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The DVSA IVA (Individual Vehicle Approval) Test

All our vehicles undergo the DVSA IVA (Individual Vehicle Approval) test as a mandatory inspection process in the UK for vehicles with new bodies. The test is conducted by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) to ensure that new commercial vehicle bodies meet specific safety and environmental standards before they can be used on the road.

The IVA test covers a wide range of aspects, including lighting, visibility, wheels and tires, brakes, fuel systems, and other safety-related components. The body of the vehicle must also meet certain standards in terms of strength, stability, and durability.

The DVSA IVA test is an important step in the vehicle manufacturing process, as it helps to ensure that new commercial vehicle bodies are safe and environmentally compliant. This helps to reduce the risk of accidents and also protects the environment from harmful emissions.

To pass the DVSA IVA test, a vehicle must meet all the required standards and pass a comprehensive inspection process. This process can take several days, and the vehicle may need to be modified or repaired before it can be approved.

In the UK, it is a legal requirement for all commercial vehicle bodies to pass the DVSA IVA test before they can be used on the road. Failure to do so can result in significant fines and other penalties, and may also impact the insurance and liability coverage of the vehicle.

Overall, the DVSA IVA test is an important part of the commercial vehicle body manufacturing process in the UK, and helps to ensure that new vehicles are safe and environmentally compliant. If you are planning to build a new commercial vehicle body, it is important to understand the requirements of the DVSA IVA test and to work with a reputable manufacturer who can help you meet these standards.

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At SVB (Southern Vehicle Bodies), we are driven by a passion for innovation and a commitment to excellence in the commercial vehicle body industry. We believe in constantly pushing the boundaries of what is possible to create products that not only meet, but exceed, the demands of our customers.
Our mission is to enhance the transportation industry by providing innovative and reliable commercial vehicle bodies that improve efficiency, safety, and overall performance. We are dedicated to using the latest technologies and materials to create products that are not only functional, but also aesthetically pleasing.
Our team of experienced professionals is dedicated to providing exceptional customer service and support. We take the time to understand each customer’s unique needs and requirements, and work closely with them to develop the best solution for their business.

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