An exaggerated fine and a withdrawn registration document: Never put this on your car

The desire to own a more powerful and elegant car can become a huge risk with a large fine. That’s when “setting” is legal…

Are modifications to the car allowed in Italy? Not a million dollar question, but approx. In fact, there are fundamental differences between the laws of other European countries and ours. First of all, let’s start from here: what is “tuning”. It’s exactlyThe art of modifying your car or motorcycle with the aim of making your own car than anyone else. These changes may relate to aesthetic sideFor example, when replacing body parts (side skirts, doors, headlights, spoiler installation), or The appearance Mechanical, with modifications to the engine, exhaust systems, brakes, tires or suspension. Finally there The phenomenon of “audio / video tuning”: Many enthusiasts install subwoofers, amplifiers, more powerful amplifiers, and LED lights of all kinds in their cars to improve the quality of their onboard music.

Tuning in Italy, here's when and how it's allowed
Tuning in Italy, here’s when and how it’s allowed

Under Title Three of the Traffic Law (Articles 71, 72, 75 and 78) We are talking about the regulation of tuning in Italy in relation to “cars and their trailers”. The law in our country is clear: vehicles must follow the regulations of the Ministry of Transportation and Any modification must necessarily be approved. Article 71 specifically emphasizes how “…General structural and functional characteristics of vehicles … are subject to verification and are indicated in the regulation“It is stated that”Compliance with schedules and standardization standards related to the construction, functional and assembly characteristics of installed devices may be mandatory“.

Therefore, synthesis is allowed in Italy as long as each modification is identical with its mention in the brochure. In this regard, add art. 75 and 78“…Motorized vehicles in circulation are subject to verification of identification data and their correspondence with technical and construction requirements, while they must be subject to To visit and test when they were Make constructive and functional changes. Finally, the regulation lists equipment devices that can only be modified upon submission of relevant documents, which will entailUpdate the registration certificateIn detail, the lights are customizable (but must be installed in workshops capable of engine approval), the side skirts and spoilers can be modified, as long as the vehicle’s shape in width and length is respected, and the fenders can be installed if offered as an option for the approved vehicle.

Darkened windows in cars, the law in Italy is clear
Darkened windows in cars, the law in Italy is clear

Tuning, yes or no? What does the law say and what fines can come

chapter of rims It’s more complicated: if the new command is required Tires are the same size Previously used, no approval is required. Otherwise, it will be necessary Update the registration certificatewho will also have to report A new type of tire and their maximum achievable speed. As for the windows, a separate chapter opens: it is not possible to turn with completely darkened windows in Italy (because they block the front and side view of the driver), but blackout film is allowed on the rear side windows and on site, as long as there is the manufacturer’s data and it is approved.

Another modification subject to approval is I glasses: In Italy at the moment it is not possible to roam with completely dark people, nor to modify those that cover the front and side view of the driver (windshield and windows). The discrepancy in engine power, also in this case, indicates approval of another vehicle from the same manufacturer. Same film for braking system and LPG or methane systems: these must also be installed by authorized workshops and the brochure must then be updated, checked and tested. Schedules of structural and functional modifications to cars, accompanied by various approvals, are always updated by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport. In any case, anyone who does not comply with these measures should do Pay an administrative fine of €422.00 and withdraw the registration certificate.

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