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Should I ditch my car after NCT failure?


I am in two minds what to do. My car recently failed the NCT and it is going to cost me nearly €1,000 to fix it or should I leave it and buy a new car?

Filed under NCT - Asked by Alan Shannon (Ennis ) - Fri, 05 Feb 2021 11:43

Will interior lights fail the NCT?

Will interior LED lights that go into the footwell fail your car's NCT?

Filed under NCT - Asked by Oisin McG - Fri, 05 Feb 2021 14:50

NCT test for privately taxed van?

If I tax a van privately, which test applies, NCT or commercial vehicle test?

Martin from Carlow

Filed under NCT - Asked by Martin Smith (Carlow) - Mon, 14 Dec 2020 21:36

Will my Astra fail its NCT because of the key?


I have a 2006 Opel Astra. The electronic button on my key doesn't work. Will my car fail the NCT for using the key manually?

Filed under NCT - Asked by Moira Hannafin (Tralee) - Wed, 11 Nov 2020 14:23

NCT or CVRT for privately taxed van?

I have bought a new Toyota Proace City 1.5 SWB van and I have taxed it and insured it for private use. The tax cost me €413. My query is, where do I get it tested when it comes up? Is it NCT or CVRT?  Which one is it classed for?

Thanking you


Filed under NCT - Asked by Dave Daly (Co Cork) - Fri, 25 Sep 2020 11:54

Will my creaking Colt pass its NCT?

Hi, can you please help?

My 2004 Mitsubishi Colt needs its two outer CV joints replacing as it creaks when turning the wheel, though it does not affect the drive quality. I am having trouble finding the parts as it's a Japanese import. My main concern is will it pass its NCT with the creaking?



Filed under NCT - Asked by Sue Doyle (Wicklow ) - Thu, 17 Sep 2020 12:44

Can I get my full NCT done now?

When will the NCT issue appointments for under-car inspections that could not be completed due to their scissor lift fiasco?

Filed under NCT - Asked by Phil Singleton (Kanturk ) - Tue, 11 Aug 2020 06:04

Can I drive my Volvo without tax and NCT?

I have a 1992 Volvo that I bought new; it has been in the garage for the last 10 years and I would like to put it back on the road. I had the local mechanic look at it and he said that if he drove it 30 miles down the road to take the surface rust off the discs it would probably pass an NCT.  However, I would like to take it to the garage and have the discs and pads changed along with the brake hoses. The question is, can I drive it to the garage without tax and NCT?

Best wishes, Chris Keohane

Filed under NCT - Asked by Christopher Keohane (Bantry Co Cork) - Thu, 23 Jul 2020 10:56

What to do about my Mazda RX-8 NCT?


I have a Mazda RX-8, which was due a test at the start of April. I am wondering what the rules are as regards emission testing. As you probably know, they have a different type of engine and require two-stroke oil, which would leave emissions very high. Do I need to stop adding two-stroke oil before the test or are they not tested for emissions?



Filed under NCT - Asked by Patrick Sweeney (LETTERKENNY) - Mon, 22 Jun 2020 15:42

How to get a replacement NCT cert?

Hi there,

I have lost my NCT disc and cert; I know it passed but how can I prove this and get a new one?

Filed under NCT - Asked by Lydia Casey (Blackrock Dublin ) - Mon, 30 Mar 2020 15:15

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