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 Post subject: Controle technique
PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:04 am 
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Reported elsewhere that as of May it is being tightened up and possibility of cars over 6 years old having to be tested every year, anyone got the definitive answer.


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 Post subject: Re: Controle technique
PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:38 am 
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I heard that New Zealand insists on a CT every 6 months !


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 Post subject: Re: Controle technique
PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:47 am 
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Well that clears it up then. :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Controle technique
PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:07 am 
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Yep, every year and the checklist has practically doubled, so expect a rise in cost too. Good 'ere, innit! 8-|

And yet I see plenty of vehicles on the road that would easily fail. How do they get through?

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 Post subject: Re: Controle technique
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I don't have a problem with CT controls being stricter though I bet it doesn't include some sort of insistance on properly working headlights.
As for the annual check for vehicles over 6 years, neither of us has heard that.


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 Post subject: Re: Controle technique
PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:24 am 
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Bayleaf wrote:
Yep, every year and the checklist has practically doubled, so expect a rise in cost too.
Some fact checking required methinks !

http://www.autovision.fr/les-changements-qui-auront-lieu-en-mai-2018

The CT has always included a check on headlight function and alignment, what happens after that is down to owners ignorance of a problem or simply not bothering fixing it.


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 Post subject: Re: Controle technique
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ErnieY wrote:
The CT has always included a check on headlight function and alignment, what happens after that is down to owners ignorance of a problem or simply not bothering fixing it.

The number of people who drive a one-eyed monster around here is astonishing you'd think they'd realise a headlight wasn't working but as you say, Ernie, either they don't or they can't be bothered to fix it.


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 Post subject: Re: Controle technique
PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:10 am 
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ErnieY wrote:
Bayleaf wrote:
Yep, every year and the checklist has practically doubled, so expect a rise in cost too.
Some fact checking required methinks !

http://www.autovision.fr/les-changements-qui-auront-lieu-en-mai-2018

The CT has always included a check on headlight function and alignment, what happens after that is down to owners ignorance of a problem or simply not bothering fixing it.


Happy to stand corrected. Although I wish they'd make dodgy lights mantatory to be fixed and retested within the two month allowance. It's painful and can be vision impairing to be dazzled by dodgy lights at night. X(

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 Post subject: Re: Controle technique
PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:05 am 
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Not excusing it but it's a fact that on many modern cars headlight bulb replacement is a garage job - and not necessarily a cheap one either - so for many working folk that might mean it taking a couple of weeks to organise getting the job done.

Also a bulb can fail at any time so here's a question for you:

If you were say going out somewhere after dark this evening could you at at this precise instant and with hand on heart swear that ALL of your lights are fully working or honestly say that you would check them ALL before leaving.

You might tag onto that the question of what you would you do if you only realised you had a light out after you had set off ?


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 Post subject: Re: Controle technique
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ErnieY wrote:
Not excusing it but it's a fact that on many modern cars headlight bulb replacement is a garage job - and not necessarily a cheap one either - so for many working folk that might mean it taking a couple of weeks to organise getting the job done.

Also a bulb can fail at any time so here's a question for you:

If you were say going out somewhere after dark this evening could you at at this precise instant and with hand on heart swear that ALL of your lights are fully working or honestly say that you would check them ALL before leaving.


You might tag onto that the question of what you would you do if you only realised you had a light out after you had set off ?


I was amazed that the left dipping headlights on my Saxo were ignored at the CT for 4 years before I changed them for my own convenience because it was easier to see the side of country roads.

Regarding checks. Yes, unequivically. I am paranoid about it and check everything the evening before a journey, and then again before leaving the next morning. :shock:

I am always worried about not being seen at night from behind, and have no less than 9 red lights visible from the rear of the Eriba, and 10 of the newly re-instated Teardrop.

The right hand headlight on the Berlingo was easy, but the left one was a garage job and I happened to catch sight of the mechanic while he was easing the electronics box away from it, with a half metre iron bar. :o :o :o

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 Post subject: Re: Controle technique
PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:14 am 
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ErnieY wrote:
Not excusing it but it's a fact that on many modern cars headlight bulb replacement is a garage job - and not necessarily a cheap one either - so for many working folk that might mean it taking a couple of weeks to organise getting the job done.

Also a bulb can fail at any time so here's a question for you:

If you were say going out somewhere after dark this evening could you at at this precise instant and with hand on heart swear that ALL of your lights are fully working or honestly say that you would check them ALL before leaving.

You might tag onto that the question of what you would you do if you only realised you had a light out after you had set off ?


That's why two months are given to sort jobs out - allowing for getting a car booked in. In answer to your second question, yup. But I was referring to misaligned lights rather than bulbs suddenly gone. Although, more recently it seems that drivers have forgotten the dip switch, until you flash them. :-@ And don't get me started on tailgaters ....

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