National car testing

National Car Testing ServiceFrom 4 January 2000, all private cars over 4 year old which use public roads in Ireland require to have a national car test.

Does my new car need to have a national car test?

Your car will need to have a national car test if the following applies:

  • Your car is more than 4 years old.
  • You have imported your car and it is more than 4 years old.
  • Your car was last tested more than 2 years previously.

How do I book my national car test?

You can book your test through the national car testing service by visiting the following website address:

Does my commercial van require a National Car Test?

All commercial vans, lorries and trucks do not require to have an NCT. However, they do require to have a DOE test carried out.

Please visit the following website for more information.