Why does my new Cardoen car have to go to the inspection first?


Most of the cars in our range come directly from the supplier in a European country. Before they come to Belgium, they are registered in the country where they were exported. Officially, they are then imported into Belgium as a "used car". This is required by law, even if they have 0 kilometers on the odometer. This procedure is called "day registration."

In Belgium, it is compulsory to have every car that has ever been registered somewhere first inspected before it can be sold. That's why we take your car to the inspection before you can pick it up. This way you also have an extra check that your car is definitely 100% in order.

Also, if you decide to have a tow bar installed on your new car, it has to be re-inspected.

All our cars come with a European Certificate of Conformity (COC). This is the legal proof that your car was made by an official manufacturer. So you can be sure that you are getting exactly the same quality as you would get from a brand dealer.