVIS however requires an emission test in one of its steps. As such, it isn’t far of a stretch that some PETCs will be converted to PMVICs sometime in the near future.
As with moving on to a new process, improved or otherwise, there will be birthing pains. So in order to prepare yourself, here’s a list of all the parts of a motor vehicle that the PMVICs will inspect.
This kind of motor vehicle inspection has been around in other countries for years now
Before viewing the list below, do note that the inspection fee will cost Php 1,800 for cars. As of now, at least according to the current implementing rules and regulations (IRR), the fee will become forfeit even if a single part does not meet the standards set by the LTO. Do note though that concerned agencies are still smoothing out the IRR, so expect some changes to the MVIS process.
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Underchassis Parts to be checked in the MVIS:
- Chassis frame (structural rigidity, rust, etc)
- Engine (for oil leaks)
- Driveshaft bolt
- Transmission oil (for leaks)
- Differential Oil (for leaks)
- Parking brake wire
- Fuel hoses and pipes
- Steering linkages and gearbox mounting
- Steering Ball joints
- Condition of Power steering system
- Condition of radiator
- Spring bolts and nuts
- Shock absorbers
- Exhaust pipe
- Propeller Shaft couplings
- Brake hoses
- Front and rear shackle eyes, pins, and bushes
- Spring clips
- Brake hoses, pipes, and cylinders
- Steering idler/section shaft
- Stabilizer and bushes
- Engine mounting
- King pins and bearings
Above carriage parts to be inspected in the MVIS:
- Identity (plates, stickers, make and model), construction
- Dimensions (for rebuilt and locally assembled vehicles)
- Windshield and window glass condition
- Emergency warning device
- Car horn
- Mobile air-conditioning system
- Floor boards
- Fuel tank and fuel tank cap
- Appearance of car body
- Tire and wheel condition
- Seat belts
- Driver and passenger’s seats
- Door and door hinges
- Steering Wheel
- Rearview mirror and side mirror
- Clutch system
- Braking system and parking brake
For more updates on the LTO MVIS, keep reading here on Philkotse.com.