Cars have become more and more complex and a mechanic now needs cutting-edge technology to complement his skill, in order to determine the engine’s state of tune and any repairs that may be required. ANME is therefore working towards gradually setting up a sufficient number of diagnostic stations in various locations, These stations will have equipment allowing motorists to periodically check the operation of their vehicle engines and to identify any repairs necessary in accordance with best practice.
The objective of installing automotive engine diagnostic stations is to meet the requirements of article 13 of law 2009-7 of 9 February 2009 (amending and supplementing law 2004-72 of 2 August 2004), relating to energy management. This article imposes the obligation to submit motor vehicles, during regular technical inspections – which they undergo in accordance with the provisions of the Highway Code – to a diagnosis of their engines with the aim of managing fuel consumption. In the private sector, the conditions for performing vehicle engine diagnosis, the necessary equipment, the diagnostic tests and the methods for monitoring and control of the diagnostic stations are set out in the technical specifications relating to the organization of vehicle engine diagnostic activity in the private sector. In 2016, there were 139 vehicle engine diagnostic stations throughout Tunisia.
- Technical Agency for Terrestrial Transport – Agence technique de Transport Terrestre
- National Agency for Environmental Protection – Agence Nationale de Protection de l’Environnement
- Tunisian Agency for Vocational Training – Agence Tunisienne de la Formation Professionnelle
- Tunisian Union of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts – Union Tunisienne de l’Industrie, du Commerce et de l’Artisanat