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The TÜV-Report (AutoBild)

Germany’s leading used car guide +++ Strengths and weaknesses of more than 200 most common passenger car models each year +++ Significant contribution to road safety
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For almost 50 years, the TÜV-Report has been an independent source for consumers, manufacturers and politicians when it comes to the technical condition of cars in Germany. It provides a clear indication of the strengths and weaknesses of individual vehicle models. 

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TÜV-Report 2017: Fewer defects, greater safety! Defects on the decline - Success for German manufacturers

Fewer defects in periodic technical inspections (PTI) than in the previous year and a good report for German car manufacturers are the major findings of AutoBild’s 2017 TÜV-Report that has been presented in Berlin today. For the biggest German guidebook for used cars, VdTÜV e.V. (the Association of Technical Inspection Agencies) assessed almost 9 million of the statutory PTI.

TÜV-Report 2016: Defects come with age / Mercedes dominates the top positions / PTI provides for traffic safety

Nearly two-thirds of all cars pass the Periodic Technical Inspection (PTI) without any notice of defect in Germany. Every fourth or fifth vehicle must be presented for a second inspection due to significant deficiencies.