Customization and Modification

Modification Testing for Increased Traffic Safety

These days, modifying and customizing cars is highly popular. Our product tests ensure that a vehicle is approved even if its chassis, body, or wheel gauge has been modified. We guide you through the development process for your automotive components, providing everything from homologation consulting and national and international type testing to assessments. We can also help you obtain official manufacturer status.

Benefits at a Glance

With TÜV Rheinland's assistance in modifying and customizing automotive components, you can:

  • Ensure that your modified automotive components meet regulations
  • Play an active part in preventing accidents
  • Benefit from fast and reliable testing and assessments
  • Take advantage of our long-standing experience and expertise in homologation
  • Benefit from our intensive collaboration with motor vehicle approval authorities and international regulatory authorities

Need more information? Would you like a personalized quote? Simply contact us. We'll respond to you as soon as possible.

Services for Automotive Modifications

Our experts offer homologation, type testing, and assessment services for modified automotive components. This includes:

  • Establishing a common homologation strategy with manufacturers, importers, and dealers – providing comprehensive homologation consulting
  • Type testing for compliance with national and European laws
  • Tests and road trials
  • Independent product tests
  • Voluntary reports and component reports or reports required for obtaining national type approval (Allgemeine Betriebserlaubnis, or ABE) from motor vehicle approval auhtorities or EC type approval

We offer development support, homologation, and type testing for the following:

  • Wheel/tire modifications
  • Undercarriage modifications
  • Chassis modifications
  • Engine customization
  • Brake disks and pads
  • Wheel gauge modifications greater than 2%, strength tests, strength calculations
  • Lighting systems
  • Custom steering wheels
  • Custom seats
  • Pedestrian safety of customized components
  • Bull bars
  • Racing equipment
  • Material tests for plastics and metals
  • Aerodynamic components, such as spoilers, and so on
  • Development support for all types of customized components

Need more information? Would you like a personalized quote? Simply contact us. We'll respond to you as soon as possible.