Homologation service vocabulary

What is a Certificate of Conformity for a vehicle?

A Certificate of Conformity is a document proving that the produced type of vehicle at the time of its production fulfils all the technical requirements needed for EC type approval. A vehicle with a Certificate of Conformity is homologised for EU countries and this certificate is valid in all EU Member States. This means that with a COC you can register your car anywhere in the EU. Every Member State of the European Union is obliged to accept all vehicles granted the EC type approval by one of the European Union Member States. This document contains vehicle identification, name of the producer, number of the EC type approval, vehicle specification, and further technical details.

How do I find VIN number?

VIN number of the car can be found engraved on the chassis under the passenger’s carpet or beneath the windscreen. You can see a sample in attachment. VIN number of the motorcycle -is engraved on a small metallic label or a sometimes sticker. You can see a sample in attachment. or you can find it on your Certificate of registration in the K point. VIN number is a chassis number of the vehicle, and it has to be composed of 17 characters. Issuance of the certificate of conformity is based on correct VIN number. That’s why every CoC is unique for a specific car. If you want to know some basic information about your vehicle, you may enter the VIN number in one of these VIN Decoders mentioned below:

If you want to know some basic information about your vehicle, you may enter the VIN number in one of these VIN Decoders mentioned below: https://en.vindecoder.pl/, https://www.vindecoder.net/, http://www.analogx.com/contents/vinview.htm

What is type approval number of a vehicle?

If your vehicle has type approval number, then there is 99%-probability that CoC for your vehicle is available. EU type-approval number of a vehicle is the number that claims that your vehicle has been produced for EU market. This number is one of the crucial elements on the Certificate of conformity (CoC). Certificate of conformity is therefore the statement that the production of your vehicle has been fully harmonised with all EU norms and requirements. Usually it looks like this eX*XX/XX*XXXX*XX where X represent numbers. Type approval number of a vehicle is usually mentionned in certificate of registration in the K point. Also it is engraved on homologation label.

What is homologation plate ? Where do I find it?

Homologation plate is attached directly on the vehicle. It’s a small metallic label or a sticker that contains the VIN number, the name of the manufacturer, the weight and other characteristics of the vehicle. Usually, it can be found in the engine compartment or it is attached on the frame of the front door of the car. If you find a European type-approval number on the homologation label, then there is 99 %- probability that CoC for your vehicle is available.

What is Ubereinstimmungbescheinigung ?

It is a German word for a European Certificate of Conformity.

What is “barré rouge” ?

Barré rouge refers to a French partial national attestation of conformity. If you got a barré rouge for your car, it means that a subsequent procedure called single vehicle approval, within which the car will ve examined and non-conform elements of the car will be fixed, will be necessary.

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