Quick Answer: Can I Book An NCT?

When can I book my NCT?

The NCT Regulations allow that a car may be tested up to 90 days in advance of the test due date without affecting the expiry date of the certificate issued.

This system is in place to ensure all owners have sufficient time to have their vehicles successfully tested before the current certificate expires..

Are you insured if you have no NCT?

In all situations other than a global pandemic, driving without a valid NCT certificate is illegal and any insurance claim is void.

What’s the penalty for no NCT?

It is an offence to drive a vehicle in a public place without a current NCT certificate. This applies to vehicles from the fourth anniversary of their first registration. The penalty for driving without an NCT certificate is a fine of up to €2000, and/or up to 5 penalty points and/or imprisonment for up to 3 months.

What does N D mean on NCT report?

not doneThe ND stands for not done.

Do you need spare wheel for NCT?

Make sure they are working properly, clearly visible, securely mounted with no broken lenses, red in colour and don’t contain any water or moisture. The brake lights should never be brighter than tail lights. Check all 4 tyres and also the spare tyre. Thread depth must be the legal limit of 1.6mm.

Can someone else bring car to NCT?

However, you may arrange for someone else to present the car. Whoever presents the vehicle for test must produce their own identification in the form of a driving licence. 21. I didn’t attend for my NCT in March due to concerns about COVID-19 as I am in a vulnerable category.

What will fail an NCT test?

Your car will fail the NCT if there is more than 30 per cent imbalance between left-hand and right-hand suspension. It’s not just imbalance though: loose, worn, corroded, cracked, damaged, worn or deformed parts will also catch testers’ attention.

Do new cars need NCT?

Cars up to four years old do not need an NCT. Cars four to nine years old must be tested every second year. Cars ten years and older must be tested every year. It might help to know that the NCT regulations allow for a car to be tested up to 90 days before the due date without affecting the next cert’s expiry date.

Can you book an NCT now?

All NCTS Centres are fully operational and bookings can be made online. … Customers should note this change and are encouraged to check their new test due date on Check NCT Due Date.

Are NCT tests Cancelled?

The NCT testing system was suspended on 28 March 2020 as part of the Government response to COVID 19. All cars with a test due date on or after 28 March 2020 are being extended by 4 months.

Does car need to be washed for NCT?

Clean your car Clean your car inside and out. Make sure that the lights, windows, mirrors and registration plates are clean. You should also clean under the body of the car with a brush. Make sure the boot is empty and remove any unnecessary belongings from inside the car that may get in the way of the tester.

Can I drive without NCT?

It is an offence to drive a car without displaying a National Car Testing Service disc, if the car is liable for testing. … The test is called the National Car Test and is carried out on behalf of the Government by the National Car Testing Service Ltd ( NCTS ).