Do I need a vehicle inspection on a trailer?
Currently, many car owners who also purchase a trailer are wondering if a trailer should be inspected by a passenger trailer and should they be insured on a trailer? According to the new Federal Law (No. 170 dated July 1, 2011), which regulates the process of conducting technical inspections for trailers weighing up to 3.5 tons owned by individuals, as of January 1, 2012, no compulsory insurance contract (MTPL) is required.
In addition, according to this new law, motorists do not need to conduct regular technical inspection of the trailer. When buying, the trailer, simply, should be registered at the place of registration of the owner. This must be done within five days from the date of purchase of the trailer from the hands or in the store, deregistration or clearance at customs. Otherwise, you will need to pay a fine. Also, it is worth noting that under the new law the trailer is not a self-propelled vehicle, and, therefore, is not taxed.In other words, the owner of the trailer will not have to pay transport tax.
Another question arises: do we need a technical inspection for a trailer belonging to a legal entity or an individual entrepreneur? In this case, if the purchased trailer is not older than three years, the owner is exempt from the inspection. If this vehicle is made from three to seven years ago, you need to do THAT every 2 years. Released more than seven years ago - every year. You can read more about these innovations in Article 15 of the first part, paragraphs 4 and 2 of the above Federal Law.
Based on all the above, it follows that today the state is doing everything to make life easier for the owners of vehicles.