We have received numerous questions regarding the elimination of excess costs when it comes to tinted glass certification. In particular, it is the technical review and approval of the manufacturer.
We have already written about this possibility. In particular, the Traffic Safety Agency proposed that a new technical inspection, as well as a manufacturer’s confirmation/consent, is not required for minor modifications to vehicles.
How much does a technical inspection cost?
The technical inspection usually costs from 5,000 to 6,000 dinars. However, when it comes to a technical inspection that serves only to determine changes to the vehicle, i.e. gluing foils for tinting windows, it is possible to come across a technical inspection that will cost less, e.g. 3,000 dinars (we do not guarantee anything).
Basically, this item alone can take around 40-50 euros off the total cost of tinting the windows.
How much does a manufacturer’s consent cost?
The manufacturer’s consent costs from 0 to 12,000 dinars.
The point is that:
a) some importers (producer representatives) do not charge for this consent at all
b) some do not want (or cannot) issue such a document, so consent is not required for their cars (we will not go into the details of how and why – e.g. BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Mazda, Hyundai, Ford, Infiniti, Volvo)
c) some car brands do not have representatives in Serbia at all (e.g. Chevrolet, Cadillac, Rover, Saab…), so consent is not required for their cars, since it is simply impossible to get
d) some companies charge only 2,000 or 2,400 din, others 3,000, 3,500 or 4,000 din, so it goes up to 12,000 din (although only two luxury brands are involved)
At the same time, it should be borne in mind that some manufacturers have the same prices for all types of modifications, while in some cases the price of approval for darkening of the glass is, for example, 3,000 din, and e.g. approval for the installation of a towing hook costs 6,000 dinars, as does approval for other types of modifications.
Therefore, be sure to check in time how much the manufacturer’s consent will cost you – a few months after this text was written, the situation may change significantly.
How much does the certificate cost?
Examination (so-called attestation) in AMSS costs 5,700 din + 3,410 din to the “state” (that’s what we were told at several places where the examination is carried out). So, something over 9,000 dinars.
How much does tinting the windows cost?
Prices can vary significantly – from 100 to 400 euros.
1) foils that stick (there are various manufacturers, who have different types of foils. For example, the Black Glass service has foils from the manufacturer Llumar whose foils cost, for example, for coupe vehicles from 120 euros for Basic 4, over 150 for Standard 4, up to 175 for Nanoceramic 5, Nanoceramic 6 Plus 6 for 220 and Nanoceramic Lux 7 for 300 euros).
2) service that glues foils
3) types of vehicles (hatchback, sedan, SUV/caravan, van…)
In general, tinting of windows without a certificate usually costs from 100 euros and up, it depends on the film that is glued, on the service where you do the tinting…
Of course, somewhere you can go cheaper, somewhere more expensive – you just always need to put everything “on paper” in order to see what quality of foil is being installed, what is the warranty, etc. There is also the quality of the work itself, of course.
When will the mandatory technical inspection and manufacturer’s consent be abolished?
Unfortunately, for now it is impossible to say when that will happen.
Amendments to the “Law on Road Traffic Safety” will in fact make it possible to prescribe closer conditions to define this area through the new “Regulations on Vehicle Testing”.
Therefore, only when the Government and Parliament adopt the proposed amendments to the Law on Road Traffic Safety, it will be possible to prescribe closer conditions to define this area through the new Rulebook on vehicle testing.
It is currently impossible to estimate how long it will take for both procedures to be completed.
It is clear to everyone, from drivers to state institutions, that it is absolutely unnecessary to pay for the manufacturer’s consent when tinting the windows (what does the manufacturer have to do with the fact that someone will tint the windows?) and to pay for an additional technical inspection that will “determine “that the windows are tinted, as if that car is not going to be tested at AMSS…
We hope that the new Law on Road Traffic Safety will bring improvements, not only in this matter but also in many other matters.
Source: AutoBlog by autoblog.rs.
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