What happens if you fail NCT twice?
If your car fails the test, you must book a re-test within 21 days and the re-test must be completed within 30 days of the original test. A re-test costs €27.55. Re-tests that do not require the use of test equipment are free. (Free re-tests include minor visual items such as the replacement of a windscreen wiper).
What happens if car fails NCT retest?
The customer will be advised that the vehicle has failed the NCT. The vehicle owner will have 30 days in order to have the item repaired and returned to the centre for re-inspection. An NCT Certificate will not be issued until the vehicle is returned for inspection.
Can MOT be swapped for NCT?
Essentially this means you can exchange the MOT for an NCT certificate, hence changing the MOT cert to an NCT cert. Your vehicle will not need an NCT test until the current MOT expires. Put simply, if a UK car has MOT that is ‘in date’ your car qualifies for an Irish NCT for the remainder of the MOT.
What happens if you get caught with a failed MOT?
If your vehicle fails its MOT before your old MOT certificate expires: You can drive your vehicle with a major fault if your old MOT is still valid, because you took your vehicle in for an MOT early. But your vehicle does have faults that may make it unroadworthy, and if stopped by the police you could be prosecuted.
Are you insured without NCT?
In most situations, driving without a valid NCT certificate is illegal and any insurance claim is void. For example, during the COVID-19 pandemic, travel restrictions are in place. Also, the deadline on everybody’s NCT test has been given a 3 month extension as of August 2020.
Can someone else bring my car for NCT?
NCTS is following the HSE guidance on social distancing across all test centres. Only one person must present the vehicle for inspection and NCTS asks that vulnerable drivers and those with an underlying illness do not attend and that they organise for someone else to present their vehicle where possible.
Can you drive home from a failed MOT?
If your vehicle has failed its MOT when the certificate is still live: The answer is that you can still drive your vehicle if it fails the test and its existing MOT certificate is still valid (i.e. if your test was before the expiry date) as long as no ‘dangerous’ problem(s) were listed in the MOT.
Do hubcaps have to be removed for NCT?
Your wheel nuts have to be visible when you arrive at the NCT. If yours are covered by hubcaps you will have to remove them before going.