There are those who believe that tying the shock absorbers with ropes is enough to pass the ITV
The suspension system is key to the active safety of a vehicle, which is why it is one of the most important elements of the Technical Vehicle Inspection (ITV). Aware of the second, but not so much of the first, there are drivers who do real nonsense to try to pass the tests. We have the photos to prove it.
In photos: the most serious defects
The association of ITV stations show in a series of real photographs some of the serious defects detected in the suspension systems at a national level.
In the images you can see how some drivers have tried to solve serious problems in an artisanal way with ropes and cables; and others that circulate with such serious and dangerous defects as broken springs or completely cracked elements.
Axles, tires, wheels and suspension
The suspension is the part of the mechanics that is responsible for keeping the tires in contact with the ground, thus improving the grip of the vehicle and providing greater stability and control.
Axles, wheels, tires and suspension are the second group in which more serious defects are detected. So much so that 21 out of every 100 vehicles that undergo technical inspection obtain a negative and/or unfavorable result due to one or more of these elements.
By type of vehicle, vans and trucks weighing less than 3,500 kg are those in which the most serious defects in the suspension system are detected, representing 85% of the total. They are followed by buses, where 83.6% of the defects correspond to this system; and, in third place, are passenger cars in which the figure reaches 82.3%.
Agricultural vehicles are the ones with the best suspension system, since only 22.8% of the defects detected in the ITV for this type of vehicle correspond to this system.