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How to successfully register rims with the TÜV: Your guide to problem-free acceptance

Wie man Felgen erfolgreich beim TÜV einträgt: Ihr Leitfaden zur problemlosen Abnahme

Artur Hoffmann |

Successfully registering new rims with the TÜV can be a challenge for many car owners. It is crucial to know what documents and evidence are necessary to make the process go smoothly. Whether registration is necessary depends on various factors, such as the type of report and the specific requirements of the vehicle.

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To save time and money, vehicle owners should understand in advance what steps are required if they want to have new rims registered with the TÜV. This includes knowledge of the existence of a general operating license (ABE) or a parts certificate as well as an understanding of the technical requirements that apply to the rims. In addition, it is important to ensure that the rims also meet safety standards and are mounted correctly on the vehicle.

It is recommended that vehicle owners seek expert advice or carry out thorough research to ensure that all relevant requirements are met. Informative sources such as professional articles and blogs can be helpful in understanding the necessary steps and avoiding common mistakes. Through careful preparation and strict adherence to the given guidelines, the chances of successful registration with the TÜV can be significantly improved.

Basics of rim registration

When registering rims with the TÜV, it is crucial to both meet the legal requirements and submit the necessary documents. Knowledge of permissible rim dimensions forms the basis for ensuring successful acceptance.

Legal requirements

The legal basis for rim registration is set out in Section 19 StVZO and the ABE. Registration is required if the rims are not included in the vehicle's ABE or deviate from the vehicle manufacturer's specifications. Information about this can also be found in detailed guides such as Entering Rims .

Necessary documents

The following documents must be presented for registration:

  • Vehicle registration document (registration certificate part I)
  • Vehicle registration document (registration certificate part II) , if available
  • ABE or parts certificate for the rims

If the corresponding ABE or parts certificates are not available, individual acceptance is necessary. In this case, additional documents such as the material report are required.

Permissible rim dimensions

When selecting the rims, care must be taken to ensure that the dimensions and load capacities are compatible with those of the vehicle. This includes:

The permissible rim dimensions are usually specified in the ABE of the vehicle or the rim. Deviations require a technical inspection by TÜV or an equivalent testing organization.

Preparation for the TÜV appointment

Proper preparation for the TÜV appointment is crucial for the successful registration of rims. It is important to thoroughly check both the technical condition of the vehicle and the necessary documents.

Technical condition check

A comprehensive check of the technical condition of the vehicle is essential. It is particularly important to ensure that all lights and lamps are working properly - from low beam to taillight . Furthermore, there must be a minimum tread depth of 1.6 mm for all tires. Rims should be undamaged and securely fastened. Checking these points can help save time and money later on during the general inspection.

Completeness of the documents

Submitting the complete documents plays a central role in ensuring that the TÜV process runs smoothly. This includes the vehicle documents, especially the vehicle registration and registration certificate. For the rims, the parts certificate or the ABE (general operating permit) must be presented, which officially approves the use of the rims on the vehicle type in question.

The TÜV process

There are a few specific steps to follow when registering new rims with the TÜV. The process includes the presentation of the vehicle, a detailed assessment of the rims and finally entry in the vehicle register.

Presentation of the vehicle

First, the vehicle must be presented to the TÜV. This includes checking the vehicle documents and basic vehicle data. The submission of the ABE (general operating permit) or the parts report is essential in order to confirm the conformity of the rims with the existing regulations.

Inspection of the rims

The next step is to inspect the rims . The TÜV inspectors check whether the rims are securely mounted on the vehicle and suitable for the specific vehicle model. It is also checked whether the rims meet technical requirements such as strength and material quality.

Entry in the vehicle register

As soon as the rims have been successfully inspected, they are entered into the vehicle register . It is officially stated here that the new rims are part of the vehicle's equipment. This completes the MOT process and ensures that the vehicle with the new rims can be driven on public roads.

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Tips for successful registration

A successful registration of new rims with the TÜV requires that you take a few important steps in advance. These tips and tricks will help make the process smooth and successful.

Choosing the right rims

Before you visit the TÜV, you should make sure that the new rims are actually suitable for the vehicle model . This requires checking the rim size, load capacity and bolt circle to ensure that the rims can be installed without safety risks. It is advisable to choose rims that already have a general operating license (ABE) or a parts certificate , which significantly simplifies the registration process. Information about this can be found, for example, at .

Communication with the examiner

Open and clear communication with the TÜV inspector is essential. You should contact the inspector before registration and have all relevant documents such as the parts report or the ABE ready. If anything is unclear, it is advisable to clarify this in advance and, ideally, to seek personal advice. You can find out more about the necessary steps in the registration process on the website.

According to the TÜV

After the rims have been successfully registered with the TÜV, it is essential that the vehicle owner handles the registration confirmation appropriately and maintains the rims in order to continue to comply with the guidelines and ensure safety.

Dealing with registration confirmation

As soon as the rims have been registered with the TÜV , the vehicle owner will receive a registration confirmation . He should keep this documentation carefully as it must be presented during traffic checks. It is also advisable to carry a copy of this confirmation in the vehicle. It is important that the entry is quickly transferred to the vehicle documents to avoid discrepancies.

Maintenance and care of registered rims

Maintenance of registered rims follows general rim care instructions, paying particular attention to potential damage. Regular inspections serve to maintain road safety and preserve value:

  • Cleaning : Regular cleaning to remove dirt and road salt that can corrode the rims.
  • Inspection : Check for cracks, deformations and other possible damage.
  • Professional repair : If there is any damage, it should only be repaired by qualified personnel.

frequently asked Questions

When entering rims in the vehicle documents, there are specific regulations and required documents to be observed. The following answers are intended to clarify the most common questions on the topic and provide assistance with the process.

What documents are required for the registration of rims?

In order to register rims with the TÜV or another testing organization, the parts report or the general operating license (ABE) as well as the vehicle registration certificate are usually required. An assembly confirmation from the workshop may also be required.

How high are the costs for registering rims with and without an existing report?

The costs can vary, but they are often around 40 to 100 euros if an expert report is available. Without an appraisal, the costs are usually higher because an individual inspection is necessary. More detailed information about TÜV costs should be obtained directly from the testing organization.

What does the parts report for rims contain and where can I download it?

The parts report for rims contains information on the technical specifications and the requirements for using the rims. The report can often be downloaded from the manufacturer or dealer of the rims.

In which cases is driving permitted without registering the rims?

Driving without registering the rims is only permitted if they have an ABE and the requirements set out therein are adhered to. In all other cases, registration is necessary.

What is the procedure for registering rims with the registration office?

After the rims have been successfully presented to a testing organization and a positive report has been issued, the owner must go to the registration office with this report in order to have the rims entered in the vehicle documents.

What are the consequences of driving with unregistered rims?

Driving with unregistered rims can result in a fine and points in Flensburg. In addition, the vehicle's operating license can expire, which can lead to problems with insurance in the event of damage.