As per the Vehicle Inspection Center Operators Association of the Philippines (VICOAP), 5 new modern Private Motor Vehicle Inspection Centers have been established. Three of these facilities are now open and ready to serve the public. The other two facilities, on the other hand, are scheduled for opening on the first and second week of April with the issuance of their respective authorization certificates to operate.
A PMVIC is a government-authorized facility that is tasked to test the roadworthiness and emission compliance of a vehicle prior to registration was granted by the DOTr-LTO AC. In conjunction with this, the testing process is accompanied by technology-driven and automated processes, therefore ensuring the accuracy, reliability, and validity of roadworthiness evaluation for the same fee as that of the emission test provider.
Mr. Larrazabal defended that "When we are assured that vehicles are roadworthy and are complying with emission standards, we can rest easy that we will all be able to get to and from our destinations safely. This will decrease the likelihood of a road crash due to mechanical failure." Furthermore, he also revealed their clients can be assured of objective processes all thanks to the limited human intervention and transparent processes.