What is a pre NCT?

What is a pre NCT?

Let us take the hassle out of the NCT by offering you a FREE comprehensive pre-test visual inspection. This inspection covers over 40 checks, including the most common failure items as published annually by the NCT. We at First Stop would like to ensure that your car passes it’s NCT the first time.

How long does a pre NCT check take?

A ‘Minute Or Two’ check may help your car pass its next NCT It’s possible to anticipate most of these issues with a quick check of your car. And it only takes a ‘Minute Or Two’!

How much does an NCT test cost?

How much will the test cost and what are the payment methods? The NCT fee for a full test is €55 Euro and a re-test costs €28 Euro (both fees are inclusive of VAT and maybe subject to change). Re-tests, which do not require the use of test equipment, will be free.

What does the NCT test for?

The most common categories for car failures are problems with headlights, suspension, steering, brakes and tyres. All vehicles receive an NCT Vehicle Inspection Report after the test. The report details the results of the test and explains what faults (if any) have been found.

What will fail an NCT test?

Your car will fail the NCT if there is more than 30 per cent imbalance between left-hand and right-hand suspension. It’s not just imbalance though: loose, worn, corroded, cracked, damaged, worn or deformed parts will also catch testers’ attention.

Do I need a spare wheel for NCT?

Spare wheel not needed for the NCT unless it’s a taxi. Spare wheel well/holder will be examined if present.

Do you need a spare TYRE for NCT?

Can anyone bring car to NCT?

NCTS is following the HSE guidance on social distancing across all test centres. Only one person must present the vehicle for inspection and NCTS asks that vulnerable drivers and those with an underlying illness do not attend and that they organise for someone else to present their vehicle where possible.

Can my car be seized for no NCT?

Driving a vehicle which does not have a current NCT certificate is an offence under Section 18 of the Road Traffic Act 1961. 460/2011, a member of An Garda Síochána may seize a vehicle being used in a public place without proof of passing a road worthiness test.

Can I drive while waiting for NCT?

You’re not allowed drive a car around if it has an NCT cert that isn’t fit. “This morning the Minister confirmed that motorists driving without an NCT cert will be fined and given penalty points, even if they have booked an appointment,” said Mr Dooley.

Can you fail NCT on spare TYRE?

Can the Gardai take your car for no NCT?

What is the pre NCT test in Ireland?

Pre Nct Check. The National Car Test (NCT) is a compulsory vehicle inspection programme in Ireland. The primary aim of the NCT is to improve road safety and enhance environmental protection by reducing harmful vehicles emissions in Ireland. The NCT is a check of the basic requirement at the time of the test.

Where can I get a free pre NCT check?

BestDrive by Continental, Ireland’s leading independent motor maintenance company has a FREE Pre NCT check that we can carry out on your vehicle to help identify items that we feel will be raised by the NCT centre when you car is presented for the test.

When do you have to pass the NCT test?

Once a vehicle gets to 10 years old the law has changed so that each vehicle must pass the NCT test each year.

How many drivers fail the first NCT test?

So with a high fail rate, (approximately half of the vehicles pass on the first test – Source it is vital that drivers give themselves every chance to pass the test first time and save themselves time and money.