Vehicle and Fuel Efficiency Laboratory

​      The laboratory conducts tests on vehicles, tires and rims according to standards and test methods for products.

Laboratory Tasks:
      Applying the standard and conducting the tests stipulated in the standard to ensure the safety of products whether vehicles, tires or rims and to verify their conformity with the approved Saudi / Gulf standards.
      The laboratory consists of 3 units divided by the nature of tests and the samples are distributed among these units according to the type of test prescribed in the product standard, as follows:
•  Vehicle Inspection Unit.
•  Tire Safety Unit.
•  Rims safety Unit.

 
First: Unit of Vehicle Inspection
      The unit inspects vehicles received from Saudi Customs and the General Directorate of Traffic to ensure their conformity with the Saudi / Gulf standards for vehicles.
      The laboratory also includes a number of apparatus that help to ensure the conformity of vehicles:
•  Gas Analyzer.
•  Automotive Glass Transparency.
•  Light Transmittance Meter for Glass.
•  Sound Level.​​

Second: Unit of Testing Tires and Rims
      The unit conducts the necessary tests according to the Saudi standards for tires and rims on the products received from Saudi Customs, institutions, companies and individuals to ensure their conformity with the Saudi standards.

      The laboratory includes a number of apparatus that helps to ensure the conformity of products with standards, which are:
•  High-speed endurance and performance testing machine for passenger car tires;
•  Truck tire endurance testing machine;
•  Tensile and elongation testing machine;
•  Ageing testing device;
•  Device of testing Strength and detachment of rim bead;
•  Collision device for rims;
•  Device for measuring the wear of rims.

List of products tested in the laboratory: 
Required Time for Inspection​
Standard No.​
product
NO.​
Unit of Testing Tires and Rims
30 days

SASO-GSO 53
Passenger car tires
1
30 days

SASO-GSO 646
Truck tires
2
30 da​ys
SASO-ISO 3006
SASO-GSO-ISO 7141
Rims
3
Unit of Vehicle Inspection​
one hour​

SASO-GSO 42

Vehicles

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Last modified 29 Jun 2020
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