Our car is older than ten years so its NCT (National Car Test) must be renewed each year. Renewal of test for cars that are 4 to 10 years old is every two years and a new car doesn’t need to be tested for the first 48 months.
To book an appointment, go to their website enter your car’s registration number and follow the instructions. You will also find more information about where the testing centres are, how to prepare so you will more likely pass the test, check when your next NCT is due, and more.
As of January 2019, the test costs €55 (€28 for a re-inspection if the car has to go through the testing drive again, no fee, if it doesn’t have to). Beware, that you’ll need to give them at least 5 working days notice if you cannot make your appointment; otherwise you will be charged €22 for the first and €11.50 for a scheduled appointment for a re-inspection (credit card details are taken online while booking the test/s).
You will receive a booking appointment confirmation by email and/or text message (SMS). The confirmation will come along with helpful hints how to prepare for your NCT.
On the day of the test, bring along the Vehicle Registration Book, Registration Certificate or Licensing Certificate and your driver’s licence as identification. Also note that, on that day, the fee will be charged on your credit card.
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A post I have written in April of 2017: NCT in Ireland.