PRE NCT TEST

Pre-NCT Inspection

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. It evaluates the parts of the vehicle which are visible and accessible. Passing the NCT test does not mean that you don’t need to keep your car regularly maintained.

YOUR PRE NCT CHECK INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING:

  • Check all the vehicle lights and condition of lens

  • Check headlamp alignment and adjust if necessary

  • Wiper blades – check condition and operation

  • Check horn operation

  • Check condition of safety belts and operation

  • Check timing belt condition

  • Check oil level

  • Check tyre condition, specification and set tyre pressures

  • Visual inspection of all brake pipes and hoses

  • Check handbrake operation