Preparation for the motor vehicle inspection

It's essential to ensure your vehicle is well prepared for its periodic inspection.

We thoroughly check your vehicle to get it ready for the MVI. If we find anything wrong, we'll put together a quote for you and discuss it together.


What to do when your vehicle is called in for its motor vehicle inspection?

Arrange an appointment

Contact your AMAG garage right away.

MVI preparation

We'll check your vehicle and, after consulting with you, remedy any faults we find.


We'll happily present your vehicle to the driver and vehicle licensing office for you if you like.

It is a legal requirement to take your vehicle to the relevant driver and vehicle licensing office for its MVI firstly after five years, then again after another three years and thereafter every two years. There may be a delay of some months before your vehicle is called in for its MVI, depending on the canton.              

When the time comes, our professional team is there for you and will get your vehicle ready for the MVI – because good preparation of your vehicle for this periodic inspection is essential. 

The preparation for the motor vehicle inspection includes the following:

MVI cleaning

Engine and chassis cleaning, machine wash on the outside

Wheels, suspension, steering

Correct tyres, clearance, condition of rubbers, bellows, etc.

Engine, power transmission

Leak-tightness, performance, noise


Brake dynamometer test, visual inspection

Bodywork, including glass

Condition, clearance, rust, damage, etc.

Electrical system, lighting

Performance, settings

Security systems

Belts, airbags, etc.

Documents, identification

Number plates, vehicle documents, supplementary sheets, chassis number


Commercial vehicles

Loading of commercial vehicles

Driver and vehicle licensing office

Presentation of the vehicle at the driver and vehicle licensing office

Particulate filter measurement

Particulate filter measurement for diesel vehicles


If we find anything wrong, we'll put together a quote for you and discuss what comes next with you.

Arrange an appointment as soon as the driver and vehicle licensing office calls in your vehicle and we'll check it to get it ready for the MVI

Diesel particulate filter check

Reliable functioning of the diesel particulate filter has been checked in addition to road safety as part of the mandatory motor vehicle inspection (MVI) since 1 January 2023.

By having your diesel particulate filter checked by us beforehand, you can get a reliable indication of its condition and find out whether any repairs are needed ahead of the MVI. This avoids any unpleasant surprises when your vehicle undergoes its mandatory inspection.


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