MOBILE STATION 4 INSPECTION LOCATION: Dukhan: 3-4, 17-18 May 2017 & 4-5, 18-19 June 2017 * Al Ruwais: 10-11, 24-25 May 2017 & 11-12, 25-26 June 2017 * Shahaniya: 7-9, 21-23 May 2017 & 6-8, 20-22 June 2017

Inspection Service

WHY DOES A VEHICLE NEED AN INSPECTION?

The inspection is a mandatory requirement in the State of Qatar, all caring countries with a motorized population have policies to protect their citizen and residents from the dangers that unfortunately arise from motor vehicle use, an important part of this commitment to protect the public in the State of Qatar is the mandatory periodical vehicle inspections conducted by Fahes.

   'Keeping an eye on your safety'


WHEN DOES A VEHICLE REQUIRE A MANDATORY INSPECTION?

Light vehicles at three years old then every year after this

   

  • All Private Passenger cars
  • Private Pick-ups
  • Private Mini-buses
  • Motorcycles
  • Note : Driving school cars are required every year for inspection.

Heavy / Commercial Vehicles (every year from new)

      
  • Company owned pick-up trucks less than 3000kg
  • Private transport more than 3000kg
  • Trailers and Semi trailers (IMPORTANT NOTE BELOW)
  • Drinking Water Tankers
  • Other Tankers
NOTE: From 01st April 2015 all truck trailers will require a new Qatar Traffic Department Chassis Number Stamped (250QR) & Chassis Plate to be fitted (50QR) this mandatory service can only be done at FAHES Industrial Area Center. 

Heavy Equipment (FOR ROAD USE / NOT FOR ROAD USE) (every year from new)

All Motorized Heavy Equipment
 
 


WHAT IS FAHES CHECKING?

The inspection is checking the approved 'testable items' to ensure they meet or exceed the 'minimum inspection standard' to;
 
  • Reduce the numbers of avoidable deaths and injuries caused by vehicle component or system defects
  • Minimize the environmental impact of these vehicles
  • Increase the number of legally compliant vehicles

WHAT IS THE 'MINIMUM REQUIRED PASS STANDARD' FOR THE INSPECTION?

The 'standard required' is the minimum safe standard as approved by the regulating authorities in Qatar. This standard doesn't necessarily allow or consider further deterioration in the future and must not be used as a guarantee that the vehicle will be in a good roadworthy condition until the next inspection or for future use.
 

HOW WILL THESE 'TESTABLE' ITEMS BE INSPECTED?

  • Computerized brake tests will check the efficiency and balance of the brake system for safety
  • Computerized exhaust gas emission tests will check the exhaust gas content for avoidable pollution
  • Computerized suspension tests will check the suspension is working safely
  • Computerized side slip testers will check for unsafe steering deviation
  • Headlight alignment equipment will accurately check headlight dip beam alignment
  • Mechanical play detectors will reveal unsafe excessive wear and play in steering, suspenion and wheel bearings
  • Digital tire tread depth gauge will measure accurately tire wear
  • Window glass light transfer meter will check for illegal extra window tints
  • Digital decibel meter will check for excessively noisey vehicles
  • Careful visible and physical inspection by our trained inspectors will check the remaining testable items following the approved international methods of inspection
Please note these checks can't and won't cause any damage to any vehicle component or system that is in a good working condition.
 

ABANDONING THE INSPECTION?

Sometimes our inspectors for 'safety' reasons may not be able to complete the inspection if to carry on would risk:
 
  • Damage to your vehicle, our property or any person, i.e.
    • Fuel leaks or fire risk
    • Engine over heating dangerously
    • Mechanical failure imminent
    • Tire defect that could cause a rapid deflation or blow out
    • Any defect that could cause a sudden loss of driver control
    • Any defect that presents a considerable risk of injury to our staff