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        These are the vehicle parts that will be assessed by the new MVIS

        For both cars and motorcycles
        by Aris Ilagan Aug 25, 2020
        PHOTO: Aris Ilagan

        Recently, Top Bikes Philippines wrote about the list of requirements needed in the step-by-step process car owners can expect when they submit their units for inspection and testing at the new Private Motor Vehicle Inspection Centers (PMVIC).

        At least 32 newly constructed PMVICs will soon be operational after the Land Transportation Office (LTO) releases the official implementing rules and regulations (IRR) for their operations. Twenty six of these PMVICs are located in Metro Manila.

        Targeting a full-complement of 138 PMVICs stationed in different parts of the country, the opening of these modern facilities will result in the closure of around 1,000 Private Emission Testing Centers.

        We can only imagine the pandemonium this can trigger during the transition period so we are here to help inform the motoring community on what’s going to happen soon.

        From just a single process  (emission testing), the new process involves at least 62 vehicle parts that will undergo ocular and computer testing at any PMVIC facility.

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        We suspect it’s been a long time since you’ve seen a comprehensive list of vehicle components that need to be inspected. Even if just one of these parts do not pass the standards set by the LTO, it means forfeiting the P1,800 and P600 testing fee for cars and motorcycles, respectively—unless the LTO makes last-minute changes in the IRR.

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        To give the motorists enough time to prepare their vehicles, we list the parts that need to be in good shape in order to pass this new process. Read on:

        Above Carriage:

        1) Body appearance

        2) Chassis

        3) Engine

        4) Handlebars (motorbikes)

        5) Wiper/washer

        6) Windshield/window glass (no cracks, leaks)

        7) Headlights (illumination, proper beam level)

        8) Signal lights (front)

        9) Signal lights (rear)

        10) Parking lights (front)

        11) Parking lights (rear)

        12) Brake lights

        13) Reverse lights

        14) Clearance lights

        15) Number plate/lights

        16) Hazard lights

        17) Reflectors lights

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        18) Interior lights

        19) Top light (taxi units)

        20) Seatbelts

        21) Horn

        22) Door/hinges

        23) Floorboard

        24) Side mirrors/rearview mirror

        25) Clutch system

        26) Brake system

        27) Driver’s/passengers’ seat

        28) Steering

        29) Tires/wheels (includes camber/alignment)

        30) Wheel bolts/nuts

        31) Fuel tank/cap

        32) Panel gauges

        Under chassis:

        1) Radiator

        2) Engine bracket/mounting

        3) Engine oil leakage

        4) Transmission oil leakage

        5) Steering ball joints

        6) Steering fluid leakages/gearbox mounting

        7) Steering idler/sector shaft

        8) Front shackle eyes/pins/bushes

        9) Rear shackle eyes/pins/bushes

        10) Stabilizers/bushes

        11) Kingpins and bearings

        12) Front suspension joints/bushes

        13) Rear suspension joints/bushes

        14) Rear linkages

        15) Brake hoses/pipes/cylinders

        16) Fuel hoses/pipes

        17) Spring U bolts/nuts

        18) Spring clips

        19) Shock absorbers

        20) Driveshaft bolts/nuts

        21) Differential oil leakage

        22) Propeller shaft coupling

        23) Exhaust pipes and silencer (noise level and leakages)

        24) Chassis frame

        25) Chassis cross-member

        26) Body floorboard

        27) Power steering

        28) Parking brake wire

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        29) Mobile air conditioner (MAC)

        Others: Early warning device, body color, speedometer calibration


        This is quite a long list, right? But you better take this seriously because the test results will find its way to the LTO data bank since the PMVIC’s computer system is linked to the agency on a real-time basis. 


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        PHOTO: Aris Ilagan

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