The majority of vehicles in Israel are required to undergo the roadworthiness test once a year in the month the vehicle was initially registered, with the exception of the following:
  • New cars (private passenger cars only): are exempt from the "Test" for the first year only but must pay the license fee. This exemption does not apply to cars used for driving instruction or hire cars
  • Cars 15 years-old or over: before taking the annual "Test", the braking system must be checked at a licensed garage and confirmation of the proper functioning of the braking system must be presented at the "Test"
  • Vintage cars and collector cars: must be tested twice a year at a Vehicle Inspection Station as a condition of vehicle licence renewal. A licence will not be renewed in the case of a vintage car whose licence has expired and not been renewed for a period of two years or over