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Call Center
40217777
Toll Free Number
800-3835 800-FUEL

Prepare your Vehicle

Preparation Checks before Inspection
  • Clean off excessive dirt - under chassis areas must be reasonably clean and not sprayed with oil.
  • A.B.S. (anti-skid brake system) - these are not checked for function.
  • Accelerators - must be in a safe working condition to pass the inspection.
  • Additional items - some additions need prior TRAFFIC DEPARTMENT approval before fitting.
  • Air Bags (S.R.S. systems) - these are not checked for function.
  • Amber Beacon Warning lights - must be working for all Trucks & Trailers over 7,000kg GVW see TRAFFIC DEPARTMENT announcement.
  • Batteries - must be safe and securely mounted to pass the inspection.
  • Bodywork - excessive damage to bodywork can fail the LEGAL inspection.
  • Brakes - all brakes must be safe and meet the minimum legal efficiency requirements.
  • Bumpers - excessive damage to bumpers can fail the LEGAL inspection Trucks,Trailer & Buses must have reflective tape on their steel rear bumpers see TRAFFIC DEPARTMENT announcement.
  • Chassis - excessive damage to chassis parts can fail the inspection.
  • Doors - must be in a safe working condition to pass the inspection.
  • Door handles - must be present, complete and in good working condition to pass the inspection. 
  • Drive shafts - must be in a safe working condition to pass the inspection.
  • Electrical wires - must be safe, mounted and insulated to pass the inspection.
  • Engines - must be safe, operate and not drip oil to pass the inspection (modified power outputs may require TRAFFIC DEPARTMENT approval before fitting).
  • Exhaust emissions must meet the minimum legal requirement (CO and HC).
  • Exhaust noise emissions - must meet the LEGAL requirement or O.E.M. specification.

  • Exhaust systems - pipes & silencers must be in a good safe working condition to pass the inspection. (Modified exhausts may require TRAFFIC DEPARTMENT approval before fitting).
  • Fire extinguishers - must be suitable, accessible, mounted and in a good safe condition to pass the inspection. Truck Semi-Trailers require at least one fire extinguisher see TRAFFIC DEPARTMENT announcement.
  • Fuel caps - must be safe, sealed and secure to pass the inspection.
  • Fuel systems - must be safe with no leaks or improper repairs to pass the inspection.
  • Headlights - headlights must be in a safe working condition and not 'dazzle' on coming road users on dip beam.
  • Hoods - must be safe, they should open and close securely to pass the inspection.
  • Horns - must be in good working condition to pass the inspection.
  • License Plates - must be complete and in good readable condition to pass the LEGAL inspection.
  • Lights & Switches - must be effective and in a good safe working condition to pass the inspection (additional LED spot lights may require TRAFFIC DEPARTMENT approval before fitting). 
  • Mirrors - must be effective and in a good safe working condition to pass the inspection.
  • Modifications - all fundamental modifications and alterations must be approved by the TRAFFIC DEPARTMENT.
  • Mud guards - heavy vehicles must have effective wheel housings/mud guarding on the rear wheels.
  • Oil leaks - no leaks that drip excessively are allowed to pass the inspection.
  • Paint - excessive damaged to paintwork can fail the LEGAL inspection (changes of paint colour require TRAFFIC DEPARTMENT approval before painting).
  • Rear Red Reflectors - all vehilces and trailers must have approved rear red reflectors (triangle shaped for trailers)see TRAFFIC DEPARTMENT announcement.
  • Reverse Horn - all commercial vehicles over 3,000kg GVW must have a working reverse horn.
  • Safety belts - all front safety belts must be accessible and in a good safe working condition to pass the inspection (modifications may require TRAFFIC DEPARTMENT approval before fitting).
  • Sand Tires - that have not been approved by the TRAFFIC DEPARTMENT for road use should not be fitted and used on the roads for safety reasons.
  • Seats - must be in a good safe working condition to pass the inspection.
  • Shock absorbers - must be safe and effective to pass the inspection.
  • Side Under-Run Protection - all commercial vehicles over 3,000kg GVW must have approved side 'bumpers' that are fitted with yellow/black reflective tape see TRAFFIC DEPARTMENT annoucement.
  • Spare Tires - are not required or checked for condition but these must be securely mounted where fitted.
  • Steering - must be safe, smooth and without excessive play to pass the inspection (modifications may require TRAFFIC DEPARTMENT approval before fitting).
  • Steering Wheel Covers - must be safe, securely fitted and in good condition without loose or missing parts
  • Sun visors - the driver's side sun visor must be safe and working to pass the inspection.
  • Suspension - must be in a good safe working condition without excessive damage to pass the inspection (modifications may require TRAFFIC DEPARTMENT approval before fitting).
  • Tinted windows - additional tints need TRAFFIC DEPARTMENT approval before fitting.
  • Tires - must all be safe, correct size, construction type without excessive wear or damage to pass the inspection.
  • Transmissions - must be safe, working and not dripping oil to pass the inspection.
  • Vehicle Identification Number - all truck trailers must have a QATAR TRAFFIC DEPARTMENT chassis number and plate that will be marked and fitted at the time of inspection after 01.04.2015.
  • Wheel fixings - nuts, bolts and studs must be present, safe and effective to pass the inspection.
  • Wheels - must be safe, appropriate and without excessive damage to pass the inspection.
  • Windows - all glass must be safe, suitable and without excessive damage to pass the inspection.
  • Wipers - front wipers must clear the water effectively to pass the inspection.

 

 

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