NCT - FAQ
| For safer, Cleaner motoring |
The NCT was introduced on 4th January 2000. Ireland is one of the last countries to comply with the EU Directive, which makes car testing compulsory in EU member states and is aimed primarily at improving road safety and enhancing environmental protection. NCTS is operating this service on behalf of the Government and is committed to providing the highest standards of customer service
What are the emission levels my car needs to obtain to pass the NCT?
What are the different gases my car is tested on?
There are three different readings taken when your car is tested at the National car test centre.
Carbon Monoxide (CO)
| Preparing for the NCT
Please prepare for the test by ensuring that:
It is recommended that you co-incide the servicing of your vehicle with it's NCT.
During the servicing of your vehicle, we advise that you take special attention to (in order):
| Top Three Failure Items:
Year 2001 to date: the main failure items are Brakes, Front Suspension and Emissions.
In the year 2000:
What can Mcnamara's do to get my car through the test?
Our workshop has the very latest test and diagnosis equipment to ensure the problem with your car is found quickly and repaired. We are also offer a same day service to fit catalytic converters and exhaust systems. Our stores hold an extremely comprehensive range of all parts related to petrol or injection systems on new and not so new cars. These include catalytic converters, oxygen sensors and the largest selection of carburettors and spare parts in Ireland.
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