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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?

Hi,

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?

Thanks

Patrick

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


Cracked grille an issue for the NCT?

Can a crack on the front grille of a car cause it to fail an NCT?

Filed under NCT - Asked by Conor Byrne (Sligo ) - Thu, 30 Jan 2020 20:08


Will my Kangoo pass its NCT?

Will my 2005 Renault Kangoo 1.5 dCi pass the NCT with the glow plug warning light illuminated? It is not the engine management light as that has a separate light that is not illuminated, only the glow plug light is always illuminated while the car is running.

Thanks

Filed under NCT - Asked by Jacob Wilton (Sligo) - Sat, 09 Nov 2019 18:06


Are glow plugs part of the NCT?

The glow plugs in my car need to be changed. Must I do this before NCT test?

Filed under NCT - Asked by Martin Scullion (Dublin) - Tue, 12 Nov 2019 12:04


Can a sunstrip pass an NCT?

My car has a sunstrip on the windscreen that was an NCT fail. The fail sheet said obstruction inside wiped area, so if I put on wipers that wipe up to just under the sunstrip will it still pass?

Filed under NCT - Asked by John D (Tipperary) - Fri, 30 Aug 2019 03:06


Can I bring my wife's car for an NCT?

Car booked in for first NCT on 26 July in Cahir. Registration book in my late wife's name. Is this ok or do I need to re-register prior to NCT? If so do I need to cancel my NCT date, re-register and re-book?

Filed under NCT - Asked by Michael Ruth (Clonmel) - Tue, 23 Jul 2019 10:23


Do my interior indicator lights fail the NCT?

My indicator light is working on outside of the car, but not on dashboard; will this fail the NCT?

Filed under NCT - Asked by Marie Okeeffe (Limerick ) - Wed, 19 Jun 2019 21:10


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