Have a car in Costa Rica with an expiring inspection sticker? You likely have another month to pass the annual checkup.
The price of the yearly technical vehicle inspection charged by Spanish-owned company Riteve SyC will increase in July after 11 years without change.
If Riteve, the private company responsible for mandatory vehicle inspections in Costa Rica, gets its way, you might be paying 205 percent more for your car inspection next year.
The cost of mandatory technical vehicle inspections in Costa Rica will remain unchanged for the next 12 months, as the Public Services Regulatory Authority (ARESEP) on Tuesday evening rejected a rates-hike request of up to 202 percent, depending on the type of vehicle.
RITEVE says vehicle inspection rates haven't increased in 10 years, and blames the Public Works and Transport Ministry for failing to issue a methodology to calculate them.