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ITV car testing

ITV car testing

Postby PWB » Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:57 pm

My car has been prepared ready for ITV where I park my car at Alicante Airport, but due to paper work the test has to be done at Torrevieja test station, so I have to take it there myself, when back in Spain next week. Can any one let me know what to expect and if there are any do's and dont's that I need to be a where of before attending the ITV station, I understand you do not have to pre book a time or date, is this correct, any help would be appreciated
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Re: ITV car testing

Postby JohnES » Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:10 pm

The problem with not booking a time is that you might have to wait for an hour or more because of people who have booked can come after you and be tested before you. You probably would not get a time for next week now as it is short notice. I was once told that it was better to go after 2 pm as the queues should be shorter. Make sure you take your original vehicle document with you. If you have not done it before you will have to drive your car into the test station and remain in the car to operate the various lights and switches.
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Re: ITV car testing

Postby Jacquif » Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:02 pm

You need to take your documents to the office at the ITV station, pay your fee and park and wait in the car in the line number you are given. When your licence number is called you drive in to the testing area where the examiner guy/girl is waiting to guide you.
On the last two occasions we have taken our cars the mechanics have actually taken over the testing of the car once we have driven it in to the testing tunnel. We have merely had to wait by the side! If you end up taking part in the test procedure just make sure you know how to open the bonnet, operate lights, including fog lights, indicators and horn etc etc!! I have always found they are very helpful but sometimes you just have to be patient! We have always gone early morning and not had a problem but we recently took our friend's car and we turned up early [07.45] to be given a number in the parking area to present in the office. Our number was in the teens and the office hadn't yet opened!! So, it's difficult to predict the quietest time to go! I'm sure all will go well for you. Best of luck!
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Re: ITV car testing

Postby GLASSMAN » Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:55 am

best to avoid end and beginning of months and Fridays,
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Re: ITV car testing

Postby Gasplumbman » Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:33 am

Ha recently took mine to Pilar Horadada waited best part of 3 hours friend went 2 weeks later straight in its now taking longer because of the different checks hope your lucky,there's a bar next door if you can stand the smoke or has that changed
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Re: ITV car testing

Postby Martin the artist » Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:05 am

Go to San Bartolomé ITV station - near Vega Baja hospital on Orihuela road - during siesta time and you won't have to wait so long.
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Re: ITV car testing

Postby MikeT » Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:35 pm

Could some kind person post the link for booking ITVs
Thanks
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Re: ITV car testing

Postby Martin the artist » Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:36 pm

I didn't bother to book for San Bartolome, but here's the site to book - in English too!
https://www.applusiteuve.com/en/
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Re: ITV car testing

Postby PGA » Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:59 pm

Great info thanks Martin
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