INSPECTIONS IN FINLAND ARE STATUTORY AND MADE BY INSPECTION STATIONS. INSPECTIONS ARE MADE ACCORDING TO LAW, COMMANDMENTS AND EUS DIRECTIVES. (DIRECTIVE 2010/48/EY)
ANNUAL VEHICLE INSPECTION
Annual inspection is a regularly performed inspection in which the vehicle’s condition and information recorded in the register are examined. In addition to examining the vehicle’s condition, the annual inspection verifies that the vehicle is safe for use in traffic and that it does not cause excessive damage to the environment. Annual inspection also monitors the payment of vehicle tax and fees.
Recommended repairs instructed in the inspection are saved in the vehicle data system and printed out on the certificate. Repair recommendations are deleted from the certificate in the following annual inspection, providing that the defects have been repaired.
DETERMINING THE DATE OF ANNUAL VEHICLE INSPECTION
You can check the date of the next scheduled inspection.
- Traficom’s online service (External link) free of charge
- from the inspection certificate
- from the technical section of the registration certificate
During regular inspections carried out at specific intervals on vehicles, the condition of the vehicle is checked and the data entered in the register. In addition, the payment of any taxes and fees related to the vehicle is also checked.
You cannot use a vehicle in traffic if that vehicle has not been inspected during the specified inspection period.
REJECTING IN ANNUAL INSPECTION
The follow-up inspection of a vehicle rejected in annual inspection must be carried out within one month from the inspection. If the follow-up inspection period has expired, a new, complete inspection must be carried out.
The follow-up inspection period (one month) is determined according to the regulations concerning fixed periods. If a vehicle has been presented for annual vehicle inspection e.g. on 28 February, its follow-up inspection period expires on 28 March.
The vehicle cannot be used in traffic (prohibition of use) if it has not been presented for inspection within the determined inspection period, or the use of the vehicle has been prohibited in inspection.
Before a vehicle can have its first registration in Finland, it must undergo a registration inspection or individual approval (except for advance notification vehicles); when its technical data, structure, equipment and condition are checked. At the same time the vehicle’s compliance with Finland’s traffic legislation is checked. The technical data are entered in the Transport Register.
The purpose of alteration inspections is to approve alterations made to vehicles and amend or complete the information in the vehicle register.
The most common prices are listed on the hinnasto-interleaf.
For more information, please contact mari.pellikka(ät)avainasemat.fi