From 1 June 2011 annual testing has been introduced for cars 10 years and older. There is a need to ensure that older vehicles are frequently maintained and are fit for purpose on our roads. All cars presented for their 10th anniversary or subsequent NCT on or after 1 June 2011 will receive a certificate valid for up to one year only. The RSA has prepared a FAQ document(PDF) to assist with any queries in relation to testing of cars 10 years and older.
Standards are a key component of road safety. This section deals with standards for vehicles, private and commercial, on Irish roads
Explaining what an NCT certificate is, why you need one and what to do if you lose one
The NCT now includes additional test items for vehicle modifications such as exhaust noise levels and window tinting.