Pre-NCT Checks

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Front of the NCT Test Centre in Arklow

Why get a Pre-NCT check done on my car?

Before a car is tested by the National Car Testing (NCT) service, it is advisable to have it serviced or checked over beforehand by a qualified mechanic. The inconvenience of having a car fail the NCT far outweighs the effort of having a car properly serviced and checked over prior to having it tested.

What is checked during a pre-NCT check?

A pre-NCT check includes checking the following items and more:

  • Lights for correct operation, damage and water ingress
  • Bulbs are working and correct colour
  • Headlamp alignment and self leveling adjustor operation
  • Suspension for visual defects such as worn bushes and linkages
  • Brake pads and discs checked for correct minimum thickness
  • Brake calipers checked for correct fitment and moving correctly
  • Brake fluid checked for correct level and water content
  • Coolant checked for level and concentration
  • Engine oil checked for quantity
  • Windscreen washer operation checked and topped up
  • Wipers checked for correct operation and fitment
  • Exhaust checked for leaks and fitment
  • On Board Computer checked for faults codes
  • Timing belt checked against time and distance recommended by manufacturer

There are many other items checked during a service or pre-NCT check but too many to list here.

We are located directly across the road from the Arklow NCT Centre. We can have your car serviced or checked prior to its NCT and we will even drop it over to the test centre for you at no additional charge.

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