Frequently Asked Questions

What are the operating hours of VICOM?

For details on our operating hours, please look here.

Where are VICOM Inspection Centres located?

We have 7 centres conveniently located island wide. Please look here for the locations of all centres.

Do I have to book an appointment for inspection?

Prior appointment is not needed.

Why do I have to send my vehicle for inspection?

All vehicles driven on Singapore roads are required by law to undergo a road worthiness inspection process to ensure that they are environmentally-friendly and do not become safety hazards to others on the roads.

How long is the inspection process?

Inspection process for petrol-driven vehicles: no longer than 15mins.
Inspection process for diesel-driven vehicles: no longer than 20 mins, due to the additional Chassis Dynamometer Smoke Test.

What is Chassis Dynamometer Smoke Test?

The Chassis Dynamometer Smoke Test (CDST) is a mandatory test for all diesel-driven vehicles. Implemented island-wide since January 2007, it is designed to measure the exhaust emission standards of diesel-driven vehicles. For more details of the CDST, please look here.

How much do I need to pay for the inspection?

Please look here for details of the price list

Are there any discounts applicable to inspection services?

Yes. NTUC Union members get to redeem 3 LinkPoints for every $1 spent. Please note that this promotion only applies to private cars and motorcycles owned by members.

How often should I send my car for inspection?

Please look here for the inspection schedule for all vehicle types.

How do I go about the vehicle inspection process?

You just have to drive your vehicle into the correct lane (pertaining to your vehicle type), and proceed to pay for the inspection at our cashier. Our inspector will take over your vehicle and drive it through the inspection lane. At the end of the inspection, you will be awarded the inspection certificate (subject to passing); otherwise you will have to return for a re-inspection. For details on the inspection process, please look here

Do I have to drive my vehicle through the inspection lane myself?

No, you do not have to do so. We have trained and experienced inspectors to take over the vehicles before your vehicle enters the inspection lane. Also, the fact that our inspectors are more familiar with the inspection process and equipment facilitates for a faster inspection process and consequently less waiting time for our customers.

I am driving a weekend / Off Peak car. What is the inspection procedure required?

Besides the mandatory road worthiness inspection, all weekend or Off Peak cars are to undergo the number plate seal inspection every year.

What documents do I need to bring for the vehicle inspection?

You have to bring the inspection notice mailed out by LTA. If you have misplaced your notice, you can just inform our inspectors of your situation and we will carry out the necessary procedures to ensure your car is due for inspection.
* Notification is sent via the post to the registered owner of the vehicle when it is due for inspection

Besides vehicle inspection, what other services does VICOM provide?

We provide related services like road tax renewal, motor and general insurance, evaluation of used cars, amongst others. Please look here for the comprehensive list of services.

What exactly is the Car Evaluation service?

We provide the Car Evaluation service to help used car buyers ascertain the external and internal condition of used cars they are interested in buying. We have different evaluation standards to cater to the various needs of our customers. For more details, please call 64502230.

Can I renew my road tax at your centres?

Yes, please produce your valid and original insurance certificate, road tax renewal notice and valid inspection certificate (if required) at our road tax counters. Payment can be made via cash, NETS, cheque (payable to LTA) or DINERS card.

Can I pay my road tax if I did not bring my insurance cert?

If your insurance agent has updated your insurance record to the LTA system, you don’t have to produce your original and valid insurance certificate. Otherwise, it is compulsory that you produce the original and valid insurance certificate. You can call 64502 225 to check the status of your insurance coverage by providing our cashier with your vehicle number.

My IU is damaged. What do I do?

You may proceed to have your IU checked at any VICOM inspection centre (open from 8am to 5pm, Mondays to Saturdays)

Does my IU come under warranty when I purchase it?

Every IU comes with a five-year warranty period starting from the date of purchase.

How are the workshops on car maintenance and buying of used cars useful for me?

VICOM conducts car maintenance workshops to educate the public on the importance of optimal vehicle maintenance. We also give talks to educate buyers of used cars on what they should look out for before making the purchase.

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