In August of 2020, it was reported that the Land Transportation Office (LTO) will be fast-tracking its Private Motor Vehicle Inspection Centers (PMVICs) in order to address expired car registrations of motorists. Granted through authorization, some inspection centers are already open as of now. Notably, these testing centers are set to evaluate the roadworthiness of one's vehicle, moreover, it should also replace those emission testing centers.
The memorandum shown above was signed last October 16, 2020, therefore authorizing the following PMVICs to commence operations immediately. The following testing centers are situated somewhere in Region 5 and Region 3, specifically Star Prince Naga in Pamplona, Camarines Sur, NM Holdings in Pili, Camarines Sur, QWIK Vehicle Inspection Center in Angeles City, Pampanga, and Five S Automotive Diagnostic Center Inc. in Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija. Do take note that the following PMVICs mentioned have their own Geographical Areas of Responsibility (GAOR).
Upon recall, the supposed deadline for car registration was then extended due to this pandemic. Quite considerable of LTO to further lengthen the corresponding time limit of vehicle registrations, and perhaps other pending applications who haven't met the deadline yet, specifically plate numbers ending in 9 and 0 might benefit from these new facilities. This should enable them to provide the prior requirement for the renewal of vehicle registrations.
Just to recap, these PMVICs are accredited to test your vehicle’s roadworthiness prior to registration, plus, it will essentially replace the emission testing centers which should enlighten those very long queues and delays of vehicle owners who are to renew their registrations. While other regions already benefit from this kind of establishment, let’s hope that Metro Manila, as well as other locations within the country, shall benefit from these testing centers, perhaps expansion shall fast-track once this pandemic slowly subsides by next year.