Do You Drive Diesel? The Controle Technique Will Be More Severe from July 1st

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The controle technique will be stricter for diesel cars from July 1st

Delayed by six months due to the movement of yellow vests, the strengthening of the anti-pollution test will come into effect from July 1, 2019 for diesel cars. We take stock.

Dirty diesel engine, pay attention to the new controle technique! From Monday 1st July 2019the test of the opacity of the exhaust fumes will be strengthened for vehicles that meet European emission standards Euro 4, Euro 5 and Euro 6. informed mention the V.9 online of the registration card.

This reform, postponed for six months by the executive because of the movement of the yellow jackets, relates in fact that diesel vehicles type-approved from 1st January 2005 (for new types), and from January 2006 (for all new car).

“Every vehicle will now have its regulatory limit”

Until today, the auto centres were sticking to generic values ​​for these anti-pollution tests. “Each vehicle will now have its regulatory limit,” Jérôme Van Weymeersch, technical and quality director at Autosur, told

To find out what the maximum opacity value is allowed for your vehicle, the controller should refer to a label affixed to the engine compartment or to a riveted plate on your vehicle.

A higher cost?

The car centres had to equip themselves with more precise equipment to carry out these new tests . An investment already amortized in most garages, notes Jeremy Van Weymeersch. “If there is an increase in the cost of technical inspection, it should be limited,” he says.

To avoid a counter-visit, he recommends “regular maintenance of the vehicle” and a visit to his mechanic upstream, to anticipate any repairs.

“If the person really has a doubt, it is possible to carry out a regulatory control on the pollution.”

In some areas, as in the Grand-Est, auto centres recorded an increase in attendance a few days before the 1st July.

Renew the checks

For passenger cars, the first technical inspection must be carried out after three and a half to four years after the first entry into service of the vehicle. Then the control is done every two years. It currently has 133 checkpoints.

In May 2018, the rules had changed about including the number of check or checkpoints the introduction of a 3rd level of failure, the critical level (eg defective brake lights).

Increased severity, which should renew the fleet and reduce the proportion of diesel vehicles on our roads. An objective set in motion since the adoption of the energy transition law in 2015.

The Central Technical Organization (Utac) is studying the possibility of controlling fine particles using new tools and methods, in service by 2022.

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