Here is an easy step-by-step guide on how you can be able to Book for NTSA Vehicle Inspection fast and easily. As you might know, it is required for all car owners in Kenya to forward their vehicles for inspections.
The NTSA vehicle inspection process in Kenya is done every year and here is how to easily book your vehicle inspection.
NTSA Motor Vehicle Inspection Requirements:
Applicable Booking Fee: Ksh.1750 (average)
Your Motor Vehicle: Present the car that is to be inspected by the NTSA inspecting officer
You must show up: You physically need to be there for your vehicle to be inspected
Payment Invoice: The original copy to prove that you have made the payment for the annual vehicle inspection
An NTSA TIMS Account: To be able to book your vehicle inspection online
With that said, below is how to book for vehicle inspection for your car through the NTSA website.
How to Book for NTSA Annual Motor Vehicle Inspection:
To book for your NTSA Annual Vehicle Inspection, you will first need to have an active NTSA TIMS account to start the process. Simply create one for free if you don’t have one already.
If you have the account, here is how to book your NTSA annual motor vehicle inspection.
- To start your Annual Vehicle Inspection Booking Process, you will need to log in to your Transport Integrated Management systems (TIMS) Portal. (Your NTSA TIMS Account)
- Once logged in, hover over to the Vehicle Inspection section.
(Note that if this is your first time booking, in short, if you are a new car owner, on the website, there will be no list in your account, which means you will have to go ahead and click on ‘New Car Booking’ option to fill out all the required information such as; your car’s custom entry number.)
- Anyways, once done, click on ‘Annual Booking’ below the New Car Booking section
- Enter your Vehicle’s Registration Number or select your vehicle on the list provided (vehicles under your name) in the portal
- After choosing the vehicle you want to be inspected, go ahead and choose your preferred payment method
- Make your payments through your preferred payment method then click on the complete button when done paying
- The system will automatically generate a receipt for your payment which you should download for future use/reference
- When you are done, click on the Booking Tab to continue with the booking process
- Select your preferred inspection center, preferably the center that is near to you or easily accessible from your location
- Select your preferred time to get your vehicle inspected depending on your schedule
(Note that the slots (Date & Time) that are in color Green are available while the slots that are in color Red are slots that are already booked, which means they are not available)
- Once done, click ‘submit’ and you will be taken to a page where you can click on the ‘Details’ button to display all your details
- The system allows you to print out the inspection booking slip in case you need it as a hard copy
- Congratulations! You have successfully booked your NTSA Annual Vehicle Inspection.
The next step will be to present your car for inspection at the inspection center you chose, and at the date and time, you selected.
(Don’t forget to take your payment receipt (payment invoice) with you during the inspection day)
Here is the list of vehicle parts that are going to be inspected in a Kenyan annual vehicle inspection.
List Of Items That Are Tested During Vehicle Inspection:
- Tire type, size, and condition
- Spare wheel carrier
- Tyre condition road wheels and hubs
- Engine/Exhaust and the fuel system
- Chassis and Frame
- General Service Brake and Air Pressure System
- Wheel Bearings, Kingpins, and Bushes
- Stub Axle Assemblies
- Steering Mechanism/Power Steering
- Suspensions/Shook Absorbers
- Electric and Lighting System
- Stop Lamps
- Direction Indicators
- Front and Rear Lamp
- The Front number Plates condition illumination
- Instruments Panel Gauges
- Windscreen Wipers/Washes
- General Electrical System
- Drive Test
- The Speedometer
- The Speed governor condition
- Parking brake condition
- Smoke Emission
- Trailer Coupling
- Vehicle control and stability on a test drive
- The Service brake efficiency and balance
- Body and Interior
- Body Color, confirmed through the logbook
- Condition of seats
- CAB/Body condition specifications
- The car Doors
- The Wings
- Reflectors & Chevrons
- Security/stability of mounting Seat belts
- The Bumper Bars and Side Mirror
- The car’s windscreen glass
- Car specifics; eg, The Name, Brand, yellow band, etc
- General Car Parts
- FIRST AID KIT
- The Brake Clutch Acceleration
- Catalytic Converter
- Fire extinguisher
NTSA has a mobile application that is recommended for Kenyan drivers.
Here is the list of features that the NTSA Mobile App has and what you can do with the App.