The Vehicle Testing Center (VTC) was founded at Palestine Polytechnic University at the end of 1997 according to the agreement signed by the PPU and the Ministry of Transportation (MOT) at the Palestinian National Authority. According to this agreement, the VTC has become the accredited vehicle testing center, approved as a consultant authority to the MOT. It is the only center authorized to carry out all technical and engineering tests for the vehicles and making changes in the vehicle’s basic structure and mandatory tests for all imported vehicles. Such tests were all done in the Israeli laboratories and testing centers before the establishment of this Center.
The Center employs a number of engineers and technicians specialized in automobiles. Most of the Center employees have been send to short-term training courses to be able to work on the latest equipment imported and installed in the Center. Examples of these tests are testing the basic framework, the thickness of the paint layer, engine-testing devices and all its electronic systems. Furthermore, the center is continuously provided w ith the latest equipment and devices as well as enhancing its employees technical abilities and skills.
The tests are conducted in the center to ensure the compliance of the vehicles and the amendments with the global specifications, especially the European, local and regional specifications approved off by the Ministry of Transportation
The VTC also provides various services to the citizens in all the West Bank districts and the various licensing departments transfer the vehicles to be inspected by the Center. Also, the center tests any vehicle at the request of its owners for the purpose of selling, buying or otherwise. Testing is not intended only to renew the annual licence (Dynamometer), but it also tests the basic structure of the vehicles whose owners installed special devices for different purposes or vehicles that have been involved in serious car accidents, in addition to vehicles requested by the Licence Authority. For example, the private vehicles are required to be tested at the Center in any of the following cases:
- Testing suspected vehicles for forgery and falsification of chassis’s numbers.
- Testing vehicles involved in car accidents.
- Testing the installation of special devices such as towing brackets, mechanical auxiliary devices for disabled vehicles driving, and coupled devices.
- Testing the commercial vehicles and trucks includes all the above mentioned cases as well as other cases related to installing additional devices or making changes to the vehicle structure and using it such as installing or changing boxes (flip, open, closed, cooling, moving ..etc.) or installing special boxes especially in liquid containers, ready-made concrete, transport containers, waste containers ..etc. Also, testing is required when installing or changing special equipment mounted on the vehicle such as towing brackets, hydraulic winches for self loading and unloading, hydraulic doors, towing and recue devices as well as manufacturing local towing devices.
The fees charged for testing a vehicle is about third of what the vehicle owners paid to the Israeli testing centers.
The VTC has a great credibility among the public and the official departments, so the number of private vehicles tested at the request of their owners has increased. This ensures reliability, giving the buyer and the seller a complete picture of the vehicle situation which, in turn, facilitates the buying and selling process.
Contact us :
VEHICLES TESTING CENTER
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