In order to pass Fahas or motor vehicle periodic inspection test, you need to visit MVPI Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam or Khobar or any other city. We have shared the location, timings and working hours of Fahas or MVPI Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam and Khobar below.
It is very important to mention here that if a traffic police center may charge you with a fine of SR 150 for not renewing your Fahas or motor vehicle periodic inspection on time.
How to pass the Fahas or MVPI Test?
Wash your vehicle
It looks silly, but you need to start your preparation to pass the Fahas or the MVPI test by washing your car properly. Go to a service station and wash your vehicle. Special attention should be given to wash the vehicle from beneath. Make sure you wash out all oil leakage spots.
Fahas or MVPI Location in Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, and Khobar
Locate the center to perform the Fahas or MVPI test in your city. We have shared the locations of some of the motor vehicle periodic inspection centers in major cities of Saudi Arabia.
- MVPI Riyadh Dammam Branch Road or Fahas Riyadh: Map Location
- MVPI Riyadh Dirab Road or Fahas Riyadh: Map Location
- MVPI Dammam or Fahas Dammam: Map Location
- MVPI Jeddah or Fahas Jeddah: Map Location
It is important to mention here that the Fahas or MVPI Jeddah situated on the intersection of Hira Street and Prince Metab Street has closed down. The location shared above is the new location of MVPI Jeddah.
Fahas or MVPI timing or working hours
The working hours or timings of the MVPI test center vary on weekdays and weekend.
- The timings of the Fahas center from Sunday to Thursday: 7:00 am to 4:15 pm
- The working hours of the MVPI center on Saturday: 7:00 am to 2:15 pm
Visit the Center
Now take your vehicle to motor vehicle periodic inspection center you have located. There will be a long queue of the cars waiting for the inspection test and you will have to be in the queue.
The fee for Fahas or MVPI
Soon you will arrive at a drive-through counter where you will be asked about the Istimara (Vehicle Registration), Driving License and Iqama. Don’t worry even if you don’t have previous motor vehicle periodic inspection certificate.
- The Fahas fee for Small Vehicles is SR 73 and the re-inspection fee is SR 24
- The MVPI fee for Small Bus or Small Truck is SR 96 and the re-inspection fee is SR 29
- The Fahas fee for Medium Bus or Medium Truck is SR 141 and the re-inspection fee is SR 42
- The MVPI fee for Large Bus or Large Truck is SR 205 and the re-inspection fee is SR 62
- The Fahas fee for Motor Cycle is SR 35 and the re-inspection fee is SR 12
Fahas, MVPI Vehicle Inspection Area
Now you will go towards the vehicle inspection area. Here the staff of the inspection center will ask you to get out of the vehicle and vehicle will go through the process of inspection. It is a manual inspection process and you would be able to see your vehicle at different stages.
Technical Support Center
Next step is to go to the Technical Support Center of the Inspection Center. If your vehicle clears the test, a sticker will be placed on your car. You can just get the Fahas certificate from the center sitting in the technical support center and leave the place.
The Reason for Failure
However, if your vehicle does not clear the test as it is expected. He will give you a paper and explain the problems in Arabic. Don’t worry if you don’t understand them. Just take the paper and come out of the vehicle inspection center.
Get the vehicle fixed
Now you will have to locate some workshops, normally opened around the Inspection center. It will not take you a while to locate them. Just go there and show this paper to them. They know very well about the problem mentioned in the paper.
Here is a test of your negotiation skills. They may ask you an amount which is 10 times more than the market rate for fixing the car. Just let them know that you will take rates from others as well. He will reduce the rates if you really pretend to leave the workshop.
All of them give you a guarantee that your vehicle will clear the Fahas (MVPI). Just tell them that you would not pay any money if MVPI test is not passed.
Re-Inspection at the motor vehicle periodic inspection Center
Once the workshop man is done with the fixing of the vehicle, you can go back to the same queue and they will test only those parts which they have highlighted if you come back for the test anytime within two weeks from the first test. They will charge only SR 24 on the second attempt.
How to check Fahas Validity Online?
Although Saudi Arabia has modernized and made many things online by launching public portals but as of today, there is no way to check Fahas validity online.
Useful Tips to pass Fahas in Saudi Arabia
Some people suggest that it is better to go to a mechanic first before going for the Fahas test. Well, if your objective is just to pass the Fahas (MVPI) test, don’t do it.
Your mechanic will change even those parts of your vehicle which are not required to be on the safe side. It will obviously cost you a lot. Do what I have suggested to you in the above paragraphs to fix the issue.