MOBILE STATION 4 INSPECTION LOCATION: Dukhan: 3-4, 17-18 May 2017 & 4-5, 18-19 June 2017 * Al Ruwais: 10-11, 24-25 May 2017 & 11-12, 25-26 June 2017 * Shahaniya: 7-9, 21-23 May 2017 & 6-8, 20-22 June 2017

Preparing Your Vehicle

Customers that follow our advice have 70% fewer failures and a safer car!
Please help yourself avoid unnecessary disappointment by preparing your car prior to the inspection. 
FAHES always recommend you only use a competent experienced professional with the appropriate skills to carry out any preparation or repairs to maintain your cars designed safety features.


What to bring to the Inspection

  • The vehicle,
  • Registration card/appropriate documents
  • Appropriate fee card payments only (Cash payments are being phased out in Q3 2016)
  • Please dress appropriately with respect for Qatari culture when going to any Traffic Department office or counter (shorts are not considered appropriate at the Traffic Department)
Note: If the vehicle has an under test plate the person who has received the number plate under his name or under his sponsorship can register the vehicle for inspection with the valid under test license plate issued receipt.

Above an example 'istamara' registration card

 Preparation Checks before Inspection

  • Remove all valuables - please remove all valuable items and insecure loads from the vehicle
  • 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 (service) - 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
  • 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 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 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 condition to pass the legal inspection
  • Lights - switches & lights 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)
  • Park brakes - must meet the minimum efficiency requirement to pass the inspection
  • 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