APK is the abbreviation of General periodic inspection and in Europe is a statutory inspection which annually to promote road safety and protecting the environment should be done at every car, commercial vehicle, aanhangwgen and some special vehicles older than three years.
In the Netherlands, the MOT duty described in the Road Traffic Act of 1994. Under this law, you have to approve your vehicle laden shall be no greater than 3500 kg of annual leave. This only applies to vehicles which are more than three years on the road. Heavy commercial vehicles, trailers and some special vehicles must be inspected each year and hit the first three years is not over.
The MOT is a snapshot and gives you no guarantee that your vehicle remains safe for the rest of the year to drive. This year, you should always carry out maintenance. When MOT only issues checks which have temaken with road safety and environmental protection.
An engine which averages less mileage than a car and a motorcycle is much less wear which is difficult to see. MOT is an engine therefore not obliged, but are advised to check regularly to allow the engine if you are not handy here itself.
You can have your car in garages and inspection stations approved by the RDW. An approved or testing station can be identified by a sticker of the RDW. If you want an independent inspection, you have two options. You can contact independent testing organizations or by RDW.
Evidence vehicle / registration certificate part I
Road safety: brakes, suspension, shock absorbers, tires, steering, lighting and bodywork.
General: Evidence vehicle, vehicle identification number and the fuel used.
Other important points are: License Plates, soot measurement, viergasmeting, mileage and duplicate code.