The vehicles must pass periodically the well-known ITV (Technical Vehicle Inspection) in Spain, or MOT, to ensure that they comply with the regulations in terms of road safety and environmental protection. Since we are aware that it is a mandatory inspection, our main premises are speed, quality in service and hospitality. That’s why the ITV La Hoya team has a clear mission: to make ITV a pleasant place.

Types of vehicles for periodic roadworthiness tests

MOT for passenger cars in Spain

Passenger cars

Know some important details and recommendations before passing the regular inspection of your car.
MOT for trucks in Spain


Periodicity, elements that are inspected and some tips for the Spanish MOT of your truck.
MOT for motorcycles and mopeds

Motorcycles and mopeds

Discover the differences and similarities between the technical inspection of a motorcycle and a moped.
MOT for buses in Spain


Find out about the peculiarities of the regular inspection for buses and tips before passing it.
Inspección técnica de Vehículos Mixtos

Mixed vehicles

Inspección técnica de remolques


Inspección técnica de quad


Inspección técnica de vehículos Agrícolas

Agricultural vehicles

Inspección técnica de Vehículos de Obras y Servicios

Vehicles for works and services

The periodic technical inspection process at the ITV (MOT)

In response to the recurring question of “What do you see in the ITV/MOT?” we have compiled a summary list of the key elements to be inspected.

Present the documentation

When you arrive at our ITV station, you must approach the receiving office for the delivery of the necessary documentation to pass the inspection. You must carry the data sheet and the registration card. We also check that the insurance is in force. If all is correct, you will need to move the vehicle to the inspection area.

First of all, your comfort

When we say that ITV La Hoya is not just another ITV, we don’t just say it. Our staff will welcome you and offer you a coffee and a bottle of water. If you wish, you can request that a technician pass the ITV for you, and you will only have to wait in our waiting room enabled for that.

Vehicle check

The first thing we do is check the vehicle’s registration papers, the registration number and the existence of the chassis number, to verify that it matches the documentation.

Gas emission test

After a previous check of the engine, to ensure that everything is in perfect condition and at the right temperature, the gas test is carried out, a measurement of the levels of emission of CO2.

Vehicle exterior, body and chassis

The main exterior elements of the vehicle are reviewed. In this check, we must ensure the good condition of windows, windows, windshield wipers, mirrors and car doors, as well as the general condition of the body.

Inspection of the passenger compartment or interior of the vehicle

As important is the exterior as the interior of the vehicle. Therefore, important elements forming part of the carrier should be reviewed whenever possible, such as seats, seat belts, airbags and luminous pilots or instrument cluster tell-tales.

Tyres and braking system

It is also part of the external inspection, but we place particular emphasis on tyres, as they are a fundamental part of road safety. The depth of the design, the wear, the pressure, its general condition (if there are notches, cracks, etc.), the condition of the rims and the approval of the tyres are checked.

Closely related is the braking system, which we check with the help of the brake tester, to check if the brakes are working correctly.

Lighting and signalling lights

The vehicle lighting system is checked for good condition. Position, road and fog lamps must work correctly and be well aligned. In the same way, it must be verified that the light signalling elements, such as turn signals and brake lights, work perfectly.

The revision of the lights is one of the critical points in the ITV, which is why many inspections give an unfavourable result. Don’t let them slip away.

Pit and play detector plates

Finally, the vehicle is inspected in the pit. In this review, we will be able to check elements under the car, such as axles, brakes and brake pads, steering, suspension, oil losses, etc.

In addition, with the clearance detection plates we can make a simulation of movements that occur with the vehicle in motion. This allows us to see the steering and suspension systems in action.

End of inspection and result

When the entire inspection process is completed, we will give you the result of the inspection and you will obtain the report and sticker of the ITV, in case it has been favorable.

If some defects are detected and the result is not favorable, our technicians will explain what they are and the necessary repairs before passing it again.

Inspección a vehículos pesados

Clear inspection approach towards heavy duty vehicles

We have a specialized inspection line on heavy-tonnage vehicles and tractor-trailer assemblies. The availability of on-line inspection equipment and the procedures in place may double the normal capacity.

In addition, we have another Universal inspection line, meaning that both heavy and light vehicles can pass. Thanks to it we can inspect more heavy or semi-heavy vehicles, alleviating the waiting for such vehicles at times of maximum influx.

The third line is exclusively for light vehicles, motorcycles and mopeds. We have optimized inspection procedures and phases to eliminate downtime and increase efficiency.