Important to stay legal - what is the EC type approval?

EC type approval tuning

You can only use your vehicle on the road if you comply with all regulations when tuning. You must have the TÜV check whether the measures taken comply with the regulations and whether the car complies with all standard guidelines. You will only receive the EC type approval if there are no complaints. This ensures that the car is roadworthy and does not pose a danger to other road users, which is why the EC type approval increases road safety. There are differences in EC type approval that you need to be aware of.

There are EC type approvals for type vehicles, individual vehicles and vehicle parts. The EC type approval is unlimited in time, but there are special regulations through which the EC type approval can be revoked. Changes that do not comply with the prescribed regulations are the main reason. The EC type approval is a national measure. There are regulations in the EU that ensure that you can move your car throughout Europe without any problems.

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The different types of EC type-approval

In the case of individual approval, the authorities confirm that a car, a specific part, a system or a technical device complies with the prescribed rules. This gives these components, in the sense of the Road Traffic Act, a approval, which is why you can use these components without hesitation. Another variant of the EC type approval is the certificate of conformity. The manufacturer guarantees that the system, the unit or another component complies with all legal requirements and is therefore permitted to be installed.

For you as a user, the risk of the TÜV refusing an operating license is therefore reduced. If this is the case, then the producer is liable for this, which is why you can take legal action against them. Data confirmation is also a possibility that you need to know. The producer ensures that the entire car complies with all guideline and limit values, which is why the sale of a specific model is allowed. The values ​​during production and in the development phase are compared with those prescribed by the authorities.

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Still other aspects of EC type-approvals

So you need to find out what a General operating permit (ABE) is. If a group wants to place a certain model on the market as a series, it must obtain this type of EC type approval. If it is granted, this confirms that all vehicles in this series meet the guidelines and that you, as an interested party, can buy the vehicle without hesitation. the Individual operating permit (EBE) issued by the competent vehicle registration office. This only refers to a special car that comes from abroad, for example, and does not yet have an EC type approval.

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