Pre NCT Check €50

Everything you need to know about the NCT:

The National Car Test is mandatory and is often approached with apprehension. But by preparing your vehicle for the test in Renault Belgard, you can save time and money. Our fully trained mechanics will help you pass it with no problems.


If your vehicle weighs less than 3.5 tonnes, you must have it inspected at regular intervals:

  • The first NCT must be performed in the 6 months before the 4th anniversary of its entry into service
  • Subsequent tests are carried out every 2 years

Our pre-NCT test cost €50 and includes:

  • Tyre condition
  • Tyre tread depth
  • Identification of suitable compliance markings (E markings)
  • Spare wheel check
  • Steering wheel play
  • Steering linkage
  • Wheel bearings
  • Brake System
  • Brake fluid
  • Brake lines and hoses
  • Brake wheel units
  • Front and rear springs
  • Front and rear suspension
  • Shock absorber condition
  • Brake bulbs
  • Rear and registration plate bulbs
  • Side bulbs
  • Headlamp condition
  • Windscreen wipers and washers
  • Exhaust system
  • Compliant registration plates
  • Safety belts
  • Windscreen and mirrors
  • Speedometer
  • Horn
  • Doors
  • Locks and Anti-theft devices
  • General bodywork
  • Chassis
  • Underbody

Among these functions, three constitute the most common cause of failure to pass the NCT: front suspension, lighting, braking and wheels.The current failure rate for the NCT is 50%.

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