Vehicle Component Testing

To place vehicle components on the market anywhere in the world they are normally tested and approved by an appropriate authority. Most countries insist on proof of compliance with national or international standards, regulations or directives covering safety and/or environmental performance. Working with BSI, obtaining the proof you need is quick and simple.  


Approval for the UK and Europe involves testing samples of the product and assessing the manufacturer’s quality system to ensure that ongoing production meets the appropriate requirements such as ECE Regulations or EU Directives.  

Where experience counts

BSI has established an unrivalled reputation and experience in the testing of vehicle components for over 30 years.  

A “one-stop” shop 

Manufacturers wishing to market vehicle lighting, reflectors or mirrors within Europe can take advantage of the streamlined approvals service operated by BSI with the UK Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA).  

Services Provided:

  • VCA approval of Exterior Lighting
  • VCA approval of Exterior Rear View Mirrors
  • VCA approval of Retroreflective Devices
  • VCA approval of Electrical/Electronic components for EMC Directive 95/54
  • VCA approval of Vehicle Glass Products
  • Society of Automotive Engineers and Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards approval for components for US market