What is vehicle modification?

What is vehicle modification?

Aesthetic modifications for cars

But be careful, because these modifications can have a high risk.  The first of them, explains the engineer and expert in vehicle marketing issues, Jorge Enrique Perez, is the affectation of the warranty.

He adds that the brands are very clear in this regard. When modifications are observed in the car that have not been made, or at the dealership are not endorsed by the manufacturer; and those that are made with non-original elements, parts, spare parts and materials, the warranty is automatically excluded.

But many of these changes go against the manufacturer’s emission compliance parameters. In other words, it is very likely that once these changes have been made, the vehicle will not comply with the emissions test.

The steels used in the vehicles are high strength steels that do not allow drilling or welding. When welding a towing bracket or a running board, at that point the body loses its strength and corrosion resistance properties.

What can be modified on a car without homologation?

This means that elements such as seat upholstery, tires or the sound system can be modified without homologation, but if, for example, the seats or steering wheel are modified, the driver is obliged to have them homologated as these changes affect the safety and handling of the vehicle.

What to do with a car that is no longer useful?

One of the preferred alternatives for people who are going to get rid of their old car is to take it to a junkyard. In the event of a claim, the insurance may pay you around 80% of the vehicle’s value. The parts of your old car can be used as a spare part in the future in another car of the same model.

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What happens if I hit my car from underneath?

The crankcase stores the oil used to lubricate the engine, which is then pumped to the parts that need it, so that a strong blow to the bottom of the carriage can crack it and the oil will be lost.

Car modifications

The aforementioned laws, after all, have the objective of regulating the procedure for carrying out and processing the modifications made to cars (after their registration, of course), in order to guarantee that the technical requirements for their circulation continue to be fulfilled. Failure to do so will expose you to fines of up to 500 euros if the vehicle is considered a danger to road safety.

There are up to 11 sections in which a vehicle is considered to be undergoing a reform: in its identification, engine unit, transmission, axles, suspension, steering, brakes, bodywork, lighting, trailers and modifications to the data appearing on the ITV card. Note that not all changes made in this respect require homologation. For example, changing the brake pads does not… but the modification of the brake controls does.

Changing the light bulbs in your car for the same ones does not require a specific inspection; however, if you are going to install headlights with different technology (for example, changing to LED headlights when these were not standard), you will have to pass an inspection to approve these changes. This does not apply to the rear light clusters, as long as the new headlights are homologated and the red reflector is respected.

What can be approved?

It is known as homologating to confirm, legitimize and approve by means of a judicial or administrative authority certain particular acts, in order to produce the legal effects that are proper to them.

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What is necessary to homologate a car?

Generally, two main documents are required to homologate a vehicle: Certificate from the workshop where the modification has been carried out. Certificate of conformity from a laboratory that determines that the modifications comply with European directives.

What can I do if I buy a car in bad condition?

When a person sells you -and hides in bad faith- the real state of a property, let’s call it a car in this situation, you have the right to call him/her to mention what has happened -within a period of at least one month-, and agree on the repair of the vehicle.

Vehicle customization

-For a correct exportation of vehicles to other countries, a temporary period of three months is established between the request for the definitive deregistration in the Vehicle Registry and the effective departure of the vehicle from the country.

Enabling the Platform for payment to suppliers of Local Entities, in the electronic headquarters of the AEAT, so that they can register the invoices pending payment and in a later phase, suppliers can accept the payment of these invoices by the same means.

Resolution of January 7, 2022, of the General Secretariat of Autonomous and Local Financing, which establishes instructions regarding the calendar, actions, content of the adjustment plans, and their revision, and the models to be used in the extraordinary financing procedure for the cancellation of pending payment obligations of certain local entities.

The amendment aims to favor the deployment of electric vehicle recharging points by including optional tax benefits in the IBI, IAE and ICIO, so that the City Councils may regulate them in the corresponding tax ordinances.

What to do if you are sold a car in bad condition?

In case you have not done so and the person with whom you negotiated the car defaults, the first thing you should do is try to conciliate and reach an agreement, which you can register before a notary or in a conciliation center, in order to have support in the event of a lawsuit.

How long can the car be out of use?

The truth is that the answer depends on several factors, mainly the age of the vehicle and the type of battery, but according to experts, there is a margin of about 10-15 days, within which a car can be stopped without anything happening to it.

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What is the underside of the carriage called?

Due to its location -the underbody of the car-, the engine crankcase is a part exposed to shocks. If we drive on paved roads it is rare to rub against this area, unless we go up a steep ramp or climb a high curb, but if we ever drive on a road the risk is much higher.

Modifications allowed on Colombian vehicles

You must fill out a Registration Application. You must also pay S/. 20.00 for the Registration Fees and present the Notarial Form in which it states the color modification of your vehicle.

Additionally, you must present the Certificate of Conformity of Modification issued by an entity authorized by the MTC stating that these modifications do not negatively affect the safety of the vehicle, the environment or that it does not violate the regulatory technical standards in the National Vehicle Regulations.