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PASSENGER CAR

Roadworthiness tests for passenger cars and trucks up to 3.5t groww weight are compulsory and must be carried out according to the following categories:

Passenger Cars and Trucks up to 3.5t gross weight: every 4 years from the date of initial registration of the vehicle (initial test) and then every 2 years from the date of the previous roadworthiness test (periodic test).

Taxi: every 1 year from the date of initial registration of the vehicle (initial test) and thereafter every year from the date of the previous roadworthiness test (periodic test).

Training vehicles: every 1 year from the date of initial registration of the vehicle (initial test) and thereafter every year from the date of the previous roadworthiness test (periodic test).

Ambulance: every 1 year from the date of initial registration of the vehicle (initial test) and thereafter every year from the date of the previous roadworthiness test (periodic test).

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Roadworthiness test procedure for passenger cars

The roadworthiness test procedure for passenger cars and trucks up to 3.5 t.
is carried out in accordance with Ministerial Decision 12078/1343 of 03.03.2004.

Roadworthiness test stages

You can schedule your appointment at the private ΚΤΕΟ center with a phone call, on the date and time of your choice.

  • You come to the private ΚΤΕΟ center at the time of your appointment
  • You hand over the necessary documents for handling
  • You wait at the waiting room till the completion of the test
  • The inspector informs you on the test results and hands you over the Roadworthiness Certificate together with the documents
  • The inspector attaches the Special Roadworthiness sticker to the registration plate and you are ready.

Emission testing – Visual inspection

The following are checked:

  1. Vehicle Identification (Registration plate, Chassis Number, Engine Number according to the Registration Certificate)
  2. The vehicle externally (visually)
  3. Gas emissions

Automated vehicle inspection line

The following are checked:

  1. Convergence – divergence of wheels
  2. Suspension system performance
  3. Brake and parking system performance
  4. Lights as regards their brightness and inclination – Operation in general

Visual inspection over a pit

The following are checked:

  1. Steering system
  2. Transmission system
  3. Axles – wheels- tires – suspension
  4. Brake discs
  5. Hoses – lines of the braking system
  6. Lower body panels (corrosion)
  7. Exhaust

Once the inspection has been completed, the roadworthiness certificate is issued and the relevant sticker is attached to the registration plate.

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Documents needed for the roadworthiness test

MAIN DOCUMENTS NEEDED

The main documents needed during vehicle testing are the following:

  1. Vehicle registration certificate
  2. Previous Roadworthiness Certificate
  3. Identity card or passport or driving license of the person who brings the vehicle for testing 

 

ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS NEEDED FOR SPECIAL VEHICLE CATEGORIES

The following additional documents are needed for special vehicle categories:

Training vehicles

  1. Driving school license (except for the initial roadworthiness test)
  2. Certificate by the Mechanic for the proper installation and operation of dual control pedals (only for the initial roadworthiness test)

Passenger cars for public use (Taxi)

  1. RadioFrequency Identification Certificate (RFID tag) (Taxi drivers’ Union)
  2. Radio Taxi Membership license authorized to use radiofrequency transmitter-receiver (cb)
  3. Taximeter certificate (unless there is a special approval sticker on the taximeter)

Vehicles to be registered (without registration plates)

  1. Customs Registration Certificate
  2. Registration certificate from the country to which the vehicle is imported
  3. Certificate by the Ο.D.D.Υ. (Public Material Management Organisation) (if it is a vehicle sold off by the ODDY.)

* A declaration of the competent mechanic is required both for vehicles converted to LPG as well as for those to CNG (the date of inspection should not exceed one month).

Fines for late testing

Fines imposed for late roadworthiness testing are set in accordance with Ministerial Decision No. 8913/1089, O.G.501Β 05.03.2013.

To find out about the fines for late testing click here

Testing Intervals for the Exhaust Emissions Test Card (ΚΕΚ card)

Below you can see the frequency of testing for the issuance of a Κ.Ε.Κ. Card for the following vehicle categories:

  • Private Passenger Car: 1 year after the date it was first purchased as new vehicle and thereafter every year.
  • Public Passenger Car: 6 months after the date it was first purchased as new vehicle and thereafter every 6 months.
  • Training Car: 1 year after the date it was first purchased as new vehicle and thereafter every year.
  • Ambulance:1 year after the date it was first purchased as new vehicle and thereafter every year.
  • Hearse: 1 year after the date it was first purchased as new vehicle and thereafter every year.
  • Campervan:1 year after the date it was first purchased as new vehicle and thereafter every year.
  • Truck up to 3.5 t. gross weight: 1 year after the date it was first purchased as new vehicle and thereafter every year.

 

* The roadworthiness certificate (ΚΤΕΟ) also serves as an Exhaust Emissions Test Card (ΚΕΚ card) for the above mentioned intervals (Law 3897/2010, O.G. 208Α).

**The initial fine for circulation without a valid KEK card is between 35 € and 200 €, depending on the emitted pollutants identified by the mobile inspection team. Furthermore, the valid KEK card may be cancelled if the indicated values are not verified.

Voluntary inspection

Voluntary inspection is usually carried out in order to evaluate the condition of a vehicle, before buying a second-hand car or after having it repaired at a garage. Voluntary inspection is independent of and does not substitute the roadworthiness test (KTEO) provided for by the legislation in force. According to the law, voluntary inspection may be carried out only on vehicles for which a valid roadworthiness certificate was issued (if 4 years have passed from the date of purchase as new vehicles). If such a certificate is not issued, then a roadworthiness test must be carried out and the relevant roadworthiness certificate must be issued. Obviously, vehicles with foreign registration plates or vehicles for which no roadworthiness test is required (for example vehicles that are less than 4 years old), may undergo voluntary inspection.

 

Documents required for voluntary inspection:

 -Vehicles with Greek registration plates

  • Registration certificate
  • Identity card or passport or driving license of the person who brings the vehicle for testing
  • Valid roadworthiness certificate (if the vehicle is required to be inspected)

 -Vehicles with foreign registration plates

  • Registration certificate
  • Identity card or passport or driving license of the person who brings the vehicle for testing

** No special sticker is attached to the vehicle registration plate.

Special inspections regarding LPG & CNG conversions

In order to carry out inspections on the conversion of vehicles to run on compressed natural gas (CNG), the following documents are needed:

  1. Declaration of the installer
  2. Certificate of the electronic control unit production plant
  3. Certificate of the pressure-reducing valve production plant (if there is such a component)
  4. Certificate for the proper functioning of natural gas conversion kit with oxygen sensor (on a vehicle with adjustable catalytic converter)
  5. Valid roadworthiness certificate (if it is required)
  6. Originals of CNG system purchase and installation documents

 

In order to carry out inspections on the conversion of vehicles to run on Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), the following documents are needed:

  1. Declaration of the installer.
  2. Authenticated copy of the foreign certificate of conformity. If it is a catalytic vehicle with lamda sensor, the installation diagram is also required.
  3. Authenticated copy of the certificate of conformity translated in Greek.
  4. Valid roadworthiness certificate (if it is required).
  5. Originals of LPG system purchase and installation documents.