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Welcome to 86th VRS Kapaun Vehicle Inspection

Vehicles brought from the continental U.S., previous duty station or purchased locally must be registered with USAREUR. All shipped vehicles and used vehicles purchased in Germany must pass a mechanical safety inspection before they can be registered, except new POVs. New POVs that have never been registered in any system for more than three months are exempt from the requirement for a mechanical inspection before initial registration. Safety inspections may be completed up to 75 calendar days before a registration expires. An inspection is also required when a POV registration has been canceled for failure to renew the registration or to provide proof of liability insurance. Inspections of POVs conducted by the Technischer Überwachungs-verein (TÜV) or the Deutscher Kraftfahrzeug-Überwachungs-Verein (DEKRA) are valid and honored for 30 calendar days from the date of the inspection.

All inspections for new vehicle registrations, inspections for registration renewals, and re-inspections for previously failed vehicles will require an appointment. Please follow the Appointment Plus link on the top right side of this webpage.

  • Inspection Requirements

    Inspectors will not inspect a vehicle that does not have a valid registration.

    Complete AE Form 190-1AA or 0190-1O.

    POVs must carry a first-aid kit that meets or exceeds German legal. Kits must not be more than five years old.

    POVs must carry an approved portable, reflectorized warning triangle.

    POVs must carry a reflective vest

    Vehicles weighing more than 3.5 metric tons will be rejected if they are not equipped with an approved warning triangle, four-way flasher, or portable flashing lamp. 

     

  • POV Ownership Transfers

    POV must pass a mechanical safety inspection within 30 calendar days before the date of transfer. In this case, the buyer may receive a 1- or 2-year registration.

    Buyer may accept the seller’s POV registration expiration date without a mechanical safety inspection. To be able to do so, the registration must have at least 60 calendar days remaining at the time of transfer.

appointment scheduler

Schedule your vehicle inspection appointment here.

inspection points

  • Kapaun

    86th Vehicle Readiness Squadron
    Kapaun AS, Bldg. 2807
    Hours of Operation:  Monday - Friday 7 a.m. to 11:30 and 12:30 p.m. to 3:30
    DSN: 489-6400

    CLOSED ON ALL U.S HOLIDAYS AND DOWN DAYS.
    LAST DUTY DAY OF THE MONTH, INSPECTIONS ARE CONDUCTED FROM 0700 to 1130

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