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Automobile Accessories

Quality Accessories for Cars and Utility Vehicles

On the whole, your customers look for safety and quality when they look into buying cars and accessories. Are bike racks or roof boxes tough enough to withstand the highest of demands? How do your company's products stand up during endurance tests, and can they prove how durable they are? Our experts test for potential emissions of harmful and allergenic substances in indoor environments. After all, tested products are your company's best proof of its high regard for quality. So, put yourself in good stead with automobile manufacturers, dealers, and importers.

Benefits at a Glance

With an expert product audit for your company's automobile equipment from TÜV Rheinland you can:

  • Take advantage of short audit times with inspections at our own testing sites
  • Give your customers valuable guidance when deciding which products to select
  • Boost your customers' confidence in your products with tested car equipment
  • Document implementation of statutory requirements with the right certification
  • Demonstrate your high quality standards

Our Audits

We also carry out the following inspections as part of our tests for automobile equipment:

Mechanical Inspections

  • Mechanical safety, performance tests, stability
  • Function inspections
  • Endurance tests

Chemical Inspections

  • Material examinations for heavy metals; PAK
  • SG requirements for pollutant leather products
  • Seating covers - criteria catalogue "tested for harmful substances" for textiles
  • Air gauging of car interior
  • Allergy-tested vehicle interior

Others

  • Operation manual
  • Usability

Our Auditing Standards

  • DIN 75302 for roof boxes
  • DIN 13169 for first-aid kits
  • VDA 277 - non-metal material in car interior
  • VDA 278 – thermodesorption analysis of organic emissions to characterize non-metal car material
  • TVOC emission tests
  • PV 3341
  • VDA 278 for VOC and FOG values
  • GL 2002/95/EC flame-resistance inspection
  • GL 200/53/EC Heavy metal determination based on used car directive

Product Examples

  • Roof racks and boxes
  • Foot mats
  • Rear racks
  • Emergency hammers
  • Wheel covers
  • Windshield wipers
  • Sun protection
  • First-aid kit