Warning - now comes dry theory! A parts approval is required for vehicle parts by their installation (attachment) the approval of the vehicle can go out. The approval can be through a Teilegutachten be obtained. It is necessary for parts that technically form a unit that can be treated in the process. INFO: A Material report and a parts certificate assess different areas. A material report ONLY says something about the material used and its behavior. It is cannot intended for registration! And with the so-called report the predecessor of the parts approval is described. A test report can usually no longer be used for registration.
What is a part approval?
This means the operating permit for vehicle parts. It can be in the form of EC type-approval, the EEC type approval, the EEC type approval and in the form of supranational approvals like the ECE Regulation available. Parts approvals for vehicle parts are issued by state authorities, in Germany the KBA (Federal Motor Vehicle Office) true this task. In individual cases, they may be preceded by a partial report prepared by state-recognized technical services or testing centers accredited by the KBA. These are recognized in Germany, among others, TÜV, DEKRA, GTÜ, KÜS or similar organizations. A parts certificate may only be issued if the vehicle part comes from a manufacturer who can demonstrate a quality system. The parts certificate must state the area of use of the parts.
The parts report
The parts report determines the compliance of the vehicle part. The report mentions cultivation regulations, conditions and restrictions. Also there are indications for the modification acceptance according to § 19 StVZO, which is carried out after installation. The parts certificate is necessary if
- the approved type of vehicle changes according to the type approval by the installation or extension,
- the part could cause a hazard or
- the part that changes exhaust and / or noise emissions.
The parts approval may be referred to as ABG (Official Type Approval) or ABE (General operating permit), then no entry in the registration certificate is required. However, the driver must carry the ABG or ABE with him and show it on request. Also test marks do not require registration. It will mostly be the ECE mark. At present, the following test marks are still available:
ABE or parts certificate? What is the difference? We have also dealt with this topic. You can find everything HERE.
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