Pre NCT Check

A Pre NCT is a vehicle check completed before a National Car Test - a compulsory vehicle inspection programme in Ireland.

The aim of the NCT is to improve road safety and emissions. All cars over 4-years-old must pass an NCT every two years. For vehicles aged 10 years or more, an NCT is required every year.

This inspection covers over 40 checks, including the most common failure items as published annually by the NCT.

 

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We at First Stop would like to ensure that your car passes it's NCT the first time.

This inspection covers over 40 checks, including the most common failure items as published annually by the NCT.

Pre NCT Guaranteed at selected locations*

Should your vehicle fail it's NCT having had an NCT Check, all recommended works undertaken and paid for at a participating First Stop location, we guarantee that we will pay for the vehicles' re-test. T&C's apply.

Book now at one of our participating stores.

Remember if you are in Northern Ireland your vehicle needs to have an MOT.

NCT FAQ's:

Which cars need an NCT?

All cars over 4-years-old must pass an NCT every two years. For vehicles aged 10 years or more, an NCT is required every year.

When is my NCT test due?

To find out if your vehicle has a valid NCT, or when your next test is due, visit nct.ie and enter your vehicle registration number.

What happens at a Pre NCT check?

The experts at First Stop can carry out a Pre NCT to make sure your vehicle is in optimum shape for the compulsory NCT test. This includes:

  • Checking your car has adequate oil and water
  • Your registration plates comply with current regulations
  • The vehicle is reasonably clean (especially underneath)
  • Tyres are inflated to the correct pressure
  • The engine is in a fit state to be tested
  • Checking your lights

What is the penalty for driving without an NCT certificate?

The penalty for driving without an NCT certificate is a fine of up to €2000, and/or up to 5 penalty points and/or imprisonment for up to 3 months.

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