Vehicles have to go for regular inspections to make sure they remain roadworthy.

At a glance

Understanding Periodic Vehicle Inspection

The frequency of periodic inspections depends on the type and age of your vehicle.

 

Getting your vehicle inspected

See the list of items checked at a regular inspection.

 

You can send your vehicle for inspection at any LTA-Authorised Inspection Centre (AIC).

 

If your vehicle is due for inspection, you do not need to wait for LTA’s inspection notice to bring your vehicle for inspection.

 

If your vehicle is found to have illegal modifications, it will be more frequently inspected under the Enhanced Inspection Regime (EIR).

 

To get your In-vehicle Unit (IU) inspected, visit an Authorised IU Service Centre.

 

Understanding Periodic Vehicle Inspection


The periodic vehicle inspection regime ensures that vehicle owners maintain their vehicles regularly to meet roadworthiness and emission standards, thus minimising vehicular breakdowns and road accidents. The frequency of inspection depends on the type and age of your vehicle.

When your vehicle is due for inspection, you will receive an inspection notice from LTA within 3 months before your vehicle’s inspection due date. If your vehicle is due for inspection, you need not produce the LTA’s inspection notice to have it inspected.


Vehicle inspection frequency

Type of vehicle

Age of vehicle

Below 3 years

3 to 10 years

>10 years

Motorcycle/ Scooter

Nil

Annually

Annually

Car

Nil

Every 2 years

Annually

Tuition car

Annually

Annually

Annually

Taxi*

6-monthly

6-monthly

N.A.

Omnibus*

6-monthly

6-monthly

6-monthly

All Other Buses*

Annually

Annually

6-monthly

Goods Vehicle

Annually

Annually

6-monthly

Trailer

Annually

Annually

Annually


*Taxis and buses installed with compressed natural gas (CNG) or bi-fuel CNG systems must have their systems checked every 3 months.


Getting your vehicle inspected


During periodic inspections, these will be checked.

Inspection checklist

Structural integrity

The condition of the core structure of the chassis frame

Wheel system

The operating condition of the tyres, suspension, shock absorber, wheel bearing, and the alignment of wheels

Braking system

The braking efficiency of both service and parking brakes

Steering system

The vehicle’s drive shafts and steering system which would affect the vehicle’s directional stability

Condition of the vehicle’s body

The vehicle’s body, seat belts, windscreen, door latch and hinges, and other key components

Visual & Indication system

Vehicle’s headlamps, reflectors, rear view mirror, direction indicators, windscreen wipers, horn, etc

Propulsion system

The vehicle’s exhaust system, to ensure that the emissions and noise levels meet the prevailing standards set by the National Environment Agency

 


You can bring your vehicle to any LTA-Authorised Inspection Centre (AIC) for the periodic inspection. 
 

STA Inspection Centres

VICOM Inspection Centres

 

Enhanced Inspection Regime (EIR)


If your vehicle is found with an illegally modified engine or exhaust system more than once, it will require more frequent inspections under the Enhanced Inspection Regime (EIR). The frequency is higher for repeat offenders. 

Announcement Shout-out

To avoid fines and the hassle of having your vehicle inspected more frequently, avoid modifying your vehicle illegally to ensure the safety of our roads.


Learn more about vehicle modifications

Illegal modification of engine or exhaust system

Enhanced Inspection Regime

Second-time offender

Vehicle has to be inspected every 6 months for 2 years

Third-time and more frequent offender

Vehicle has to be inspected every 3 months for 2 years

 

 

In-vehicle Unit (IU) inspection


For IU-related issues, visit an Authorised IU Service Centre. Check with the centres directly for their operating hours. 

AICs

Other Appointed Centres