NCT Preparation

Pre-NCT service“Vehicles that are serviced regularly will be safer to drive, kinder to the environment and have a better chance of passing the NCT first time round”

Let us take the stress out of the NCT by availing of our pre-NCT service.  Our Pre-NCT test service includes:

  • Tyre check
  • Light alignment
  • Wheel alignment check
  • Bulb check
  • NCT wash (over and under body wash)
  • Interior hoover
  • Removal of hub caps and ties, and refit after test

We are located next door to County Monaghan's NCT testing centre on the Clones Road.

Booking not essential, but please come at least 1 hour before test time. Avail of our comfortable waiting room and complimentary tea/coffee & Wi-Fi.

Please note

Following the removal & refitting of all road wheels, nuts should be retightened after 30 miles driving

What is the NCT?

Pre-NCT testingIt is known as the National Car Test (NCT). It was introduced to Ireland in January 2000 under EU Directive 96/96/EC.

The NCT is compulsory, every car is due its first NCT when it is four years old, and every two years thereafter. The test is carried out on behalf of the Government by the National Car Testing Service Ltd (NCTS). The main purpose of the NCT is to ensure the highest level of vehicle road safety while enhancing environmental protection.

The NCT fee is currently €49 and a re-test costs €27.50 (both fees are inclusive of VAT).

The NCT can be booked on-line at or by telephone on LoCall 1890 412 413.

Preparation tips for the NCT test.

  • Check your engine oil and water level is adequate.
  • Empty the boot and clear all unnecessary belongings out of the vehicle.
  • Tyres must be in good condition and inflated to the correct pressure. Don't forget the spare tyre as this will be inspected too.
  • Ensure engine is in a fit state to be tested.
  • Wheel hubcaps must be removed so that the wheel can be fully inspected.
  • Ensure your vehicle is clean inside and out, especially the under body of the car as the mechanic needs to inspect this carefully and they must be able to see clearly.
  • All seatbelts and clips must be fully visible and in working order. It is necessary to remove baby seats before the inspection.