To ensure that vehicles on our roads are properly maintained, the Singapore Land Transport Authority (LTA) requires all road vehicles in Singapore to go through periodic vehicle inspections.
The purpose of a vehicle inspection is to ensure that vehicles meet roadworthiness and emission standards. This minimises vehicular breakdowns and road accidents due to wear-and-tear, contributing to improved road safety and reduced carbon emissions for a cleaner and safer environment.
What to expect during a vehicle inspection?
A vehicle inspection can tell a lot about the condition of your vehicle. A series of computerised tests to check carbon emissions, brake system efficiency, wheel alignment, steering mechanism, and the noise level of the exhaust system, is administered. This process is fairly quick, taking about 10 minutes.
Upon arriving at the inspection centre:
Step 1: Registration
Upon arrival, an inspector takes over the vehicle, confirms the vehicle’s identity and cruises it through the lane for inspection.
Step 2: Sideslip Test & Brake Test
The inspector measures the wheel alignment over the sideslip tester. Next, the efficiency of the brakes is examined by measuring the break performance and drag force.
Step 3: Emission Test
Exhaust emission tests are performed to ensure the vehicle meets the prevailing emission standards set by the National Environment Agency.
Step 4: Headlight Test, Sound Test and Above Carriage Check
Lighting systems are checked for proper functionality to ensure good driving visibility especially at night. Noise emission is measured to determine if it is within the permissible range. In addition, a complete physical check of the above carriage is conducted to assess items such as the tire condition, engine and chassis numbers, body works and modifications, if any.
Step 5: Under Carriage Check
Screening of vehicle parts and components such as the chassis, exhaust system, suspension system, steering system, as well as leakages are analysed to determine the condition of the vehicle.
Step 6: Issue Test Certificate
A Test Certificate is issued upon passing the inspection and the status report is provided to LTA in real-time to facilitate road tax renewal.
Fast, efficient and convenient service at STA Inspection
While the inspection process is similar, choosing the right vehicle inspection centre can make a difference to your experience. STA Inspection (STAI) is a leading provider of vehicle inspection related services for over 35 years. Managed by a team of professional vehicle inspectors and engineering specialists committed to providing quality customer service, STAI promises a fast, efficient and hassle-free experience.
As an LTA-Authorised Inspection Centre, STAI uses the latest technologies to meet comprehensive requirements of vehicle inspection for all types of land vehicles, including motorcars, motorcycles, taxis, buses, light good vehicles and heavy goods vehicles. Besides vehicle inspections, STAI also offers other vehicle services such as In-Vehicle Unit (IU) Service & Replacement for prospective buyers.
Visit the STA Inspection website for more information: http://www.stai.com.sg.
The STA Inspection Advantage:
24/7 Online Booking System
With the 24/7 Online Booking System, you can book your appointment at your own convenience.
Fully Computerised Testing Equipment and Inspection Systems
A comprehensive, automated test provides more accurate results.
STA Inspection Centres are located at Sin Ming Road and Jalan Boon Lay to serve motorists across Singapore.
Extended Operating Hours
STA Inspection operates from 8:00am to 8:00pm on weekdays, and 8:00am to 5:00pm on Saturdays. It is closed on Sundays and public holidays
Comfortable Waiting Lounge
Enjoy the comfort of an air-conditioned lounge with complimentary Wi-Fi and hot beverages as you wait for your vehicle.
With STA Inspection, you can be assured that your vehicle is in good hands. Head down to any of centres listed below for your next vehicle inspection:
- 302 Sin Ming Road, Singapore 575627, Tel: (65) 6452 1398
- 249 Jalan Boon Lay, Singapore 619523, Tel: (65) 6261 6178
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