The National Car Test (NCT) is a compulsory vehicle inspection programme in Ireland. The primary aim of this programme is to improve road safety and enhance environmental protection by reducing harmful vehicles emissions in Ireland.
• Five penalty points for driving a dangerously defective vehicle.
• Five points for driving without a certificate of road worthiness.
• Three penalty points for driving a vehicle without fixing a fault uncovered at the NCT.
Avoid penalty points and improve your road safety today. At South Dublin Automotive we will pre-test your car for FREE
The free NCT check is a visual check. Included in this are wipers, bulbs, tyres, pressures, visual check of the brake pads and discs & all levels are assessed. To obtain a FREE PRE NCT a customer must provide proof of their NCT appointment beforehand.
The test does not include steering mis-alignment correcting or headlight aim adjustment where detected. The test is carried out without obligation and we will be happy to quote for any remedial work required to prepare your car for the N.C.T.
The NCT was introduced on 4th January 2000.
Testing was introduced on a phased basis as follows:
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