What is TÜV Certification?
TÜV is a European auditing and certification body that ensures wheels manufactured for sale in Germany, Switzerland and Austria meet international (ECE Regulations), EC (European Community) directives, and German Motor Traffic Agency (KBA) road traffic legislation. These guidelines serve to establish a standardized assessment and production procedure for custom wheels.

What does TÜV entail?
To achieve TÜV Certification, three key criteria must be met:

1. Manufacturer Certification
This is Certification of the wheel manufacturers quality management system. Being a TÜV Certified Member confirms you are a genuine and vetted manufacturer. If you're not a real manufacturer; or your supplier isn't a TÜV certified manufacturer, your wheels cannot be TÜV approved. Many manufacturers and resellers fall at this hurdle. Kahn Design have been stringent and compliant members of this group of TÜV certified manufacturers for some time.  

2. Wheel Test Certificates
This certifies the wheels as conforming to geometric standards and having passed impact requirements and structural fatigue requirements for specific vehicles, along with often-overlooked load rating requirements. We are able to send our wheels to the European test centre to pass the TÜV geometric tolerance analysis and fatigue and impact testing. This is not a generic style-based test, but vehicle-based with each style being tested with the proper widths and offsets and load rating for the appropriate target vehicle. To TÜV Approve every design for each target vehicle is a very time consuming and costly endeavor, which produces a wide range of fitments and designs for any particular vehicle. We are proud to offer this certification on the vast majority of our designs to give you peace of mind and complete confidence in our products.

3. Vehicle Owner Certification
These are certificates ensuring wheels installed on your car / van / 4x4 / suv are TÜV certified for that specific vehicle. This is a certificate that the vehicle owner may obtain from the TÜV authorities showing our wheels are TÜV certified so they can legally be validated when the customer comes to registering their vehicle and pass annual inspections across Europe (in a similar vein to an MOT).

For further information on TÜV certificiation please contact a Kahn representative.

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