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What is examined
in the NCT
Applus+ Car Testing Service Ltd, is responsible for the operation of the compulsory vehicle inspection programme in Ireland. This programme which falls under the directive 2009/40/EC is in its thirteenth year of operation and its primary aim is to improve road safety and enhance environmental protection by reducing harmful vehicles emissions in Ireland.
Ireland over the last number of years has witnessed a larger reliance on the use of mechanically propelled vehicles resulting in an increase in the number of vehicles on the road. The safety of vehicles has never been more in question in Ireland as it is today; therefore by bringing your vehicle in for its National Car Test we can provide a comprehensive diagnosis of the condition of your vehicle on the day of the test. To help you comply with this legal requirement, NCT have a dedicated network of 47 test centre's throughout the country. Please click here to find the test centre nearest you where you can have your vehicle inspected.
Applus+ operates this service on behalf of the Road Safety Authority and is committed to providing the highest standards in customer service, quality and test integrity. All of these elements are very important to the National Car Test and we take any feedback from the public or our staff very seriously, if you would like to report a concern regarding any aspect of the inspection process then please contact the relevant department by visiting our contact us page.
We are the only provider of the service nationwide and are totally independent of the motor industry and do not engage in garage service and repair activities. When having your vehicle inspected by the NCTS you will receive a fair, uniform and impartial service.
Thinking of buying a UK Vehicle? Did you know you can now conduct a background check on a UK vehicle using the Applus Car History Check!
From 1st May 2012, failure to produce the required identification
(driving licence/passport) will result in your vehicle not being issued an NCT certificate at the time of testing.
NCT certificates and discs containing the following serial numbers 3711250 -
If you are purchasing a second hand vehicle we would urge that you please check the serial number on the NCT disc to ensure it is not stolen.
If you have any doubts regarding the validity of an NCT Certificate then please contact NCT on 1890 200 670 and we will be quickly able to confirm the validity of the NCT certificate for you
From 1 July 2013, new arrangements will apply for declaring a vehicle off the road for motor tax purposes. The new arrangements require a vehicle to be declared off the road in advance where the owner intends not to use it on the public road for a period.
Thinking of buying a UK car?
you can now conduct a vehicle history check from just
€17.50 (limited time only)
Applus Car History Check
Book & Pay your NCT
DID YOU KNOW…?
Taking a few minutes to check items such as registration lamp lights, windscreen washers/wipers, brake lights and tyres to ensure they are all working in advance of you NCT could potentially save you
valuable time and money.