More than 112 Thousand Cars Without RTV Just in this First Quarter

First Report of RTV 2019.

  • 57% passed their first inspection
  • The motorcycles have the highest rate of approvals

Due to the closing of the first quarter, Riteve presented the report about the Vehicular Technical Inspection in which the avoidance is highlighted again.  A total of 112.289 cars that needed to have their VTI done during this first quarter closed the quarter without their inspection approved.

The vehicles with the official call for these months were cars with license plates ending in 1 through 4 as well as the public transport and the transport of hazardous substances with license plates ending in 1 through 4 and from 6 through 9.

From the vehicles that assisted, 57% passed their first inspection. Besides, the motorcycles have the most approval rate in their first inspection (71%), followed by the tourism sector (69%), while the semi trucks have the lowest rate of approval (27%).

The most common causes of rejection were:

  • Excess of polluting emissions
  • Tire weathering
  • Imbalance in the breaks

The most common low faults during this period were:

  • Oil loss
  • Transmission leaks
  • Abnormal tire weathering

Among the positive results we can see that the approval in the first inspection by this moment is very high. However, the quantity of vehicles without their VTI approved is still worrying. It is urgent to take actions to control this avoidance”, commented Jennifer Hidalgo, Chief of Communications and Social Responsibility of Riteve.

At the moment, the official call is for the vehicles with license plates ending in 5 and for the public transport and the transport of hazardous substances ending in 5 and 0. It is important to remember that the VTI can be done since a month previous from the official call according to your license plate.

Also, Riteve offers the services of Volunteering Inspections that can be done at any moment of the year to give an effective maintenance to the vehicles or to get to know for sure the actual state of the vehicles for the purchase or sold of used cars, prior to a long trip or after an accident or a complex repair. The cost is the same as the periodic inspection and you can request the appointment from your mobile phone or computer through the web page www.rtv.co.cr