Tachographs

Tachograph services

Our workshop can cover all needs regarding analogue and digital tachograph service. If your vehicle used for the carriage of passengers or goods has been put into service for the first time before 01.05.2006, then it can be equipped with analogue tachographs.

Otherwise, it should be equipped with digital tachograph (Regulation EC No 561/2006).

Analogue tachographs


Tacho Hellas is an authorized workshop for analogue tachographs (workshop code: 12GR08) and can perform with success the following services:

Installation

We install analogue tachographs to all types of vehicles.

Check

We perform all necessary checks for tachograph proper functioning through special technical equipment.

Repair

The great variety in tachograph repair parts, the trained personnel and our long experience guarantee proper repairs in all types of analogue tachographs.

Calibration

It is about updating or confirming vehicle parameters.

Digital tachographs


Tacho Hellas is an authorized workshop for digital tachographs (workshop code: 12GR08) and can perform with success the following services:

Installation

We install digital tachograph to vehicles that do not have one.
Activation

In many new vehicles, digital tachographs have been installed but not activated by the manufacturer. We can activate the tachograph, i.e. to make it fully operational and implement all its functions, with our workshop card.
Το συνεργείο μας αναλαμβάνει την ενεργοποίηση των ψηφιακών ταχογράφων, δηλ. θέτει τους ψηφιακούς ταχογράφους σε πλήρη λειτουργία και όλες τις λειτουργίες τους σε εφαρμογή, μέσω της κάρτας συνεργείου.

Inspection

Through our diagnostic equipment, we can check whether the tachograph works properly or not.

Calibration

Similarly to analogue tachographs, digital tachographs have to be inspected and calibrated at least once within two years of the last inspection.

Besides the two-year period, tachograph inspection shall take place:

  • after any repair of the equipment
  • after any alteration of the characteristic coefficient of the vehicle
  • after any change of the effective circumference of the tyres (tyre change)
  • when the equipment UTC time is wrong by more than 20 minutes
  • when the VRN has changed

The tachograph inspection entails the following services:

  • tachograph calibration
  • replacement of the tachograph battery
  • archiving and evaluation of evens and faults
  • check of the motion sensor

Also, during calibration process, the driver is informed on proper tachograph use.


Proper functioning certificate

Our workshop issues the necessary proper functioning certificate after digital tachograph inspection. With this document, the workshop certifies that:

  • the tachograph is correctly fitted and appropriate for the tachograph
  • the tachograph is working properly
  • the tachograph carries the type-approval mark
  • the installation plaque is affixed
  • all seals are intact and effective
  • there are no manipulation devices attached to the tachograph or traces of the use of such devices
  • the tyre size and the actual circumference of the tyres

Also, installation plaque is affixed to a clearly visible and easily accessible place of the vehicle.

 Repair

Digital tachographs cannot be repaired due to safety reasons.

So, generally, workshop intervention in digital tachographs is minor and restricted to changes of motion sensor, harness connection changes and blogged card removals.

When the digital tachograph cannot be repaired and our technicians have to replace the tachograph, then we download the data from the malfunctioned vehicle unit and deliver them to the transport company.

In the case that the malfunction of the recording equipment prevents recorded data to be downloaded, even after repair, our workshop issues to transport company a certificate of data undownloadability.

Digital tachograph warranty

We provide a warranty of two years for all the digital tachographs that we install (ΕFAS, VDO & STONERIDGE).

Tachograph upgrade

Older versions of digital tachograph record as ‘work’ the hours that the vehicle does not move.

So, when a driver leaves the vehicle and goes for rest, he/she has to adjust the tachograph in ‘rest’ mode. However, it is not rare, for drivers to forget this adjustment; as a result, the tachograph records as ‘work’ the time that the driver is at ‘rest’.

Our workshop can upgrade those old versions of digital tachographs to follow the tactic of new tachographs, that is to move the driver activity to ‘rest’ mode when the vehicle is not moving.