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Pre '92 cars and older will be tested in year 2000, followed by all '92 - '96 registered cars in 2001 and all 4 year old cars and eligible older cars in 2002.
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Testing will be introduced on a phased basis as follows: Year 2000: Cars first registered before 1 January 1992 Year 2001: Cars first registered between 1992-1996 Year 2002 onwards: All 4 year old cars and eligible older cars
If your car is due for the test, you will be notified by mail 8 weeks before the anniversary date of first registration of your car. You will be offered a provisional appointment for the test that must either be confirmed or rearranged by calling your local NCTS center LoCall booking number.
They will be subject to precisely the same requirements as Irish cars if they are 4 years old or more.
Cars will be liable to testing when they are 4 years old and every second year thereafter.
The items to be tested are specified in the Directive. They include braking systems, steering, windscreens/ window glass, lamps and electrical equipment, axles, wheels and suspensions, chassis and attachments, bodywork, safety belts, warning devices, speedometer, noise, air pollutant emissions The way the test is to be carried out and the reasons for failure will be documented in the Car Tester's manual. The Car Tester's Manual will be widely available at least 6 months before testing begins
They will located so that the distance owners need travel for a test will not be a burden. Most owners will be less than 30 miles from a test centre. Details are given HERE
The test will cost £35.00. A retest will cost £19.80. Retests which do not require the use of a test lane will be free. Changes in the fee will require Ministerial approval.
The benefits include:
Uniform standards will be set for
The Motor Tax Office will not tax a car unless it has passed its test. The evidence for this will be a Pass Report or Test Certificate. In addition, every car concerned will display a windscreen disc to show that it has passed its test.
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