National Car Test (NCT)
The National Car Test (NCT) was introduced on 4th January 2000
What are the benefits of car testing?
- safer vehicles
- improved reliability
- improved fuel economy
- cleaner air/less noise
- potential for lower insurance costs
What cars must be tested?
All cars, 4 years old or more must be tested and every two years thereafter
Where do I get my car tested?
There are forty-three test centres in Ireland. If your car is due to be tested the NCT should be writing to you with a test appointment. If however, you do not receive an appointment contact the NCT directly at 1890 412 413. Also book online at www.ncts.ie
What will I do if I lose my NCT Certificate or NCT Report?
You can replace any of the above for a fee of €12.70. You must go to your local Garda station and obtain an RF134 form, which must be stamped and signed by the Gardaí. Send this completed form back, along with either your windscreen disc or NCT Certificate, whichever part you may still hold, and a bank draft or postal order payable to Applus Car Testing Service Ltd., to: The Test Certificate Administrator, NCTS, Lakedrive 3026, Citywest Business Campus, Naas Road, Dublin 24.
For a replacement NCT Report, simply write in with car registration number, make and model and owner details along with the €12.70 fee to the Test Certificate Administrator at the above address. These fees may be subject to change.
Further information on the NCT can be obtained from:
National Car Testing Service,
Citywest Business Campus,
Naas Road, Dublin 24
Fax: 01 - 4135996