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Booking an ITV appointment

Booking an ITV appointment

By Valerie Mitchell



Those of you who live in Spain and have a car more than a few years old, will know that the car has to have its ITV, the equivalent of the MOT.  This happens once every two years for newer cars and every year for older cars. Of course, you can pay a mechanic or a garage to take your car for you but why not be brave and do it yourself.   It'll be good practise for your alphabet, days and numbers just making the appointment. You can make the appointment either on-line or by phone.  Personally, I think the easiest is by phone.  You ring 902 57 57 57 and ask for an appointment - Una cita. Me hace falta una cita para la ITV -  I need an appoinment for the MOT (ITV is pronounced  EE TEY OOVEY)

You will be asked for your car's registration number so have this ready and rehearsed. Then you will be given a day and time.  To make sure you can deal with these here is a small recap. which may be useful.


2:00  Las dos                                     
2:05  Las dos y cinco 
2:10  Las dos y diez
2:15  Las dos y cuarto
2:20  Las dos y veinte
2:25  Las dos y veinticinco
2:30  Las dos y media
2:35  Las tres menos veinticinco
2:40  Las tres menos veinte
2:45  Las tres menos cuarto

2:50  Las tres menos diez


A - Ah                        
B - Beh
C - Thay       
D - Deh
E - Eh
F - Effay
G - Hey
H - Ah-chay
I - Ee
J - Hota
K - Ka
L - Ellay
M - Emmay
N - Ennay
O - Oh
P - Pey
Q - Koo
R - Erray
S - Essay
T - Tey
U - Oo
V - Oobay
W - Oobay doblay
X - Ekis
Y - Ee Griayga     
Z - Theta

© The News

Valerie Mitchell runs the Centro Idiomas Language School in Coin.
Her books, “The First Twelve Shortcuts to Spanish” , “The Second Twelve Shortcuts to Spanish”  (€5 each) and  “The Verb Book” (€7) are available from The News office in Coin, Woody’s Cards and Books in Los Boliches, David’s Books in Los Boliches or by email from This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 952 450 747.


See also:

Getting your UK-registered car MOT’d in Spain


ITV 2 – it works!

Taking your car for its ITV



Thought for the Day ...

Orina con gusto, orina contento...pero sí te pido ¡que orines por dentro!
(Sign seen in restaurant toilet in Tenerife circa 1991)