After the reopening, the technical inspection stations of vehicles are receiving an avalanche of drivers, so it is not easy to find a free space. But, What happens if you do not get an appointment for the ITV?
When the state of alarm was decreed, the Government suspended the administrative deadlines and the technical inspection centers were closed, so that if the ITV of your car has expired during the confinement, you still have some margin to pass it without risk of being fined .
Since last May 21, all vehicle technical inspection stations have reopened, and with the arrival of the de-escalation, drivers want to pass the ITV as soon as possible to avoid possible fines. Considering that in phase 1 you can only go by appointment, getting a free slot has become practically an impossible mission.
Now, if the ITV of your car has expired during the confinement, what is the margin you have to spend it? In order that this procedure can be passed in a staggered manner and avoid crowds at the stations, the Government has regulated the extension of the extension of the validity of the ITV through a ministerial order published in the BOE on May 16.
By virtue of this ministerial order, the extension of validity of the ITV depends on the date on which it has expired, according to the following table:
|Initial inspection date||Extension period (calendar days)|
|Week 1: March 14-20||30 days + 15 days = 45 days|
|Week 2: March 21-27||30 days + 2 periods of 15 days = 60 days|
|Week 3: March 28 to April 3||30 days + 3 15-day periods = 75 days|
|Week 4: April 4-10||30 days + 4 periods of 15 days = 90 days|
|Week 5: April 11-17||30 days + 5 periods of 15 days = 105 days|
|Week 6: April 18-24||30 days + 6 periods of 15 days = 120 days|
|Week 7: April 25 to May 1||30 days + 7 periods of 15 days = 135 days|
|Week 8: May 2-8||30 days + 8 periods of 15 days = 150 days|
|Week 9: May 9-15||30 days + 9 15-day periods = 165 days|
|Week 10: May 16-22||30 days + 10 15-day periods = 180 days|
|Week n||30 days + n 15-day periods|
In this way, if for example your ITV expired on May 19, its validity will be extended 180 calendar days, so that you have enough margin to pass it. So you have a longer period to find an appointment without problems.
But what if the extension of your car’s ITV ends and you have not been able to get an appointment? If you circulate with the expired ITV, you are exposed to a fine of 200 euros and that your vehicle is immobilized.